CBRE Retail Brokerage Services | Canada

Global Vision, Local Expertise

As part of a truly global firm, CBRE’s Retail Services offers unrivalled reach and experience to serve a diverse group of retailers, retail property owners and developers.

We have deep connections with the best brands and companies in the world and can offer global perspectives and support to complement our exhaustive knowledge of local Canadian markets. We think big and small, global and local, high streets and shopping centres.  Our retail landscape is unique and geographically diversified but, with 23 wholly-owned offices across Canada, CBRE’s Retail Services is the only provider that truly offers coast to coast solutions for every major Canadian retail market.

We partner with our clients to understand their business objectives and create innovative ways to optimize the value of their real estate assets. As a worldwide, full-service real estate services provider, we are uniquely qualified to handle any type of client request and to pre-empt unarticulated needs, no matter how large or complex.

Our services include landlord representation, tenant representation, market studies and analysis as well as investment property and retail development transactions. We cover the full spectrum of retailers, from big box national chains to regional stores right through to luxury independent boutiques. We are faster to market with solutions, securing prime locations and helping clients navigate each region’s unique zoning, regulatory and environmental challenges. 

National Urban Retail

As industry leaders, our Urban Retail professionals have a thorough understanding of the specialized requirements of urban retail properties and can leverage their deep relationships to provide wide scale access to local, national and international retailer communities. This knowledge base creates exceptional value for property owners by attracting the right mix of retail tenants to each property we represent.

Listing Urban Retail Properties for Lease & Sale  - Landlord Representation

Our Urban Retail team provides strategic planning when listing your property for lease or sale and deliver market-leading tenant mix advice, tenancy analysis and retail market analysis. Ultimately, we position and market your property to extract its maximum value by leveraging our best-in-class lease and sale listing platforms.

Urban Retailer Representation – Tenant Representation

Going above and beyond classic brokerage services, such as lease negotiation and site selection, we also provide our clients with best-in-class research including:

  • Demographic and socioeconomic analysis 
  • Transportation patterns
  • Pedestrian and vehicular traffic analysis
  • Gross occupancy cost planning 
  • Co-tenancy and competitor considerations
  • Market penetration strategies
Our goal is always simple; to partner with clients to fully understand their business objectives and then deliver innovative solutions that optimize the value of their brand.
We provide tenant representation and real estate consulting to local, national and international retailers. We assist occupiers to secure the best sites, at the right time and in the ideal geography to correspond with their larger business objectives – whether that requirement is a single store or multiple sites for national or international expansion.

A sample of our tenant representation services include:

  • Lease acquisition and disposition
  • Market analysis and feasibility studies
  • Strategic site selection and strategy development
  • Transaction negotiation
  • Financial analysis
  • Demographic and mapping services
  • Build-out and post-occupancy services
  • Mall and shopping center leasing
  • Property acquisitions
Our proven retail professionals are dedicated to providing clients with powerful and insightful market knowledge, flexibility and hands-on service. Our professionals truly understand the dynamics of the retail business, from product merchandising and assortment, to store design and advertising right through to identifying target customer segments.  Through our local relationships and powerful real-time data, we anticipate and overcome real estate challenges and help clients capitalize on emerging trends in each of their markets.

We help build your story; then take your story to the market - Locally, Nationally and Globally

By working together, we help craft a compelling and attractive narrative around the opportunities your asset creates, be it for retailers or investors.  This helps us to strategically and effectively market your property, whether for lease or sale, to maximize its current or future value.

Our singular focus on the retail sector provides us with deep understanding of the emerging trends and existing gaps in the market. We then translate this knowledge into securing the right tenant to create vibrant and sustainable retail assets that generate consistent income and, ultimately, add value to your property.

Our local, national and global reach allows your retail assets wide exposure to the industry’s deepest pool of retailers and investors, ensuring no stone goes unturned in finding you the right solution.