Vice President, Sales Representative, Corporate Solutions
Over 30 years Real Estate Experience
1981 - 1998: The Canada Life Assurance Company. Managed Offices Real Estate, Facilities and Human Resources for 12 Years.
1998 - Present: Colliers International.
Joined Corporate Solutions. Immediately assigned as acting manager to CallNet / Sprint Canada to handle the real estate integration of the Fonorola acquisition.
V.P. Corporate Services, Toronto, (which later was integrated into Corporate Solutions). 2 years involved in the early development of the services.
Celestica - 15 years of corporate real estate services primarily on industrial, R&D and office leased and owned properties around the world.
Applied Materials - over 10 years providing similar services as with Celestica.
TELUS Communications Inc. - over 5 years providing corporate real estate services, primarliy in Canada for owned and leased: office, service centers and technical sites,.
My partnerand associate on TELUS and Applied Materials is Michael McLernon and Chris Deruchie.
Applied Materials – Excelent working relationship with the entire real estate team. Regularily involved in lease activity, property purchases and sales. Intimate with GRE portfolio.
TELUS - Our role is expanding beyond leasing to include more sale and puchase assignments, which are complicated due to the nature of TELUS' operations.
Celestica – Key involvement in the development of the internal RE department, its administration, procedures, practices, as it was spun off by IBM in the 90’s.Managed portfolio and transactions worldwide and rent services in NA. Now managed by associate Teresa de Leo.
Call-Net / Sprint – 1998 rationalized real estate and facilities after Fonorola acquisition saving company $25M.
Canada Life – Integration of New York Life (Canada) real estate, facilities and staff in Canada. Saved $4.2M annually.
Applied Materials, TELUS Communications Inc.