Arlin  Markowitz*

Senior Vice President Urban Retail Team


Arlin Markowitz, Senior Vice President, Urban Retail Team, joined CBRE in 2015. Arlin’s 12-year brokerage career encompasses the biggest names in retail and the preeminent retail destinations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Regarded as one of Toronto’s foremost urban retail leasing and investment professionals and leads the Urban Retail Team at CBRE. Arlin has represented the who’s who of tenants and landlords throughout downtown Toronto with a focus on the Bloor-Yorkville, King West, Queen West and Ossington nodes. Arlin’s most iconic lease transactions include Hermès, Holt Renfrew Men, J.Crew, Brooks Brothers and COS on Bloor Street West, as well as Lululemon on Queen Street West and Salvatore Ferragamo and Muji in Yorkdale Mall.

In addition to market-leading leasing credentials, Arlin also specializes in retail investment, having personally executed over $1 billion of commercial leasing and sales. His market knowledge and network of clients have been key differentiators in landmark transactions and development deals, including the sale of 110 Bloor Street West ($79 million), the Bentall Kennedy Streetfront Portfolio ($60 million) and the retail and parking at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

Having spent time as a Top 10 broker at Cushman & Wakefield, in addition to employment with The Carlton Group and Davids Footwear, Arlin has an innate holistic understanding of the retail business and the  commercial real estate market. He is uniquely positioned to help retail clients achieve their real estate goals throughout the lifecycle of their business.

Arlin is a graduate of Concordia University and is an active member of The International Council of Shopping Centers.


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