Executive Consultant - Portfolio & Fund Strategy
Peter has more than 35 years of experience within the commercial real estate investment industry in Canada.
He is a Partner in Colliers Strategy & Consulting Group and with his Team he is focussed on value creation for clients at both the asset and portfolio levels.
His multi-disciplinary background includes hands on experience with real estate fund management and structuring, real estate investment platform design and implementation, risk management, capital fundraising, asset management, development, real estate finance, appraisal, workouts, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions.
Over the course of his career he has been personally involved in the finance, valuation, management and investment of more than $9 billion worth of commercial real estate. Over the most recent 16 years he developed and evolved two successful real estate investment management businesses. At various points in his career he has had success working in the institutional, public markets, brokerage, and private sector environments and as such has a broad perspective of the real estate industry.
After spending 8 years leading and building the Fiera Real Estate investment Management platform and business to $6 billion in assets under management he has joined Colliers, Strategy & Consulting Group as a Partner.
Founding Partner for Fiera Real Estate growing it to $4.5 Billion AUM in 8 years. Directly responsible for the Open Ended Real Estate Fund, growing it to $3+ Billion in less than 8 years and maintaining top quartile performance year over year from inception.
Responsible for the restructuring and growth of the Standard Life Open Ended Real Estate Fund growing it to $1.2 Billion in 6 yuears and maintaining a top quartile performance.
Established the Calgary and Vancouver REALINFO services for RealNet in Calgary and Vancouver
Ryerson University - Bachelor of Applied Arts (Hons) - specializing in Retail and Industrial Location and Economics
Memberships & Involvements
Senior Vice President, Development Advisory
Randy Gladman has 15 years of experience in commercial real estate development, leading projects from initial acquisition through the design, approval, site servicing, construction, and disposition processes. In every project he undertakes, Randy focuses on ensuring project objectives are met in conformity with the client’s strategic goals, thereby building a successful client relationship throughout the project lifecycle. Throughout his career, Randy has assembled and managed development design and approval teams made up of external consultants including civil engineers, planners, architects, surveyors, and lawyers. He is skilled in pursuing required entitlements, including official plan amendments, rezoning, site plan approvals, minor variances, and building permits, to ensure projects proceed to construction. Additionally, Randy has earned a reputation in the industry for fostering strong relationships with municipal staff, community stakeholders, and politicians to expedite project approvals.
A member of the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centres, and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Randy has also authored articles about architecture, urban development and the future of transportation. He earned his MBA at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business in 2006, where he first discovered his passion for land development.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Advisory
Jason provides executive leadership for Collier’s Strategy & Consulting practice, which provides independent Strategy and Advisory services, Portfolio Optimization, Transaction, Process and Financial Advisory services to a wide number of organizations looking at how to thoughtfully accelerate its business operations and results.
Since 2009, he has led the planning, evaluation, and deal execution of just over $2 billion in infrastructure investment through a variety of delivery and transaction models. Prior to joining Colliers in 2018, Jason spent the previous 7 years as CFO / Vice President Finance at two of Toronto’s leading hospitals. Prior to that, he was part of the Infrastructure Advisory and Project Finance team at Deloitte (Toronto).
Jason’s experience in financial management, corporate finance, performance optimization, decision support, and transaction advisory enables him to facilitate thoughtful conversations to define and accelerate the strategic, capital and infrastructure planning with internal / external stakeholders, governance, and funding partners to bring new levels of strategic enablement and success.
He brings to bear the integrated thinking, concise evaluation, quality assurance, internal control, and operational management expertise associated with a professional accountant and experienced finance executive. Jason’s mix of experience and high energy collaborative style helps to bring the right conversations to the forefront.
Senior Vice President & Co-Managing Director, Workplace Advisory | Canada
Robyn Baxter is a client focused, results oriented workplace strategy leader with over 30 years of experience developing effective workplace, change and engagement strategies.
Robyn is skilled in developing long term solutions and engaging executive leaders, with a focus on delivering business value. She and her team investigate the intersection of individuals and their workspaces to help clients make workplace investments that will accelerate business processes, enhance employee experiences, and advance technology integration. She facilitates research and engagement methods that lead to evidence-based decisions.
Her approach is science-based, data-driven and grounded in empathy and connection. With expertise in design-thinking, she makes a difference by lending creativity and curiosity to solve complex problems. She encourage her clients to take an active role in defining workplace solutions and measuring their own success. Her inclusive approach produces alignment across the organization and an actionable path forward. The result is a transformative experience unlike any other.
As an experienced coach, she facilitates courageous conversations, drives continuous innovation, and builds the necessary knowledge and skills in herclients so that they can move forward with confidence.
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Workplace Advisory
Cathy brings 25 years of experience collaborating with clients to help them leverage the workplace as a strategic asset to attract, retain & engage top talent, enhance business performance, build culture and manage cost. She has advised organizations across the globe and across industries on new ways of working, employee experience & wellbeing, workplace transformation, change management, sustainability, and real estate optimization.
Prior to joining Colliers, Cathy worked for RBC as the head of Global Workplace Strategy and Design in the Corporate Real Estate group. She led a team of strategists and designers and was responsible for workplace strategy and the design programs for office and retail, for the bank's 24M square foot portfolio. Cathy developed the 'Workplace of the Future', a global strategy and program to transform RBC workplaces -- to enable organizational objectives, enhance the employee work experience, and optimize the real estate portfolio. She used a design-thinking methodology to engage employees, gather data and insights and gain executive alignment. Cathy implemented a measurement process to assess and quantify the effectiveness of the workplace programs and to gather key learnings to apply for continuous improvement. These initiatives have laid the foundation to support the future of work and the workplace at RBC.
Senior Vice President, Development Advisory
In 2006, Justen joined Colliers as an Analyst with the Unique Properties Brokerage Group. Over the course of two years with Unique Properties he was involved in the underwriting over $200 million worth of transactions ranging from Marinas and Ski Hills to Islands and Timber Portfolios.
In 2007, Justen joined Colliers Consulting as a Planning Consultant. He currently specializes in providing Advisory, Valuation and Strategic Planning services on behalf of Institutional Clients, Developers as well as Government.
Senior Vice President, Planning & Placemaking
Russell leads the Colliers Planning and Placemaking team based out of Vancouver. Over the years, he has managed development and planning advisory assignments locally, as well as throughout North America, China, and the Middle East. He provides expertise in strategic planning, land capacity analyses, demand modelling, demographic forecasting, and economic placemaking, ultimately with the goal of creating unique and successful destinations within existing urban fabrics.
Vice Chairman, Head of Strategy & Consulting Group
With more than 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including serving as CEO I Canada at Colliers International for 14 years, David assumed the role of Vice Chairman and Head of Strategy and Consulting I Canada on March 31, 2020. In this role, David integrates Colliers’ existing consulting practices into a national Real Estate Strategy & Consulting entity, building on operations to deliver the best real estate solutions for investors, institutions and corporate clients with significant real estate assets and portfolios.
David is highly regarded for his deep connections and innovative business perspective, providing strategy and guidance on best practices in corporate leadership, change management and innovation.
David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia and is a member of REALPAC. Consisting of fewer than 100 members, REALPAC is the national industry association dedicated to advancing the vitality of Canada’s real estate sector.