Associate Vice President
Sam is an exceptionally responsive, customer-focused advisor that prioritizes his clients' best interests by providing wealth-creating real estate solutions via a 'single point of contact' experience, flawless transaction execution, and a mutual enjoyment of working together.
Sam began his career by winning the Colliers Rookie of the Year award, and in the years since has transacted over 3.6 million square feet of industrial space. Sam specializes in advising vendor clients on the disposition of operational "end-user" industrial real estate as well as industrial investment assets. Sam leverages his thorough knowledge of the GTA West Marketplace, financial analysis and valuation capability, along with the best-in-class property marketing platform of Colliers International to consistently produce the lowest 'time on market' and frequently set the benchmark on attained sale pricing for the properties he is hired to market and sell.
Sam further focuses on servicing the needs of industrial occupiers, predominantly as it relates to today's rapidly evolving supply chain. His primary role is to augment his clients’ real estate 'intellectual capital' required to navigate dynamic markets, evaluate the financial and operational viability of various alternatives, and negotiate against savvy landlords/vendors on significant lease and sale transactions with the overarching objective of minimizing total occupancy costs.
- Industrial Investment Sales
- Industrial Occupier Sales and Leasing
- Tenant Representation
- Employment Land Sales
- Landlord Representation
- Supply Chain Consulting
- Lease Audit Services
- Urban Planning and Development Consulting
- Environmental Consulting
- Project Management
- Appraisals and Valuations
- Construction Services Procurement
- Build To Suit Design & Implementation
- Network Optimization
- Transportation Analysis & Optimization
- Warehouse Design and Fit Out
- 3PL Logistics Validation
- Labor Analytics
- Material Handling Consulting.
Schulich School of Business - Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics & Finance
Ontario Real Estate Association - Sales Representative
CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member - Desgination Candidate
Memberships & Involvements
Ontario Real Estate Association
Canadian Real Estate Association
Toronto Real Estate Board
Real Estate Council of Ontario
"The building is a great fit for our operational requirements. Sam added strong value to the transaction by helping us leverage our firm’s brand power to secure the building against several other tenant groups. Sam and his team ensured the deal terms were favourable to JYSK, providing further cost savings and additional flexibility as we consolidated our operations. It was refreshing that Sam and his team spent considerable time understanding our overall business needs and challenges, deciphered what this meant from a logistics perspective, and helped us find the ideal building to accelerate our growth. It has been a pleasure to work with Sam, and Colliers, and I’m excited about working together again in the future." - Andreas Edvinsson, Director of Logistics, JYSK
"As far as we know, the final sale price set a new high watermark at the time in the Greater Toronto Area for a building of this size. Furthermore, our interests were always protected, and we felt that Sam treated the whole process with extreme professionalism, diligence, and integrity. In summary, the team executed flawlessly on a very important transaction for us, and this letter shall serve as a recommendation to other ownership groups of industrial real estate." - Derek Hallyburton, President, Custom Coil Slitting Inc.
“We are very pleased with the results. Sam recommended a sale price that was toward the top end of the marketplace, and informed us that he was confident we could achieve it. He upheld his guidance and sold the building in a minimal time on market at very close to the full asking price. We were impressed by his team's ability to find multiple buyers and create a competitive situation with multiple offers. We also liked how they were very diligent when dealing with the buyer and offer documents to ensure we were protected. Sam is a man of integrity and had our best interests at heart from start to finish.” - Mike Di Girolamo, President, Canus General Contracting.
"We are very happy with our facility in Milton. You added tremendous value to the transaction by helping us achieve below-market rental rates, while also securing us 9 months of free net rent which resulted in cost savings in excess of $1,000,000. In addition you helped us attain 9 months of early occupancy in addition to and immediately preceding the 9 months of net free rent, providing further cost savings and additional flexibility as we setup our operations. I personally found you to be professional in your manner, highly attentive in your level of service, and conscientious of Miniso’s business needs during expansion. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to continuing our relationship in the future." - Jack Liang, Business Development Executive, Miniso Canada
“I am satisfied with the exceptional level of customer service, diligence, and creative problem solving provided by Sam and would absolutely recommend his services to other corporations for matters pertaining to commercial real estate.” - Matt Cloyd, Strategic Operations Consultant, Porter Office Services
"I found Sam to be transparent in his dealings as our listing agent for the property. All in all, I am very pleased wit hthe outcome and level of service provided by Sam, as the owner of the property in question that I hired him to sell, and would not hesitate to recommend his services to other owners of industrial real estate in the future. " - Vera Held, Private Investor
“Overall based upon the financial results of the transaction, the hassle-free process for my family, and the excellent level of professionalism and integrity you have demonstrated, I would be inclined to strongly recommend your sales and leasing services to other commercial property owners.” – John Di Lorenzo, President, Able Construction Inc.