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Streetfront Urban Retail Investment Properties Landlord  and Buyer Representation Retailer Representation

Our team, led by Senior Vice President Arlin Markowitz, specializing in Urban Retail and Investment Properties, provides seamless and comprehensive real estate brokerage services to premium urban property owners and retailers. Our professionals have a thorough understanding of the special requirements of retail properties in Downtown Toronto, with a specific niche in the luxury and streetfront space. Streetfront urban retail properties represent our core business.

Agency Brokerage Listing Urban Retail Properties for Lease

The team provides landlord advisory services. We provide strategic planning when listing your property for lease and provide tenant mix advice, tenancy analysis, retail market analysis and ultimately, can position and market your property in a way which will ensure you extract its maximum value through our best in class lease listing platform. CBRE Urban Retail is backed by industry-leading research and analysis. Balancing the power of our global footprint with local expertise, we create competitive advantage that impacts our clients' bottom lines.

Investment Properties

We excel in the acquisition and disposition of income producing assets and infill land in downtown Toronto with specific expertise in the sale of the retail space at the base of condominiums and the sale of streetfront mixed use properties that combine retail and multi-residential components. 

Urban Retailer Representation

Besides classic brokerage services such as lease negotiation and site selection, we provide our clients with best in class research, demographic and socioeconomic analysis, transportation patterns, pedestrian and vehicular traffic counts, gross occupancy cost planning, co-tenancy and competitor considerations, and market penetration strategy. Our goal is simple; we partner with our clients to understand fully their business objectives and creative innovative ways to optimize the value of their brand. Arlin’s previous experience in the footwear industry allows him to think like a retailer, specifically in the luxury market. The team’s retailer clients benefit from Arlin’s experience with luxury shoe retailer David’s Footwear, where he worked as a buyer, store manager and salesperson over a 6 year period.


Senior Vice President
Urban Retail Team
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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.
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Vice President
Urban Retail Team
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​Alex Edmison joined CBRE Limited in 2006 and specializes in leasing  flagship retail properties in downtown and midtown Toronto.  He has represented an impressive list of notable landlords, developers and tenants.  Notable landlords and developers include Hullmark, Kingsett Capital, Slate, Ryerson University,  Westbank, Tridel, Lanterra and Menkes.  Notable tenants include Holt Renfrew, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Equinox Fitness, Del Frisco’s, EQ2, UGGs and Kate Spade.
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Jackson Turner

Senior Sales Associate
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Sales Representative
Urban Retail Team
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Jackson joined the team in 2014 and specializes in the leasing and sales of retail properties in downtown Toronto, along with representing tenants on Toronto’s high streets.  With a sharp eye for trends in retail, Jackson is focused on introducing the latest and greatest brands from around the globe to the Toronto market. His experience from working with both landlords and tenants, gives him exceptional insight into both sides of a transaction.
Previously, Jackson worked with the research group at CBRE Limited, collecting market data and tracking key industry statistics to support the firm’s various service lines. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics (Honours) from Queen’s University and is a member of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) and the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC).
 Teddy joined CBRE in 2016 and is the latest addition to the Urban Retail Team. Teddy focuses on street front retail leasing and investment sales. With a background in finance and economics he brings strong analytical skills and investment experience. Teddy lives in the heart of downtown Toronto but also has a depth of knowledge around the Ottawa market where he grew up.

Previously, Teddy worked with the research group at CBRE limited where he was responsible for building financial models, collecting market information and maintained various internal databases. Teddy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics (Honours) from Queen’s University and is a member of both the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

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Selina Tao

Sales Representative
Urban Retail Team
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Marketing Coordinator
Urban Retail Team
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​Selina joined CBRE in 2015 and specializes in marketing and strategy.  With a background in communications and finance, she works directly with the Urban Retail Team to create innovative marketing campaigns for high profile clients as well as providing underwriting and financial analysis for investment sales. 
She holds an MBA from McMaster University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Media from Western University. Her previous experience includes working in Corporate Partnerships at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, branding for Monster Energy and as a financial analyst at Foresters.  She has also spent a term in New Delhi, India as consultant for a real estate developer.
​Kaitlyn Filip joined the CBRE team in early 2014. With a background in urban and regional planning coupled with a sharp eye for metropolitan style, she works with the Urban Retail and Investment Properties Team with the aim to bring even more life to the streets of Toronto.
She holds a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University. Her previous experience includes administrative and planning work for the City of Sarnia and academic projects with the City of Toronto and the Town of Whitby.



Real Estate Services Assistant
Urban Retail Team
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​Rebecca is the newest member to join the Urban Retail Team. Having grown up in Toronto she has a deep knowledge of the city. She hold a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology from Queen’s University. Prior to joining CBRE she worked at Allied Properties REIT as part of their leasing team providing administrative and marketing assistance.