Arlin  Markowitz*

Senior Vice President Urban Retail Team

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Arlin Markowitz founded the Urban Retail Team when he joined CBRE in 2015 and continues to lead it today.  The team consists of 7 members and has a market dominate position in the downtown Toronto. Through his 13 year real estate career in both leasing and sales, he’s burnished a reputation as the city’s premier urban retail specialist and has represented many of the world’s most recognizable brands as well as Toronto’s top landlords.

A downtown Toronto native, Arlin focusses on Canada's urban high streets, condo retail, and the best-performing malls. As a leasing agent, he’s represented both tenants and landlords, placing Hermès, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zegna, Equinox, Holt Renfrew Men’s, MCM, COS, Brooks Brothers and Lululemon in some of the country's most coveted addresses. He's also assisted many international brands, including Muji on their first entry into the Canadian market.

Arlin has also personally executed over five hundred million dollars in investment sales in Toronto. Notable sales transactions include:

  • 110 Bloor Street West on behalf of H&R REIT sold to ProWinko
  • 19 Bloor Street West  on behalf of The Bank of Nova Scotia sold to a private European investor
  • High-street retail portfolio in Downtown Toronto on behalf of The Pearl Group sold to a private investor

Arlin is sought after as a retail consultant to many real estate developers, aiding them with site selection and the extraction of maximum value from the ground-floor retail units of their mixed-use developments.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Markowitz was a top broker at Cushman & Wakefield in Toronto. He also previously worked at development and property management firm The Carlton Group and shoe retailer David's Footwear, both in Toronto.

Mr. Markowitz is a graduate of  Montreal’s Concordia University, and an active member of ICSC the International Council of Shopping Centers.  

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