John Frezell

Vice President

Waterloo Region
305 King Street W., 6th Floor, Suite 606
Kitchener, ON N2G 1B9
Canada
+1 519 904 7003
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Professional Summary

John will be celebrating his 30th year of working for Colliers in 2019. John has been working in the Kitchener office (Waterloo Region) since August of 2000. John has represented many local and national firms. Companies such as Waste Management, Drive Products, and Home Hardware, have used John's local knowledge and also have had John nationally represent their real estae needs. Prior to arriving in the Region of Waterloo, John was the Director of Colliers International in Guadalajara, Mexico from January 1995 through until July of 2000. During this time John worked with many international corporations helping them secure operations in Mexico. Some of these companies were Nike, Ford, RSP Manufacturing, Redwood Systems, USCO, BDT, Avnet and Hershey. John has extensive experience dealing with multi-national companies and working with corporate mandates. John started his career with Colliers in our Mississauga office in 1989.

Accomplishments

John began his career at Colliers in 1989 in the Mississauga offices where he worked in both the office and industrial markets. In 1994 John was asked to open an office for Colliers International in Guadalajara, Mexico. As the Director of the Guadalajara offices of Colliers International, John was involved in new business development in the Western region of Mexico. During John’s time in Mexico, he was a Vice President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and worked with the American Chamber of Commerce’s Industrial Infrastructure Committee. John joined the Kitchener/Waterloo office of Colliers International in the Summer of 2000. John’s focus has been on both the industrial and office markets, which have lead to a variety of work including design-build work, industrial sales and leasing and office leasing. John is an active member of the Rotary Club of Kitchener. John has extensive experience dealing with multi-national companies and working with corporate mandates. John has been successful in helping a number of companies establish operations and dispose of properties throughout North America. John is consistantly Colliers International's top producer in sales and leasing in Southwestern Ontario. John is a graduate of Queen’s University.

Testimonials

What John’s Clients Say About Him…

“John first was active in finding a new location for our printing division three years ago when he

helped us secure a 125,000 square foot facility on Trillium Drive in the Huron Business Park. John

found a very aggressive sublet opportunity well below market costs for a new building of similar

quality.”

“This past year we asked John to sell our older manufacturing plant and help locate us into a new

warehouse facility. We did not want to purchase this new building, but also did not want to continue

to own our existing older plant that we had outgrown. John was able to find a purchaser that was

willing to buy our existing plant for very close to the asking price…”

“John was able to understand our situation, and was creative enough to know who to speak with in

the market to help us solve our real estate issues effectively in one deal.”

“A job well done. Boehmer Box would highly recommend the real estate services of John Frezell,

with John you get a committed real estate service provider who delivers on what he promises”

-Grant O’Neil, Chief Financial Officer

Boehmer Box

“Our relationship with John has been very effective; John does not over promise and under perform.

John has always provided us with dedicated and professional service.”

-J.D. “Chip” Moore, III, VP Engineering

Collins and Aikman

“….I liked and chose John Frezell to represent our interests because he really spent the time to show

me around in a low key and informative way. He explained the market, the culture, the players, the

ins and outs, as he perceived them. I selected John as our representative because I appreciate his

candor and honesty…I felt I had to surround myself with people I could trust who would watch out

for our company’s best interest….first.”

“The leases for our large new facility are now signed….Technically, John has now earned his

commission from the Hines Organization and will be paid soon. But, he is still on the phone, sending

e-mails to me and to several people in the Hines Organization keeping things going and representing

my interests. This is indeed a rare trait.”

-Ronald R. Kock, Director

Electro Mechanical Solutions, Inc.



Education

Queen's University at Kingston, 1987 BA (Hons)

Service Lines

Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Brokerage: Tenant Representation, Lease Advisory

Property Type

Industrial and Logistics, Land, Office

Memberships and Affiliations

Queen's University Council

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Year Started

1989

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