Senior Sales Associate
License # 16891
Following a 35 year career in the retail food industry and having reached the Senior Director level with Loblaw, Jeff took his skill set in a new direction, and joined Avison Young Commercial Real Estate in Regina in 2011. In 2018, Jeff joined Colliers International in Regina and enjoys working with his team and clients on many accounts, focusing mainly on Industrial Tenant and Landlord Representation. Jeff's past career provides him with great insight into the needs of warehousing and logistics provider's facility requirements as well as retailer's needs. His eagerness to provide solid advice has earned him respect throughout the local Brokerage community.
I reached the level of Senior Director, District Manager with Loblaw, overseeing four large retail operations with staff numbering in excess of 1100. I see this as a great accomplishment coming from the humble beginnings of a kid doing odd jobs for a grocery store in my neighborhood from the age of 7. Officially on the payroll at the age of 12, I never looked back, working my way up through different retail food companies, from Independents like Shop-Rite, OK Economy and IGA, to corporate stores such as Federated Co-op, Safeway, and the Real Canadian Superstore with Loblaw, learning everything I could to make me successful through hard work and honest effort.
Another great accomplishment, I feel is my family. I have been married since 1988 and my wife Caroline and I have brought three wonderful people into this world, all of whom we're very proud of.
Memberships & Involvements
Chamber of Commerce - Member
BOMA International - Member
PFN Group of Companies - Board member
ISLA Ventures Inc. - Board member
Maxwell Crescent Joint Venture - Board member
Regina Queen City Kinsmen - Past Director
K40 Club of Regina - Board member, Past President
Frontier Plumbing and Heating - Buyer Representation
Pasqua First Nations - Advisory Services
AVRO Ground Equipment Services Inc. - Tenant Representation
CLAAS of America - Tenant Representation
VPM Project Management - Landlord and Tenant Representation
Nutrien - Tenant Representation
Regina Trades and Skills Centre - Landlord Representation
ISLA Ventures Inc.- Investment and Landlord Representation
Lawn Butler - Landlord Representation
Clearlite Glass - Landlord and Tenant Representation
Morguard Properties - Landlord Representation
Elite Security - Tenant Representation
Catholic Family Services - Tenant Representation and Advisory Services
Queen City Gymnastics - Tenant and Landlord Representation
Pinoy Tayo Foods - Tenant Representation and Advisory Services
Corrpro - Tenant Representation
Pittsburgh Glass - Tenant Representation
Living Sky Water Solutions - Tenant Representation
Western Electrical - Tenant Representation
I had two opportunities to work with Jeff for real estate services. The first opportunity was to have Jeff represent us as the listing agent for a facility we wished to lease out. Jeff worked diligently to bring good solid offers to the table. There was never any weak or undesirable prospects brought to us. In the end, he brought a solid offer from a prime prospect, advised us well on the negotiations for lease rates and secured a signed lease agreement. The tenant has been a model occupant and we have never experienced any issues of any kind.
The second opportunity was when we asked Jeff to search out some office space for us to lease from another property owner. He established our requirements and then returned with a list of properties for lease and the corresponding lease rates. Following this, we created a short list and Jeff arranged a day for viewing the properties. Jeff guided us through the process of making an offer, advising us what rates to expect and presented it to the owner’s representative. During the negotiation, Jeff held the property owner to a reasonable rate and acquired concessions for some unexpected costs. In the end, we felt we were treated fairly and ended up with the right space for our business.
I feel Jeff is honest and fair and I would gladly refer any of my business colleagues to him.
Greg Van Alstine
President, VPM Project Management
To whom it may concern,
I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff on several occasions over the past few years. It began when I was looking for a new commercial property to buy or lease in 2016 and Jeff came highly recommended. I soon discovered why. Jeff met with me and took the time to uncover and understand my needs in an office space. With that information Jeff was able to bring me a list of qualified potential properties for lease or purchase with corresponding lease rates and purchase prices. He was extremely thorough and always provided a summary on each property based on how it fit into his understanding of my requirements.
Jeff attended each showing with me and continued to learn my specific needs. He was always accessible by phone or email, quick to respond and punctual with each appointment. Jeff found me the exact office space I needed that met all of my needs and fit into my budget. Jeff guided me through the process of making an offer, which initially was an offer to sub-lease. He was diligent during the entire process and made a seemingly daunting task seem straightforward.
A year later Jeff also guided me through the transition from the sub-lease to a direct lease with the landlord. Once again, Jeff did an extremely thorough job and negotiated some amendments to the lease that met our needs. He reached terms at a reasonable rate and the entire process was seamless.
I find Jeff to be an honest, hardworking and highly-skilled commercial realtor. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking for commercial real estate services. I am currently working with Jeff on the purchase or lease of a second property and have complete faith in his abilities.
President & CEO
Elite Security Systems Ltd