Ron began his career in Commercial Real Estate in 1997 as a Marketing Coordinator and then as a Sales Associate where he gained a thorough understanding of real estate sales and marketing fundamentals. Ron joined Colliers in 1999 where he quickly immersed himself in the Southwestern Ontario Industrial market.
During this time Ron worked hard to develop strong relationships with owners and users, individual city and regional development associations and fellow real estate brokers and professionals. He has developed an excellent reputation for integrity and fairness in all of his relationships and has become the leading authority on industrial market information for Southwestern Ontario.
Ron continues to play an enthusiastic and important role in the industrial market in Cambridge, Brantford and many other areas in Southwestern Ontario.
Through Ron’s experience, he has gained the advantage of understanding both sides of a transaction with an innate ability to anticipate viewpoints in the negotiation process.
In addition he has developed an ability to explore and implement less obvious solutions to meeting his clients objectives, whether by pursuing a creative financial angle or uncovering an unknown market opportunity.
Ron is focused on creating customized strategies that not only maximize value but also help clients solve their business problems so they can achieve their goals.
Ron has extensive knowledge of the commercial real estate industry from both a user and owner stance. He has had experience with real estate brokerage, tenant representation, sale/lease negotiation, investment sales and analysis, and design-build coordination.
Ron has been involved in over 350 real estate transactions, with sales valued at over $450 million, leases over $125 million.
Ron has worked with a wide variety of local, national and international companies and has developed a thorough knowledge of the manufacturing, warehousing and logistics industries in Ontario. Some of Ron’s most recent clients have included:
...they as professionals exceeded all of my expectations including regular contact, cold calling, market knowledge, loyalty, agent cooperation and creative problem solving... Lionel C. Larry, First Source Mortgage Corporation.
... You came to us highly recommended by aquaintances who were far more knowledgable in matters of industrial real estate than we were... Mike Doug and I were especially impressed with your quick grasp of our situation, the promptness and accuracy with which you dealt with the mountain of paperwork generated by these transactions and the high rate of return you demonstrated on showing the property. You had certainly weeded out the tire kickers because, if I recall correctly, one in three showings generated an offer. You negotiated strongly on our behalf and we are well satisfied with the eventual outcome..." Jim Clarkson, Ruff Clarkson Steel Limited
...During the planning stage for the project Ron provided valuable input on the design of the building, based on his thorough market knowledge and critiqued our plans against previous speculative developments in the area. The result was a first class industrial building that offered a great deal of flexibility that would attract high calibre tenants. During the leasing stage Ron demonstrated that our interests were above his own by recommending that we reject several prospects that would not enhance the profile of the property. Through my experience with Ron I have learned that he is a person of integrity backed by a quiet but firm confidence and is well versed in all areas of industrial real estate. His tenacity to follow through and maintain focus through the toughest negotiations were critical to the success of the project... Andrew Moffat, Cedar Creek Property Management
B.A. (Honours), University of Western Ontario, courses included business administration, economics and urban development. Ron is currently pursuing the highly regarded CCIM designation, administered by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute in C
Brokerage: Landlord Representation
Industrial and Logistics, Land
Memberships and Affiliations
OREA - Ontario Real Estate Association, RECO - Real Estate Council of Ontario, Canadian Commercial Council of Realtors, Rotary Club of Brantford Sunrise, Rotary board of directors