Jim  Szabo

Vice Chairman

Jim Szabo is the Vice Chairman of Capital Markets for CBRE. Jim and his partner, Tony Quattrin, manage the Vancouver National Investment Team, a powerhouse group of 12 highly qualified and high-performing real estate professionals. Mr. Szabo has over 35 years of experience in the investment real estate business, focusing on major investment grade properties and major development sites across Western Canada. Mr. Szabo is renowned for achieving market-leading pricing and setting record milestones that are continuously recognized by the commercial real estate industry in Vancouver and across Canada. 

A Founding member of CB Commercial Canada, Mr. Szabo was one of the original shareholders in the company and is also a past Board Member of CBRE Limited.


  • Average transaction values in excess of $1.5 billion annually.
  • Over $3.0 billion in transaction value completed in 2016 alone.
  • Over $7.8 billion in transaction value completed in the last 5 years.
  • Secured a major Canadian Pension Fund and raised approximately $81 million of equity for PCI Group’s $360 million Marine Gateway project in Vancouver.
  • Arranged financing of $850 million for Millennium’s Olympic Village development.
  • Completed 14 joint venture partnership transactions, raising equity on a selection of Greater Vancouver’s landmark commercial and residential projects.
  • CBRE Vancouver’s most consistent top producer for the past 25 years.
  • Winner of the 2015 NAIOP Investment Transaction of the Year.


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