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Madeleine Nicholls | Colliers | Vancouver

Madeleine Nicholls

B.Comm (Hons)

Senior Managing Director, Brokerage | Vancouver

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Professional Summary

Madeleine Nicholls is the Senior Managing Director, Vancouver Brokerage and National Retail Brokerage Lead for Canada. She joined the organization in March 2020, starting her Colliers Leadership career in Toronto before relocating to Vancouver.

With over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, Madeleine has established herself in the industry as an expert and leader. Prior to Colliers, she led the National Retail Division at Dream, and had worked with major landlords across Canada to realize their business goals and properties’ value. She has successfully leased up a variety of mixed-use and retail projects ranging in size from urban retail to 73-acre retail/office/residential mixed-use developments. Madeleine has expertise at all levels of new business development from strategic planning and acquisitions to prospecting, pitching, negotiating offers and leases, and build out of space.  She has exceptional tenant relationship management and knowledge in the redevelopment of properties to maximize value.

Madeleine is a champion and ally of Colliers’ Diversity & Inclusion program, volunteering her time as the Co-Chair for The Colliers’ Women's Network. Her allyship extends further than Colliers, as she actively volunteers her time to speak to student groups, industry events and the media.

Madeleine has dual Canadian-British citizenship, has lived on 3 continents and travelled to 33 countries.


REX Award, Best Mixed-Use Development


UBC Sauder School of Business – Bachelor of Commerce, Real Estate

The University of British Columbia – Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Urban Land Economics

Memberships & Involvements

BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) - Managing Broker License

Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) - Member, Broker License

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network - Member

Urban Land Institute - Regional Leadership Initiative

ICSC - Organizing Committee



"Madeleine is wonderful to work with, she is proactive and efficient, also very conscientious in her approach. I have met few people with her drive, zest for success and comprehensive knowledge of marrying opportunities, people and companies. She has a motivational personality, yet very thoughtful and sensitive. Her strategic insight and leadership are instrumental in her success. It was a pleasure to work with her."

Joël-Simon Gélinas, ing. PMP, Director of Development,  Strom Spa




Business Development, Mixed-Use Properties, Asset Management

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Occupier Representation, Development Advisory Services

Property Type

Office, Multifamily, Retail

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Greater Vancouver Retail Report Spring/Summer 2022

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2022 Retail Outlook

The Canadian Retail Sector exhibited signs of sheer resilience and recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the second half of 2021, there was robust growth in the labour market and a boost in home-grown and foreign consumer demand. The Bank of Canada (BoC) indicates that the overall economic slack has been absorbed.
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Aug 12, 2021

Mid Year 2021 Canada Retail Update

Despite being one of the hardest hit commercial real estate sectors throughout the pandemic, the Canadian retail sector has some bright spots. As public health measures are relaxed, indoor malls and restaurants have reopened, commuters have begun to return to normal patterns, and optimism is starting to return among consumers, retailers, and retail landlords/investors.
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Featured News

Oct 19, 2022

Colliers’ Experts Take on ICSC Toronto

Colliers hosted a premier client event at Bymark, a staple in the Toronto Financial District, for over 140 attendees that included top clients and industry leaders in retail and development, along with members of Colliers leadership and advisors.
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Feb 22, 2022

Colliers’ Madeleine Nicholls Offers Guidance and Expertise to Community of Young Women in Real Estate

Colliers’ Vancouver Managing Director, Madeleine Nicholls joined a panel of industry experts for ‘Conversation With: Real Estate’ hosted by the Young Women in Business (YWiB) UBC and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Real Estate Club.
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