Taylorwood Realty Advisors
Broker of Record | Corporate and Public Sector Services
B.A. Urban and Economic Geography, University of Toronto
Broker, Real Estate Council of Ontario
Mortgage Agent, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario
I have been involved in many facets of the commercial real estate industry over my 28 years in the business. My current real estate advisory practice primarily serves the public sector however my background is very diverse.
In addition to conducting research and appraisal activities during the early part of my career, I also spent several years with an international advisory and accounting firm (Arthur Andersen) completing multi-market valuations and asset management assignments. During this time I worked on client mandates for Bell Canada, CN Real Estate and Stewart Green Properties. During the later part of my career, I was involved in several Canadian asset management platforms that invested funds in commercial real estate. The companies managed real estate investments on behalf of private and institutional capital including Cargill, CMHC Pension Fund, Shell Pension Fund and Cadim (Quebec based pension fund) to name a few. I initially provided all analytical and due diligence functions and grew progressively into equity raises, deal origination and financing activities.
Over the 6 years I was at CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, I was involved in one of the largest vested outsourcing relationships in Canada, partnering with Infrastructure Ontario (“IO”). I had various oversight responsibilities for a portfolio of over 50 million square feet of property holdings. In addition to building and running the transaction management (leasing) team for the IO account, I was instrumental in securing and managing the property sales/acquisition program for the province. I managed over 400 lease transactions, representing over 1 million square feet of leasing activity annually, in addition to a $55,000,000 +/- annual disposition program. I was the lead manager on all negotiations involving municipalities across the province. I also represented IO as landlord with their various property holdings across the province in negotiations with private sector tenants.
My diverse background in the commercial/corporate real estate industry includes subject matter expertise in asset management, outsourcing, governance and transaction management. My background in strategy development within both the public and private sectors allows me to address client needs in a distinctive and practical manner that yields measurable results.
Let’s grab a coffee and chat about how I can leverage my diverse background to your advantage.