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Roelof van Dijk

Senior Director, National Research & Analytics | Canada

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Professional Summary

As Senior Director, Research & Analytics | Canada, Roelof leads the strategy and operation of Colliers Canada Research, delivering market intelligence initiatives that give Colliers and its clients a competitive advantage. He focuses on developing a high-performance national research team that leverages Colliers’ best-in-class market intelligence to produce relevant insights on local and national market and industry trends that inform client decisions, address market needs and support Colliers’ growth strategies.

Roelof has 15 years of experience covering the Canadian commercial real estate market. Prior to his career in commercial real estate, he also worked as a project manager and urban planning consultant for residential developers across the Greater Toronto Area.

Roelof is regularly cited in national publications, such as The Globe & Mail, CBC News, Bloomberg, Reuters, Maclean’s Magazine and the National Post, as well as in local outlets across Canada.


Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Ted Rogers School of Management

Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning - Ryerson University

Expert/Featured Research
Feb 16, 2021
Victoria Multifamily Market Report 2020 Q4
Despite the economic and social challenge brought on by the global pandemic, the Victoria Multifamily sector saw a continued success as total sales in the apartment rental sector were more than $423 Million in 2020.
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Feb 8, 2021
Victoria Retail Market Report Q4 2020
The Greater Victoria's retail market segment slowed throughout 2020 and vacancy rates increased due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Feb 8, 2021
Winnipeg Retail Market Report Q4 2020
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Expert/Featured News
Jan 15, 2021
Canadian Commercial Real Estate is a Compelling Play
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Jan 11, 2021
The Employment Rebound has Reversed, the Impact on Commercial Real Estate Sectors Will Not be Uniform
Statistics Canada’s December Labour Force Survey shows that Canada’s economy lost 62,600 jobs in December 2020, essentially giving back the gains made in November 2020.
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Nov 23, 2020
Canada Retail Sales Update November 2020
Total Retail Sales for Sept. 2020 Increased by 4.6% Year-Over-Year. So Why is the Retail Sector Languishing?
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Nov 9, 2020
Canada Employment Update November 2020
Statistics Canada’s October Labour Force Survey shows that Canada’s economy created (or perhaps more accurately rehired) 83,600 jobs in October 2020.
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