Associate Vice President
Craig specializes in Calgary’s downtown leasing market with Colliers International. Having previously worked in the energy industry, Craig utilizes his experience and business acumen to create a well-built real estate strategy for his clients. This experience had aided Craig in developing a deep knowledge of the oil and gas industry and how it relates to commercial office space.
Craig primarily works on behalf of Tenant's in downtown Calgary. He has worked with clients seeking downtown office space ranging in size and assisted in both renewal and relocation exercises. This has also included negotiation of expansion space, rights, terminations, and assignment and subletting provisions. His market knowledge provides forward-looking analysis to help tenants take advantage of trends in the marketplace. Through his ability to analyze leases, coupled with his strong understanding of market trends, Craig is able to work with his clients to produce top-tier real estate solutions.
Craig has successfully completed assignments with:
Blackbird Energy Inc.
Blackspur Oil Corp.
Calfrac Well Services Ltd.
Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL)
Endurance Energy Ltd.
High Arctic Energy Services
Husky Oil Operations Limited
Marathon Oil Canada Corporation
Miller Thomson LLP
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Perron & Parnters Wealth Management
PetroChina International (Canada) Trading Ltd.
Red Dog Systems Inc.
Saipem Canada Inc.
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
Specialties: Tenant Representation, Lease Negotiation, Office Relocation / Expansion, Office Sublease / Disposition, Corporate Strategy Development, Market Intelligence, Financial Analysis, Employee Satisfaction and Location Surveys
Craig holds a Bachelor of Management majoring in Finance and Marketing from the University of Lethbridge.
Bachelor of Management - Finance/Marketing (Honours)
Market Force Graduate (2014)
Dale Carnegie Graduate (2014)
Jason Lang Scholarship Recipient (2010-2012)
ConocoPhillips Finance Award (2010)
CFA Institute Global Investment Challenge Participant (2012)
JDC West Business Challenge - Vice President Corporate Relations (2012)
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Student Mentor (2008-2013)
University of Lethbridge - B.Mgmt Finance; B.Mgmt Marketing
Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Mustard Seed
United Way of Calgary and Area
"We had been in our previous building for over 20 years, but our lease was up and we needed more space. While new space was available on our floor, we wanted to explore options in other buildings. Colliers skillfully managed the whole process; from initial review of options that fit our criteria and narrowing those options down to a short list through to selection of a preferred option, negotiations with the landlord and review of the lease to ensure our protection.
The final deal proved to be much more attractive than staying in our previous office space and was well received by our owners and staff, making the move a positive experience for our company. Many thanks to our Colliers rep, Craig Hulsman, for paying close attention to all the details, moving the process along to stay on track with our timeline and managing the whole process in a professional and courteous manner" - Dennis Howden, CEO, Red Dog Systems Inc.
"It was great working with Craig and Colliers as we looked for new office space after growing from only a few office staff to over 40 in head office. Craig identified our needs (office intensive and location) and narrowed a multitude of options down to the best fit for our needs. Craig did a substantial amount of the leg work given our time and resources and wound up negotiating what we believe to be the best rate per square foot in our new building. We will be working with Craig and Colliers again in the future" - Joel Vorra, CFO, TIdewater MIdstream and Infrastructure Ltd.
"Craig took the time to understand our needs and budget and presented us with a number of viable options. HIs patience and attention to detail throughout the decision making process was greatly appreciated on our side. We never felt pressured and always felt Craig had our best interests in mind as we negotiated our lease. There is a reason why this is the third time I have worked with Craig and Colliers" - Aaron Grandberg, CFO, Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd.