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John Frezell | Colliers | Waterloo Region

John Frezell

Vice President

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Professional Summary

John is in his 31st year of working for Colliers in 2020.  John has been working in the Kitchener office (Waterloo Region) since August of 2000.  John has represented many local and national firms.  Companies such as Waste Management, Drive Products, Crosby Motors Polyfab, Desco, Corix, Lane Sales and Home Hardware (to name a few), have used John's local knowledge and also have had John nationally represent their real estate needs.  Prior to arriving in the Region of Waterloo, John was the Director of Colliers International in Guadalajara, Mexico from January 1995 through until July of 2000.  During this time John worked with many international corporations helping them secure operations in Mexico.  Some of these companies were Nike, Ford, RSP Manufacturing, Redwood Systems, USCO, BDT, Avnet and Hershey.  John has extensive experience dealing with
multi-national companies and working with corporate mandates.  John began his career at Colliers in 1989 in the Mississauga offices where he worked in both the office and industrial markets.  John’s mantra is “patience, relationships and repeat business.”


Queen's University at Kingston, 1987 BA (Hons)

Memberships & Involvements

Queen's University Council


Investors, distribution/logistics companies, Manufacturing, office users.  Waste Management, Drive Products, Home Hardware, Lane Sales,  Crosby Motors, Polyfab, Desco and Corix to name but a few....  


What John’s Clients Say About Him…

Hi Scott and Karl.  I want to take a moment and commend an employee of yours for his steady hand and support.  John Frezell from your Kitchener location has worked with our teams throughout Ontario since we joined Groupe Deschenes and has done so in the best possible manner.  I am not one to do this sort of thing but I also give credit where credit is due.  He has made our searches and transactions much easier and less layered.  Now we are having him support us in some BC searches as well and he has introduced us to solid support there as well.

We don’t receive enough positive input and especially these days so I hope this finds you and yours well and you now know how  a customer feels about working with your group.  Thank you and be safe

Tony Codispoti

VP & COO- Canada 

“John first was active in finding a new location for our printing division three years ago when he

helped us secure a 125,000 square foot facility on Trillium Drive in the Huron Business Park. John

found a very aggressive sublet opportunity well below market costs for a new building of similar


“This past year we asked John to sell our older manufacturing plant and help locate us into a new

warehouse facility. We did not want to purchase this new building, but also did not want to continue

to own our existing older plant that we had outgrown. John was able to find a purchaser that was

willing to buy our existing plant for very close to the asking price…”

“John was able to understand our situation, and was creative enough to know who to speak with in

the market to help us solve our real estate issues effectively in one deal.”

“A job well done. Boehmer Box would highly recommend the real estate services of John Frezell,

with John you get a committed real estate service provider who delivers on what he promises”

-Grant O’Neil, Chief Financial Officer

Boehmer Box

“Our relationship with John has been very effective; John does not over promise and under perform.

John has always provided us with dedicated and professional service.”

 -J.D. “Chip” Moore, III, VP Engineering

Collins and Aikman

“….I liked and chose John Frezell to represent our interests because he really spent the time to show

me around in a low key and informative way. He explained the market, the culture, the players, the

ins and outs, as he perceived them. I selected John as our representative because I appreciate his

candor and honesty…I felt I had to surround myself with people I could trust who would watch out

for our company’s best interest….first.”

“The leases for our large new facility are now signed….Technically, John has now earned his

commission from the Hines Organization and will be paid soon. But, he is still on the phone, sending

e-mails to me and to several people in the Hines Organization keeping things going and representing

my interests. This is indeed a rare trait.”

-Ronald R. Koch, Director

Electro Mechanical Solutions, Inc.





Area Development, Development Consulting, Land Sales, Metro Sales, Lease Advisory, Automobile Dealerships, Warehouses
Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Occupier Representation
Property Type
Office, Industrial, Land
Expert/Featured Research
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Waterloo Region Office Market Statistics Q4 2018
Key market statistics from Waterloo Region's office real estate market including vacancies, rents and absorption.
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Feb 12, 2019
Waterloo Region Industrial Market Statistics Q4 2018
Key market statistics from Waterloo Region's industrial real estate market including vacancies, rents and absorption.
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Oct 13, 2018
Waterloo Region Industrial Market Statistics Q3 2018
Key market statistics from Waterloo Region's industrial real estate market including vacancies, rents and absorption.
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