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Daniel Holmes

President, Brokerage Services Canada

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Professional Summary

Daniel Holmes is the President, Brokerage Services Canada, overseeing the national brokerage business and operations support for Office, Industrial, Retail, Investment Sales, Debt and Hotels. Dan is a champion for clients, his people and the industry, accelerating success through advocacy, investing in relationships, and support. 
As a leader at one of the most trusted global brands in commercial real estate, Dan implements strategies to advance and mentor Colliers’ employees. He tracks the insights, factual data, market trends and projections that drive real value in commercial real estate. Dan empowers advisors and clients to make informed decisions based on Colliers’ integrated services. He excels at building teams and culture, balancing healthy competition, action orientation, personal accountability, enterprising spirit, and camaraderie. 

Dan began his career in real estate at Colliers as a Research Assistant, quickly transitioning to sales where he built his industry experiences and network over 11 years before moving on to a leadership role externally. After returning to Colliers, he held progressive leadership roles including Senior Managing Director, Office Practice Group, and Executive Managing Director, Greater Toronto Area where he led leaders and sales advisor teams, oversaw operations, recruitment, the Eastern Acceleration Advisor Development Program, and strategic business development. 


  • Development of Colliers National Debt Advisory and National Tech Advisory divisions 

  • As Executive Managing Director, the GTA oversaw 60% of year-over-year revenue growth for the region, overseeing 3 leaders and the advisors across all practice groups 

  • As Senior Managing Director, Office Practice Group, he led 25% of year-over-year revenue growth. 

  • Member of the Real Estate Program Advisory Board at the University of Guelph 

  • Volunteer in Fundraiser with the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation 


BA, Economics/Environmental Studies, Lake Forest College 
Licensed Real Estate Broker - OREA 

Memberships & Involvements

Toronto Real Estate Board, RECO, NAIOP


"Daniel was excellent in assigning the right people and resources to best meet our requirements. He was instrumental in compiling a comprehensive marketing package and through his diplomatic and political savvy completed our transaction to achieve great results for all parties..."  Joseph Abitbol COO Nuspor & Nubury Group of Companies


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Occupier Representation, Tech Advisory, Property Sales

Property Type

Office, Industrial, Land, Multifamily, Retail

Featured Research

Apr 14, 2022

National Debt Market Report Q1 2022

Bank of Canada raises overnight rate by 0.25% for the first time since 2018
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Jan 1, 2022

National Debt Market Report Q4 2021

Cost of funds and bond yields have been volatile over Q4 2021
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Sep 1, 2021

National Debt Market Report Q3 2021

Spread between bonds & cap rates is now only 8 bps above the 15-yr average
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Featured News

Feb 14, 2023

National Market Snapshot with Adam Jacobs and Daniel Holmes

Colliers’ Adam Jacobs and Daniel Holmes have a candid, revealing conversation about the commercial real estate market, from the past quarter through the present and foreseeable future, on the heels of Colliers Canada’s National Market Snapshot Q4 2022.
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Feb 4, 2022

Colliers Canada promotes Daniel Holmes to President of Brokerage Services

Holmes’ extensive experience to further enhance brokerage services, Scott Addison to transition into a new role with Colliers Strategy and Consulting Group
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