In 2003, Matthew acquired both his residential and commercial real estate licenses and joined the industrial team at Torode Realty (Edmonton) Ltd. as a commercial real estate Associate. He achieved substantial success early in his real estate career, concluding significant leasing and sales transactions of industrial properties and land. In 2007, Colliers International expanded their industrial division with the acquisition of Torode Realty (Edmonton) Ltd.
Matthew brings to Colliers International, seven years of commercial banking experience with TD Canada Trust while he lived in Toronto, Ontario, managing corporate accounts, foreign exchange, mortgages and mutual fund investments. In addition, Matthew possesses an extensive investigative background as a former investigator with the RCMP. His broad-based investigative experiences covered homicides, proceeds of crime, the illicit drug trade, money laundering, mortgage fraud and VIP Protective Services for dignitaries such as; the Prime Minister of Canada, Governor General of Canada, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Matthew has provided professional real estate services for many local businesses as well as National and International Corporations. Matthew has been involved in the successful sale of over 1,800 acres of land, selling over 500,000 square feet of industrial space and leasing over 1.2 million square feet of industrial warehouse space within the greater Edmonton area. Most recently, Matthew has had the opportunity to work with the following companies; Western Oilfield Specialties Corp., Fastenal Company, Valvsource Equipment Ltd., Shanahan's Limited, Intertek, Siemens Canada, Motovan Corp., ONE Properties Ltd, Melcor Developments Ltd., Ronsco,Inc, Corrosion Service Company, Consolidated Dealers Co-operative Inc., Mazak Corporation Canada, Crown Corrugated Company, WEG Canada, Boyd Group Inc., Mayfield Toyota Canada, Hopewell Development and Charles Jones Industrial.
In 2013, Matthew was awarded the Colliers Award of Excellence Canada -"Top 6 Under 6" for being one of the top real estate sales professionals with less than 6 years tenure at Colliers International.
Dawson College CEGEP - Business Administration & Management
Ryerson University - Business/Commerce
Memberships & Involvements
Fastenal Company, R.Stahl Ltd., Shanahans Corp., Intertek Testing Services (ITS) Canada Ltd., Sodexo Canada Ltd., Boyd Group Inc., Consolidated Dealers Co-operative Inc., Mazak Corporation Canada, Crown Corrugated Company, WEG Canada, Ronsco,Inc.
I am writing in regards to my recent commercial real estate experience with Matthew Best.
My experience with Matthew was a great one. He helped me find many different options and continued to keep working for me even when it looked like there may not be many options left. I appreciated that he took on my needs for my expanding business, and found me what I was looking for, with a great company and a 10 year lease.
I would definitely use Matthew's services again, and I would highly recommend Matthew and Colliers to any new potential clients.
Thank you again for the great experience."
Hyperflex Dance Studio Inc
"I was very happy with him (Matthew), best service, very happy, his service was fantastic."
Cesidio D. - Purchaser of Industrial Condominium
"(Matthew) Provided very good service and knowledgeable about what he was doing. He seems to go beyond what a normal agent would do."
Paul W. - Developer / Investor
“The service and the time put into the planning to close the deal. They went above and beyond to find the right size property, facilities. We signed a six year lease which included the potential for growth by being able to move to the building next to us.”
“The place they offered us wasn't even on the market at the time. We just told them what we were looking for as we were looking at another property and they said we have another place. It was above and beyond…”
"We've had a great experience working with Matthew Best and the Colliers Group. Their knowledge, dedication and attention to detail was excellent. They put their customers first. Matthew was very patient in ensuring all questions were answered. He was available for follow ups after the deal was closed. His professionalism and friendly demeanor are top notch. Will recommend anyone looking for commercial real estate."
James H. (Google Review)
"I am District Manager of a large American Company running 17 branch locations in Northern Alberta. Working with Matthew Best of Colliers International for the last 6 years for all my leasing needs have been a wonderful experience. Matthew is attentive, reliable and always puts my interests first as well as providing creative solutions to our company needs. This is a partnership that I truly value and I will continue doing business with Colliers for the foreseeable future."
Dmitriy L. (Google Review)
"We had great experience with Matthew Best & Colliers International. While still searching for a commercial property we phoned few realtors about properties we were interested in - no one answered their phone, no one called back. Matthew answered his phone - so that was his first BIG * ... and everything after was even greater. His knowledge, patience, professionalization, his attitude was "working for client interests" instead annoying pushy sales attitude with no grounds just desperation of losing a deal , replying to his emails and phone calls every time, etc. made us feel really confident that we are in good hands. We knew even if this deal doesn't go through next one will - and it will be with Matthew. Our deal went through and we are very happy with our new location for "Appliance Outlet". We highly recommend Matthew and his team for your real estate needs BIG *****. Thank you Matthew, it was our pleasure to work with you, sincerely Ana & Darko."
Ana & Darko I. (Google Review)
"I dealt with Matt Best at Colliers International in Edmonton. Very professional, and knowledgeable. Matt went the extra mile to help us with our new business location and ensured we were satisfied with the processes along the way. I would recommend him and will use him again in the future."
JP Brunelle (Google Review)
"We (RPIL) dealt with Matthew Best of Colliers Group to find us industrial warehouse for long term leasing, meeting all our needs and requirement. It was amazing experience dealing with him and the Collier Group throughout the entire process, he is very professional, polite and outlined person.
Highly recommend Collier Group for your any business."
Mike G. (Google Review)
"We had the pleasure with working with Matthew Best in finding our Edmonton location. Matthew was very professional and helped us get the job done. When we have future needs we will definitely use him again."
Joe T. (Google Review)
"Working with Matthew Best our company was able to secure a fantastic lease location for a very competitive price. Matthew was instrumental not only in negotiating the pricing on our behalf, but also tenant requested improvemnts paid by the landlord. He also held them to task to get the work done in a timely manner so our entry date was on time and without incident or obstruction of our business operating."
Mark M. (Google Review)
"We dealt with Mathew Best @ Colliers to help us find our new building. He did a great job, would recommend to anyone looking for any commercial real estate."
Tyson B. (Google Review)
Vice President, Industrial | Brokerage
Mike is a real estate and leasing sales professional that has completed more than 1,200 real estate transactions over a 32 year career, learns from every deal and has no plans to slow down.
He shows a strong desire to win, "The Business" combined with nurturing and maintaining strong relationships, continues to provide Mike with great rewards.
Industrial Project Specialist, Licensed
As a member of the industrial team in the Edmonton office, Madison works as a Client Project Coordinator and specializes in the marketing of Industrial properties throughout the Edmonton Area. Her work includes writing offers, coordinating due diligence reviews, creating marketing materials, and monitoring the overall sales process.
Prior to joining the Industrial team, Madison worked as an Account Manager at a Digital Marketing Firm, where she was involved in the forming new client relationships, developing targeted marketing strategies, and overseeing the project development process. She also has a background in residential property marketing and sales. Madison completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree at MacEwan University, majoring in Marketing.
Ryley joined Colliers in February of 2017, specializing in industrial leasing and sales in the Edmonton and greater area market. He prides himself in taking his client's business to the next level.
Growing up in a business environment, Ryley learned from a young age the importance of making strong, lasting relationships with clients to ensure that their expectations were exceeded. With over 5 years of industry experience, Ryley has successfully negotiated and completed contracts with many high-profile clients across the Edmonton. Utilizing his knowledge of contract negotiation, Ryley works closely with clients to understand their business needs in order to make informed real estate decisions that will be of the greatest benefit to his clients.