Senior Sales Associate
A seasoned real estate professional raised in Saskatoon, Ward has been providing a competitive real estate advantage to his clients for 10 years. Ward joined Colliers International in Spring 2013 as a licensed commercial real estate agent. While he specializes in investment sales along with office and retail leasing, Ward supports clients in all asset classes in and around Saskatoon.
Ward's business background in founded in professional, trushworthy, knowledge-based solutions. He has a diverse range of experience and knowledge in sales and management, providing the ability to plan and assess a company's present and future space requirements. Ward prides himself on offering a high level of service and finding creative solutions to complex real estate requirements. Over 10 years of experience in leasing and sales transactions provides a level of expertise and results for his clients now and in the future.
Ward's leasing experience includes lease transactions from both the tenant and landlord perspective, subleasing and assignment, surrender, renewal and premises expansions and contractions. His solid educational background gives him strength in communication, negotiation and financial analysis allowing his clients to evaluate all scenarios and make informed decisions.
With a strong background in sales, Ward delivers pitch presentations, effective research and uncommon knowledge to his clients serving as an excellent foundation to achieve optimal results.
A few succeessful client transactions include Warman Plaza, Day's Paint Strip Mall in Downtown Saskatoon and the acquisiton of a large warehouse and then sale of their own building on behalf of the Saskatoon Catholic School Board. As well, successful building transactions in secondary real estate markets including Melfort, Prince Albert and Kindersley. Recent successful leasing transactions coordinated by him include Landlord representation at 411 Herold Court Mall for private owners, 301 2nd Ave Malll on behalf of Saskatoon Public Library and tenant representation for Munchkin Mansion in the former Motion Fitness Building on Nelson Road.
Outside of the business world, he achieved high levels of competition in hockey, baseball and golf.
Ward obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree, followed by a Business Administration Certificate and a Leadership Development Program Certificate at the University of Saskatchewan.
Memberships & Involvements
CREA, ASR, SRAR
David Aplin Recruitment, Claude Resources Inc., Canadain Plasma Resources, HERC'S Nutrition, IAG, Klark's Trenching, Saskatoon Public Schools, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Rosemont Properties Inc., Midtown Plaza, Premium Equipment Sales and Rentals, Boyden Global Search, Dr. Kris Currie, Dr. Dr. C. Thomson, Calgary Greatway Office Ltd., Whiteland Services Inc.,
Lorne G. Gelowitz, B.A. ADV, S.V.M., Chief Executive Officer COMMISSIONAIRES NORTH SASKATCHEWAN
“From the moment our Division made the decision to look for a new larger office location and be able to list and sell our existing office I had to look no further than Ward Edwards! Knowing Ward, I knew I could rely on his experience in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, his knowledge of our city, and just as important his dedication to honest and relevan answers to our questions. Ward in partnership with Al Myers provided a seamless experience which exceeded my expectations of professional service and realized our goal of meeting our budget parameters, both of which led to an closure with no unexpected surprises or delays. I do recommend Ward without hesitation for any of your Commercial Real Estate requirements whether selling, looking to purchase, or looking for the current status of the market. Ward will not disappoint, he will however exceed your expectations.”
Mike Bischoff, Chief Executive Officer, Concorde Group
"I have known Ward for many years and would recommend him for any real estate interests. His professionalism demenaor and comittment to the client is unwavering towards helping them achieve their objectives."
Craig Bell, COO, PIC
"I will strongly recommend Ward based on my past working experiences with him, I trust his judgement and decision making abilities. He has always shown a high level of commitment to customer satisfaction and proved to be extremely trustworthy in all situations.
Bill Boesterd, Chilliwack BC - Purchaser of 301 Main Street, Kindersley, Saskatchewan
"I very much enjoyed working with Ward Edwards in the purchase of our property in Kindersley Saskatchewan. Ward was able to fairly represent both parties, buyer and seller, in this transaction. Ward's communication with me throughout our transaction was excellent. If I had a question, it was answered quickly. For references that i needed for various aspects of the transaction , for example, inspection of the building....Ward was again able to refer excellent trade professionals.
Overall, a great experience"
Debbie Hailstone, Seller of 293 17th Street West, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
"If you are looking to list your premium commercial asset or to purchase property for investment or income purposes? The person who will give you all round exposure across Canada is Ward Edwards. With over 8 years in commercial real estate, Ward is personable, honest, knowledgeable, experienced and can be counted upon to share with you his expertise in your business endeavor which requires knowledge of the real estate market both past and current. He works with a team at Colliers International. You will have his best and that of his colleagues."
Dr. Kris Currie, Orthodontist - ARC Orthodontists - Saskatoon SK
" I would strongly recommend Ward Edwards with Colliers Commercial Real Estate in Saskatoon for any of your Leasing needs or interests. He was a huge resource and benefit to me in my lease negotiations and he was able to navigate thru the bumps in the road that presented along the way which ultimately ended in a successful lease and expansion renewal for my practice."