CBRE High Tech Real Estate Solutions

Together, Blair Quinn, Kevin Nelson, Alain Rivere, Erin Samuda and Sophie Heywood form The High Technology Facilities Group. They are the leading tenant representation team in structuring and achieving local and global real estate goals for technology companies in BC and North America across office, industrial, and flex industrial assets.

The High Technology Facilities Group, led by Blair Quinn and Kevin Nelson, is the leading Tenant Representation team in structuring and achieving local and global real estate goals for technology companies in BC and North America across office, industrial and flex industrial assets. 
Blair and Kevin have dedicated their entire careers in managing larger complex assignments and providing creative, proactive solutions. With a core skill set in representing technology clients and their extensive experience, the team facilitates their clients’ requirements in relocations, lease renewals, expansions, design builds, acquisitions, dispositions, multi-market assignments and consulting.
Technology companies, by nature, are in a constant state of change. This dynamic places further demands when considering real estate decisions. Having successfully completed more technology related assignments than their competitors combined, Blair Quinn and Kevin Nelson understand how best to service and account for unforeseen change. They are dedicated experts with a unique skill set; skills which include experience across all asset classes, unparalleled market information, uncovering opportunities ahead of the market, tenant centered practices and documentation, unrivalled experience and creativity in complicated deal structures, and a reputation and track record that delivers results and sees our clients return to us again and again.


The High Technology Facilities Group also includes Sophie Heywood, Alain Rivère and Erin Samuda. Sophie is a valuable go-to resource for all day to day activities and provides critical support to both the team and to clients.  She manages all deliverables that are personalized for each client, including all reporting documentation which is provided on a regular basis.
Alain Rivère joined CBRE in the summer of 2013 as a Research Analyst for Office and Industrial properties. In the spring of 2014, Alain transitioned into The High Technology Facilities Group specializing in Tenant Representation and Leasing Services for the unique requirements of the technology sector. His French background gives him an exclusive insight into the Francophone industry in Vancouver.


In addition to having won the CBRE Top Team Award in Canada on more than one occasion, Blair and Kevin are consistent Vancouver Top 10 Office Leasing Producers, with Blair being the #1 CBRE Office Leasing Broker in Vancouver each year for the past 5 years, finishing in the Top 225 Brokers across North America in 2013.

Collectively, the team has sold over $1 billion in assets and leased over 24 million sq. ft. since the team was created in 1995, averaging 1.3 million square foot per annum in recent years. They have completed 19 build-to-suit projects in the Lower Mainland, more than any competitor, and consistently deliver innovative cost saving solutions to their clients.