Executive Vice President, Sales Representative
Graham has established himself as a quarterback within Colliers Industrial National Team and as a leader within the Toronto real estate industry. He has specialized in the logistics and ecommerce sector across Canada for 25 years and has helped his clients through numerous market cycles. Together with his team, Graham is regularly called upon by North American industrial occupiers for his real time market insights and his ability to execute complicated real estate strategies.
Graham has a passion for the logistics industry and is a visionary within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Industrial market. He has helped launch several top industrial parks across the GTA, and will continue to provide forward looking advice as the GTA expands concentrically in search of labor, financial benefits & operational efficiency. Graham is a founding member of Colliers North America’s Logistics Supply Chain and Transportation Team. He and his team look forward to learning more about your corporate needs and sharing their industrial insights.
Large Format Industrial Occupier Leasing Projects
TJX / Winners / Home Sense – over 2 Million SF of fulfillment and distribution space across Canada
Best Buy Co.– over 1 Million SF of fulfillment and distribution space concentrated in the GTA
Walmart – 2 Million SF of fulfillment and distribution warehouse space within Mississauga and Cornwall
Canada Post Corporation – procurement of their GTA Central East fulfillment centre and processing hub
Gordon Food Service – 350,000 SF of freezer cooler warehouse facility and build to suit transaction + expansion of their Milton DC by another 200,000 SF
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations - 500,000 SF build-to-suit warehouse distribution facility
Key Industrial Land Projects
425 acres on behalf of Rice Group and Choice Property REIT which will soon become the largest industrial park under development within Ontario
245 acres on behalf of Oxford Properties to support approximately 4M SF of future industrial development
100 + 150 acres on behalf of Anatolia Capital which will witness in excess of 5M SF of future industrial development
200 acres on behalf of HOOPP and is currently the largest spec industrial park in Canada with approximately 4M SF actively under developed and over half pre-leased.
115 acres on behalf of the Picov Family and Blackwood Partners which is has been the largest land transaction and business park development in Durham over the past 15 years
Capital Market Projects
Summit REIT – acquisition of Volkswagen’s fulfillment, distribution facility in Ajax totaling 350,000 SF
GWL – sale of approximately 1 Million SF industrial portfolio in the GTA
KingSett – acquisition of a 220,000 SF existing building and 100,000 SF repositioning spec lease expansion followed by an investment sale to Bentall Kennedy
Hopewell – acquisition of a 30 acre site, spec development of 575,000 SF, future lease up and then subsequent capital market disposition once stabilized
SunLife – portfolio disposition of industrial, surplus land, office and retail portfolio within Burlington totaling over 600,000 SF
iPort Caledon, HOOPP – 4 Million SF industrial spec and build to suit leasing project
Pure Industrial – 1,000,000 SF spec industrial development near Munro Airport
Verus / Crestpoint – 600,000 SF spec pre-leasing program
Beedie – responsible for first 3 acquisitions within Ontario and future industrial strata projects across the GTA
CN Milton – 50 + 200 acres of future ground up industrial development directly across from the CN Intermodal Hub
2021 – as of Q3, Top Professional within Canada
2020 – Top Team within Colliers Canada
2020 – Top Professional within Colliers Canada
2010 – 2020 – Colliers Everest Award
2000 – 2020 – International Awards of Excellence
2 x SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year, industry wide recognition for Central Canada
Multiple NAIOP Broker of the Year, industry wide recognition for Central Canada
2x Top Net Promoter Score (NPS) Colliers Canada
Multiple Award Winner of Co-Star Power Broker Recipient, industry wide recognition for Central Canada
Orlando Corporation Agent of the Year Award
Honors Urban Development, University of Western Ontario
CSCMP – Georgia Tech University
Memberships & Involvements
Founding Member of Colliers Logistics and Transportation Solutions Team
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
Toronto Real Estate Board
Ontario Real Estate Association
TJX, Best Buy, Radiant Global Logistics, CanadaPost, Purolator, Gordon Foods, Speedy Transport, Bridgestone, Continental Tire, Volvo, HOOPP, Fiera Capital, Kaneff, Fengate, Triovest, Prologis, Choice Property REIT, Rice Group, National Energy, Beedie Group, City of Brampton, DREAM REIT, CN Rai
Executive Vice President, Sales Representative
I am a 20+ year veteran and consistent “Top 5” advisor nationally, resulting from my client-centric consultative approach and designing iron-clad solutions to complicated industrial transactions. With a specialization in large format distribution and fulfillment centers, my team maintain a dominant market share and significant influence within the Greater Toronto Industrial Market.
With a long-term view of achieving optimal results, I exclusively represent prominent corporate occupiers across Canada and the United States. I am often called upon as an expert witness to assist with legal proceedings pertaining to real estate disputes. This has provided me with laser insight into the unique challenges facing the real estate industry. I strive to provide superior client service and possess an unyielding entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative work ethic, together with an industry reputation for having the utmost integrity, form the groundwork of my accomplishments.
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) has twice recognized me as the Industrial Broker of the Year in Central Canada, an award based on significant deal transactions, contribution to the industry and an outside commitment to community service.
I'm most proud of my wife and four children and the time we spend together with fridends at our family cottage on Georgian Bay.