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Jim Rea | Colliers | Calgary

Jim Rea


Executive Vice President | Partner

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Professional Summary

Recognized by his peers and industry as one of the most successful commercial real estate advisors in the Calgary downtown market place consistently over the past twenty years, Jim also achieved national status as a top producer for Colliers International nation-wide from 2004 to present. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Jim has been a leasing advisor since 1984, concentrating on tenant representation in Calgary’s downtown leasing market. 

Bringing a strong business background to his clients allows Jim to share his expertise in the areas of leasing and subleasing, downtown market research and lease consultation. With a track record of success for his clients, Jim has been involved in many of the largest and most sophisticated commercial real estate transactions in downtown Calgary. Strong client advocacy skills combined with his inherent capacity to secure the most strategic opportunities possible for his clients have distinguished Jim amongst his peers.


Jim Rea and his team, lead the highest producing team in the downtown Calgary office market.  They've had the pleasure of working with various industries and clients including Pembina Pipeline Corporation, Husky Oil Operations Limited, PETRONAS Energy Canada, Lawson Lundell LLP and Calfrac Well Services.  They take the time to understand their client's needs therefore, allowing them to negotiate efficiently and effectively.  With their extreme dedication to every assignment, Jim and his team continue to be the preferred brokers of choice for tenant representation in the Calgary downtown office market.


Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta


Husky Oil Operations, Altagas Ltd., Bonavista Energy Corporation, Calfrac Well Services, Crew Energy, Ember Resources, Enerplus Corporation, Ensign Drilling, Felesky Flynn LLP, GMP Securities LP, Gowlings, Harvest Operations, Inter Pipeline Ltd., Keyera Corp., Long Run Exploration, Matco Investments, Mawer Investment Management, NuVista Energy, Parlee McLaws LLP, Peters & Co., PETRONAS Energy Canada, Peyto Exploration & Development Corp., Saipem Canada, Sayer Energy Advisors, Scott Land & Lease, Sinopec-Daylight Energy, Sinopec Energy Canada, TAQA North, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, Petrus Resources, Tenaris, United Way Calgary and Area, TransGlobe Energy Corporation, Aucerna, Lawson Lundell LLP, Packers Plus Energy Services, ISH Energy, Rogers Insurance


"This team has an excellent understanding of our business.  They have diligently kept us up to date with market trends prior to our decision to move and are extremely approachable where guidance is required.  Also with having very busy schedules, our advisors made efficient use of our time throughout the entire process.  I truly feel as though we have been a team!" - Beverley McCartney, GMP Securities Ltd.

"Colliers has a very professional approach and the best market intelligence." - Bill Rafih, Enerplus Corporation

"Colliers has always provided consistent and fair services.  They are very reliable and always on time." - John Leach, Crew Energy

"We switched from another brokerage to Colliers.  After working with Colliers for merely a month, we had extremely quick reponse times.  The materials that they put together to market our space were professionally done.  Colliers always kept in touch, provided updates, and offered assistance." - Jennifer Harker, Pembina Pipeline Corporation

"Colliers represented our interests well, had suggestions going forward, reviewed every document, negotiated directly with the landlord on our behalf and kept to schedule with everything.  It is always a pleasure working with Colliers, actually." - Alan Blott, Calfrac Well Services Ltd.


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