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Colliers Not-for-Profit Advisory Group Places of Worship Practice

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Places of Worship Practice 

Over the past 16+ years Colliers Not-for-Profit Advisory Group has been actively assisting various charities
and non-profit organizations as their advocate on a variety of real estate matters. Our diverse clientele
includes well over 100 small and large non-profit organizations in a variety of sectors including Affordable
Housing, Local and National Health, Education, Associations, Foundations, Seniors Housing and a notable
increase in various Religious Organizations in recent years.

We are proud to announce our team is expanding with new team members and a dedicated focus on
helping Places of Worship and Religious Organizations fulfill their mission through strategic and
comprehensive real estate planning. We employee a people first approach: our focus is listening to the
underlying needs and wishes of congregations and helping them transform that vital information into a
strategic property vision to create long-term sustainability.

Our team is committed to developing real estate solutions that address the needs of the community and
achieve a better future for our clients.

We are fortunate to be aligned with and supported by like-minded professionals who deliver specialized
high quality and transparent services to religious organizations in a variety of fields including zoning /
planning, heritage, banking, legal, accounting, insurance, design, construction, architecture, and housing
partnership developers.

In February of 2018, our team co-hosted a Place of Worship morning seminar with RBC’s Non-Profit
team where, along with other specialists, we discussed recent trends, zoning concerns, financing
challenges, and the GTA’s real estate market in the context of church transactions and redevelopment

In November of 2018, our team sponsored Carters 25th Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar which
was attended by over 500 religious leaders. Looking forward to 2019, on February 6th we will be presenters
at the Chartered Professional Accountants Not-for-Profit Forum in Toronto.

We routinely attend and present strategy, process, market intelligence and recommendations to various
church committees, Board of Directors, and congregations. We also regularly attend, sponsor and speak at
Place of Worship conferences and seminars.

Future newsletters will share informative relevant trends in addition to interviews with a diverse group of
leaders and specialists from a variety of professional fields. We plan to share congregation success stories
as well as information and best practices that can help your organization to better fulfil your mission
by planning for both short-term and long-term considerations.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Matthew Johnson

Senior Vice President I Sales Representative

Toronto Downtown

​Throughout my career, I have been passionate about the development of real estate strategies and helping significant organizations optimize their facilities.  Each entity that we advise is unique, and our strategies are tailored to meet the business and operational requirements of each individual client.  We understand our clients have unique facility and property needs, and we have developed extensive technical knowledge as a result. 

Working with many organizations in the med-tech and life sciences field, as well as prominent charitable and insitutional organizations with sensitive populations  - we prioritize understanding the busines and operational needs of our clients and the needs of their clients.  We understand that the people whom drive the success and productivity of our client organizations are their most important assets.  Our strategies are built to ensure that our clients' people thrive and enjoy their work environments.

I have had the privilege to work with talented people at leading organizations in various sectors including:  Think Research ,Synaptive Medical, eSight, Perimeter Medical Imaging, Ronald McDonald House, Plan International Canada, Unifor, Toronto Lands Corporation, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Durham Catholic District School Board, Durham District School Board, Toronto United Church Council, and many others.  My team's diverse experience with occupiers in both the private and public sector provides me with a broad perspective built upon an extensive foundation of real estate knowledge, allowing me to deliver the highest level of service to my clients. 

To learn more about our team's specialized service offering, and technical knowledge, please contact me at (416) 643.3754, or feel free to email me any time at


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