Managing Director, Edmonton
As Managing Director of Colliers International, my primary focus is attracting and retaining top, diverse, and innovative commercial real estate professionals for the Edmonton and surrounding markets. I have a proven track record in architecting strategic business plans, negotiating complex contracts, strengthening partnerships with key accounts and driving operational and financial excellence in highly competitive markets.
As a strategic leader with experience spanning operations, sales management and process improvement, I pride myself on building an office culture that is collaborative, high-performing, and inclusive. I act as a coach to ensure you have what you need to build and grow your commercial real estate practice. I am always looking to network with talent specialized in all asset classes that can help contribute to this culture. Please feel free to send me a connection request!
Prior to Colliers, I've gained invaluable experience working cross functionally with all facets of an organization. This has included shared services across multiple markets including the US. Building relationships with key internal stakeholders in order to improve team performance and overall customer experience. I have presided over the expansion of National sales activities across major sectors that included oil & gas, forestry, mining, transportation, construction, manufacturing & property management to drive revenue and profitability improvements for long term financial stability.
Team member development and promotion has been a passion of Richard's. Providing overall leadership, coaching and mentorship for many indirect and direct team members.
Contract Negotiations lead for many large, complex, multi-national organziations.
Personal recognition 10 years achieving President Club status across multiple Sales and leadership roles by overachieving Sales & profitability targets.
Richard completed his MBA in 2015 from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and previously achieved his BBA from NAIT in Edmonton graduating from Finance in 1991.
Memberships & Involvements
Richard is the President of the Board at the Edmonton Petroleum Golf & Country Club. In his personal time Richard enjoys playing golf and hockey in addtion to coaching with the North West Zone Hockey club.
Executive Vice President, Office | Brokerage
Ian Bradley has over thirty five years of experience in the office leasing business, leasing in excess of 8.5 million square feet. During his tenure at Colliers International Ian has dealt with a wide variety of companies as well as a range of tenant sizes. Ian’s knowledge of the marketplace, his professionalism, and his skill at financial analysis make Ian an invaluable asset to his clients.
Among Ian’s accolades is the BOMA broker of the year award for the year 2000. This is testimony to the respect he enjoys with Edmonton landlords. Ian has been a top producer for Colliers International for the past ten years.
Ian was the #2 Broker for Colliers worldwide in 2008, the #1 Broker for Colliers worldwide in 2009 and in 2011 he was the #3 broker for Colliers Canada-wide. Ian is recognized as the senior office leasing specialist in the City of Edmonton by virtue of his extensive experience, numerous accomplishments, and ongoing relationships in the industry.
- ATCO Group
- Bantrel Co.
- Field Law
- Parlee McLaws LLP
- Bishop McKenzie LLP
- Kingston Ross Pasnack LLP
- New Alta
- Intact Insurance
- MD Management
- Duncan & Craig LLP
- Grant Thornton LLP
Senior Vice President, Office and Healthcare | Brokerage
Fahad Shaikh specializes in office leasing and sales in the Edmonton market. Known for his client commitment and superior knowledge of the market place, Fahad has quickly become the trusted advisor to many local and national groups. His commitment of providing his clients with the highest quality of representation is the core philosophy of his practice and has earned him the respect and loyalty from his peers and clients.
Fahad has experience dealing with a wide array of services which include: lease negotiations, renewal negotiations, purchase/sale negotiations, subleasing, consolidation/relocation/expansion analysis, and property evaluations.
Fahad has also emerged as an expert in the healthcare field, representing many large national healthcare tenants and local medical practitioners. His knowledge of the ever evolving developments in the healthcare industry and understanding of the unique complex issues faced by healthcare/medical tenants are why he has been able to successfully consult many tenants and owners in this industry.
Senior Vice President, Office | Brokerage
Phil Goh has been involved in the office leasing and sales side of commercial real estate since 2005 and has accumulated wealth of experience and success in negotiating, creative problem solving as well strategic planning on behalf of his clients. Phil is an expert who specializes in the Edmonton office market and has consistently been a top producer for the Colliers Team. Phil's attention to providing only the highest quality service for his clients in order to help ensure the success of their business is what sets him apart from the rest. His extensive experience and market knowledge allow him to offer value with leasing, lease renewals, office sales transactions as well strategic planning or real estate consulting.
Senior Associate, Office | Brokerage
Taylor specializes in office leasing and sales in Edmonton, where he currently works with the Colliers Edmonton Office Team to facilitate both lease and sale transactions, with a focus on supporting Edmonton's growing technology and innovation sectors.
Taylor's expertise encompasses both owner and occupier representation through a wide range of services including: new lease negotiations, lease renewal negotiations, purchase/sale transactions, subleasing, and strategic planning from a real estate perspective. Taylor understands that a real estate solution is a piece of a bigger puzzle his clients are trying to solve, and takes time to fully understand his clients' short and long-term objectives. His in-depth understanding of the Edmonton office market, and ability to provide a deep financial understanding of different scenarios has proven to be an asset to his clients.
Shelby is a commercial real estate advisor at Colliers International, specializing in office leasing and sales in the Edmonton market. Known for his adaptability and dedication to both his clients and colleagues, Shelby continues to develop his skills as an up and coming leading industry professional.
In addition to his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta where he majored in accounting, Shelby has taken his analytical skills and combined them with his 8+ years in the food and beverage industry to provide his clients with the highest possible quality of customer service.
Shelby embraces any unique challenge that arises, as he constantly strives to provide creative solutions for his clients. Please feel free to reach out to him for any Edmonton office real estate questions or needs.
Executive Vice President, Industrial | Brokerage
Rod Connop has been the leading producer within the industrial division of Colliers Edmonton office since 1996. His in-depth knowledge and professional guidance has provided tangible benefits to all clients; and, in turn, earned him an excellent reputation with all participants of the industrial real estate market. Rod’s strategic thinking and opinions are in demand as he participates in various presentations including an ongoing role as moderator at the Edmonton Real Estate Forum.
Rod has extensive experience in industrial transactions covering a wide spectrum and including simple lease and turnkey lease, design build, build-to-suit/leaseback, sale/leaseback, construction management, sale of land, sale of vacant building to end users and the sale of leased investment properties.
Vice President, Industrial | Brokerage
Evelyn Stolk has over 20 years experience in commercial real estate. initially as a commercial lender in 1995, and since 2009 entering brokerage, representing tenants, landlords, buyers & sellers,. Since joining Colliers Edmonton in 2011, Evelyn teamed with consistent top producer, Rod Connop, and specializes in inudstrial sales & leasing, as well as industrial investment sales.
Evelyn has quickly achieved the status of a national top performer in Canada, rankng top 6 under 6 years in the business in four of six years.
Evelyn is an active member of Colliers Energy Practice Group, which is a network of Colliers agents & offices across the globe, with a focus on the energy sector and provide "boots on the ground" for large companies active in energy. Regular networking and communication amongst the team which spans US, Mexico, and overseas, has resulted in numerous opportunities for our mutual clients.
Evelyn provides clients seeking to purchase, or lease industrial space with a wealth of uncommon market knowledge, diverse experience, and an unwavering commitment / dedication to service excellence to achieve success for her clients.
Vice President, Industrial | Brokerage
Paul is one of the most prolific, high achievers in the Alberta industrial Real Estate market. Former President and managing Partner of Torode Realty (Edmonton) Ltd. until its merger with Colliers in 2007, Paul has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of the commercial real estate sector.
Associate Broker, Industrial | Brokerage
Dan is a Broker at Colliers International specializing in Industrial leasing, build-to-suits, property development, land sales and leasing, and owner-user sales. Dan takes the time to understand your business needs to offer optimal real estate solutions for your firm. Dan is teamed up with Paul Belter and they are well equipped to deliver a service excellence of opportunity by delivering on promises.
Dan's career in Commercial Real Estate began in 2003. His experience in office leasing, industrial brokerage, facilities management, construction management, and development equip Dan with the necessary skills to deliver on his promise to develop an optimal real estate solution.
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.
Vice President, Industrial | Brokerage
He shows a strong desire to win, "The Business" combined with nurturing and maintaining strong relationships, continues to provide Mike with great rewards.
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.
Senior Vice President | National Investment Services
Rick Argue has been an investment sales and mortgage financing specialist with Colliers International since 1991. Rick has been recognized as a “Top Producer” by Colliers and is a Vice President of the firm. As a founding member of the Colliers National investment Services team since January , 2010 Rick has participated in sales transactions totalling more than $1.0 Billion including Industrial, office, retail properties and development land.
Rick’s career in the real estate industry began in 1972 with Montreal Trust and then SunLife as a mortgage lender and, subsequently, as a mortgage broker and real estate broker with Highfi eld Mortgage and Investments and Montrose Mortgage Corporation in Edmonton. Prior to joining Colliers, Rick managed the offi ce of Nova West Properties Inc. in Edmonton for fi ve years. Nova West was a real estate investor, broker and property manager of income producing property. Rick joined Colliers in 1991.
Vice President | National Investment Services
Andrew Simpson is a member of the Edmonton National Investment team where he actively participates in the underwriting, analysis, marketing and sale of commercial real estate assets. Andrew and Mark Swaenepoel lead the Edmonton team and have successfully underwritten and sold well over $1B in asset value since 2012. Asset classes include: industrial, office, retail and development land.
Since joining Colliers in 2012, Andrew has personally been involved in the underwriting and sale of over $800M of commercial investment properties including over 1,000 acres of development land. Andrew covers all asset clases, however, he has a unique understanding of the Edmonton industrial market as he started his career focusing on the sales and leasing of industrial properties and land with another national real estate firm.
Andrew Holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta with a major in finance.
Vice President | National Investment Services
Mark brings over a decade of high-profile investment transaction experience to the Edmonton office of Colliers International. As Vice President, Capital Markets Canada, Mark specializes in commercial and multi-family investment sales, a portfolio backed by a track record of his many achievements since 2008.
Mark’s expertise in sourcing, underwriting, financial analysis, generating listings and the sale of over $1.5 billion of commercial investment real estate, combined with his ability to cultivate sustainable industry relationships, has garnered him a reputation as one of Edmonton’s top investment agents. His comprehensive market knowledge, high level of integrity, experience with complex deals and entrepreneurial work ethic enhances Colliers service and market coverage for his clients and augments the company’s overall presence in Edmonton.
As a driven leader and hard-working professional, Mark is well-respected for his service excellence consistently delivered with a high level of transparency, credibility and attention to timelines. His engaging and detail-oriented work style and positive disposition shapes his fundamental philosophy for success: eliminate any waste of time; walk in the footsteps of the client; and make diligence, honesty and fun part of the equation.
Associate, Industrial | Brokerage
Conor provides professional real estate services for a wide range of businesses, including both the public and private sector within the Greater Edmonton market, with a specialization in the industrial real estate sector. He works with tenants and owners in leasing, acquisition and disposition of industrial real estate. Conor draws on this experience to provide clients with the latest market insights and perspectives to better inform their real estate decision making. He provides data around market comparisons, demand profiles, and marketing approaches to help shape his client’s short and long term portfolio plans, aligned with their organization’s strategy and goals.
Senior Vice President, Investment | Brokerage
Mr. Dawson was born in Edmonton and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from St. Mary's University in Halifax and a law degree (Honours) from the University of Cardiff, Great Britain. He has been with Colliers since 1987 specializing in the sale of investment grade properties with particular emphasis on shopping centre and office sales to institutional and investor clients. Mr. Dawson is active in a number of local charities and community groups. He is married with three boys. In his spare time he enjoys golf, tennis, reading and travel.
Associate, Investment Sales
Michael joined the Edmonton Capital Markets and Investment Sales team May 2019 focusing solely on the sale and disposition of commercial assets. Michael graduated from Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA where he captained the NCAA D1 lacrosse team. As a member Acceleration Advisor Development Program, Michael looks to expand his market knowledge to assist clients needs.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Michael has been involved in several sport associations. He continues to be involved in the community, coaching and playing lacrosse year round. He has played lacrosse at all levels across North America, including NCAA DI, Semi Professional and Professional.
Siv joined Colliers in 2018 and is now an integral part of the Retail Sales and Leasing team alongside Afsar Khurshed, where the two work together in acting as Landlord, Vendor, Tenant, and Purchaser representatives in the Greater Edmonton Area. Siv prides himself on his work ethic, strategic thinking, and attention to detail in providing clientele the following services: market analysis, site selection, lease-up strategies, development consultation, lease negotiations, and sale negotiations.
Siv is a proud graduate of the University of Alberta where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce and Certificate in Real Estate. During his time at the Alberta School of Business, he spent time as both an Associate and President for the University of Alberta Real Estate Club. It was through these experiences that Siv was able to gain an appreciation and understanding for the way real estate shapes the way we interact with the built environment, which led him to a career in retail brokerage.
Associate, Industrial | Brokerage
Tyler joined Colliers as a Data Associate Intern in April of 2015 and transitioned into a Sales Assistant role in September 2018. The hands on experience in his years spent canvassing industrial and office properties throughout Edmonton allowed him to gain a unique perspective on the commercial real estate market. Today Tyler focuses on industrial leasing and sales in Greater Edmonton.
Tyler prides himself on his attention to detail, strategic thinking and commitment to understanding his clients needs in order to efficiently facilitate transactions and generate tangible benifits for his clients.
Associate Vice President Retail
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Afsar Khurshed specializes in Retail Leasing and Sales in the Greater Edmonton Area Market. He joined the commercial industry in 2012 and has been a top performer in his field. He has developed and refined his efforts by specialising in Retail Leasing and Sales including: Multi-Unit location selection for international franchises, location selection for regional expansion, acquisition of land, acquisition of investment calibre retail shopping centres, disposition of multi-unit retail operations and full cycle investment from land purchase, zoning, lease up, and disposition.
Roni Pachenko primarily supports investment sales transactions in Vancouver and Edmonton by providing financial analysis and underwriting of all property types. Prior to joining Colliers, Roni worked at both private and institutional lending firms, where he underwrote and conducted due diligence on over $350MM of commercial mortgages (CMBS, CMHC, conventional, and high yielding bridge loans).