John  LaFontaine

Vice Chairman

Professional Experience

John LaFontaine joined CBRE in September of 1989 as a Sales Representative in Industrial Real Estate. In 1990, he was named “Rookie of the Year” and has since developed into one of the most dominant Industrial Professionals in North America. John has been ranked in the Top 10 in Canada for 25 of his 29 years in the business. From 2009 to 2015 he consistently earned the title of Top Industrial Canadian Producer for CBRE and was named CBRE's top deal maker for Canada in 2015.

John’s excellence stems from his unsurpassed market knowledge, quick and accurate service delivery, strong client focus and above all, his unwavering integrity. It is these qualities that have facilitated his building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with all of his clients. 

John’s resumé confirms his ability to consistently outperform any two brokers combined. He possesses unsurpassed market knowledge and unparalleled experience particularly in the Brampton, Etobicoke and Mississauga real estate markets. Clients dealing with John can rely on this expertise and strength in negotiation to obtain the maximum value for their transactions every time.

  • Top Industrial Producer for the Americas for CBRE​ in 2010 
  • Number One producer for CBRE Canada-wide & Mahoney White Award recipient  in 2000 and 2008-2010
  • Canada's Top Deal Maker in 1999-2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015
  • "Top 10" Canadian producer for 25 of his 29 years in the business
  • “Rookie of the Year” in 1990
  • “Top 5” producer for the Toronto West office since 1991
  • Ranked in the top 20 sales professionals for CBRE in North America
  • Has been involved in the completion of 2,490 transactions over the past twenty nine (29) years
  • Has been involved in the closed transaction of over 71 million square feet in the past ten (10) years

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)
  • OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association)
  • TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)  
  • Logistics Institute 



  • University of Ottawa B.A.
  • University of Western Ontario M.B.A.

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