In the initial weeks, Colliers estimates that more than 25% of tenants have made immediate requests for some form of relief from their landlords and we expect that number to grow. This situation has placed an unprecedented amount of pressure on landlords, both financial and operational, as they scramble to process these requests and understand the impact these requests have on their building values, portfolios and obligations to lenders and shareholders.
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This approach might include extending your lease term, providing more relief up front to help you weather the COVID pandemic, or altering existing terms to help present a case that makes it easier for the landlord to bump your request to the top of the list.
We will work with you to identify surplus holdings you may have and build a plan to recover costs through lease terminations or subleasing. If you own real estate, we can help you structure a sale and leaseback or dispose of excess non-strategic assets to improve your balance sheet.
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Vice Chairman, Head of Strategy & Consulting Group
With more than 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including serving as CEO I Canada at Colliers International for 14 years, David assumed the role of Vice Chairman and Head of Strategy and Consulting I Canada on March 31, 2020. In this role, David integrates Colliers’ existing consulting practices into a national Real Estate Strategy & Consulting entity, building on operations to deliver the best real estate solutions for investors, institutions and corporate clients with significant real estate assets and portfolios.
David is highly regarded for his deep connections and innovative business perspective, providing strategy and guidance on best practices in corporate leadership, change management and innovation.
David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia and is a member of REALPAC. Consisting of fewer than 100 members, REALPAC is the national industry association dedicated to advancing the vitality of Canada’s real estate sector.
Partner, Strategy & Consulting Group
Scott Addison has been working in commercial real estate for over 30 years. As Partner, Strategy & Consulting at Colliers Canada, Scott uses this expertise to build effective real estate strategies for large companies and property owners. He previously served as the President of Brokerage Services at Colliers International, appointed in 2015. Through Scott's tenure in this role, he demonstrated a history of leading top performing teams enabling him to oversee 28 offices across Canada. Scott has driven organic and strategic growth of the brokerage business by committing to providing value-enhancing and client-centric strategies and solutions.
As a leader that believes in the power of diversity and inclusion, Scott is an executive sponsor of the Colliers' North American Diversity Committee. He is dedicated to building an office culture that is enterprising, collaborative and inclusive.He has led the integration of Colliers’ national proprietary CRM platform and data solutions to deliver timely and relevant market intelligence to our clients. As an advocate for innovation, Scott has been a mentor to the Colliers Proptech Accelerator program and fostered innovation by empowering individuals to advance their professional development.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto. Scott currently serve as Director at the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), and previously chaired the industry association’s Broker of the Year nominating committee. He has also been an active member of REALPAC, the industry association committed to the vitality of the Canadian real estate industry.
Executive Managing Director, Occupier Services | Canada
Nick is an Executive Managing Director and Head of Occupier Services for Canada, partnering with Colliers advisors and service line leads in developing national and international client relationships as well as identifying new business opportunities across Colliers' platform of services.