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John Lafontaine

John LaFontaine*

Vice Chairman

*Sales Representative

Advisory & Transaction

Industrial & Logistics

License: *Sales Representative

John LaFontaine* Vice Chairman, Industrial & Logistics
Advisory & Transaction Industrial & Logistics *Sales Representative
Toronto West Commercial Real Estate 5935 Airport Road
Suite 700
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1W5

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.


YTD Performance Overview


Team LaFontaine - 60 Sold, 112 Leased

Sales Transactions

  • $314,714,402
  • 4,891,589 SQ. FT

Lease Transactions

  • $161,229,010
  • 4,948,665 SQ. FT



Total Deal Value

10,160,197 Sq. Ft.

Total Deal Square Footage


Total Completed Transactions




  • Colbert Coldwell Circle - 2017
  • 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.




  • ABB
  • Arvin Meritor
  • AT & T
  • BAsq. ft. Canada
  • Benjamin Moore Paints
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • CCL
  • CIBC Development Corp.
  • Club Monaco/Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Dana Canada
  • F.W. Woolworth
  • Heidleberg Canada Limited
  • Home Depot
  • Honeywell
  • Hudson Bay Co.
  • Indigo/Chapters
  • Janes Family Foods
  • Lassonde
  • MacLean Hunter
  • Maytag
  • MDS
  • Menkes
  • Moores – The Suit People
  • NCR Canada
  • Para Paints
  • Polaroid
  • PPG
  • Purolator Courier Ltd.
  • Quartet Webber Costello Canada
  • Reynolds Aluminum
  • Robert Bosch Inc
  • Royal Bank
  • Royal Laser Corp.
  • Sears Canada
  • Serta
  • Sico Paints
  • Stanley Tools
  • SunLife Canada Inc.
  • Unigistix
  • Volvo Canada
  • Westburne
  • Westpoint Stevens
  • Wolseley


Significant Assignments


  • Sears Canada, Responsible for the disposition of, 1,000,000 sq. ft.
  • Dominion Warehouses, 980,000 sq. ft.
  • LG Electronics, 724,000 sq. ft.
  • Pepsi Bottling Group, Lease renewal for, 489,451 sq. ft.
  • F. W. Woolworth, 485,000 sq. ft.
  • Leggett & Platt, Sale disposition of, 466,475 sq. ft.
  • Cantar Polyair, Lease negotiation & sale disposition, +425,000 sq. ft.
  • Royal Laser Tech. Corp., 3 purchase transactions over 4 years, ±400,000 sq. ft.
  • Allied Signal Canada's Head Office, ±360,000 sq. ft.
  • Manitoulin Transport, 350,000 sq. ft.
  • Kimberly Clarke, Responsible for the sale disposition of, 312,000 sq. ft.
  • Unigistix, 303,000 sq. ft.
  • ICW Warehouses, 300,000 sq. ft.
  • Kellogg Canada, Leased Facility in Rexdale, 300,000 sq. ft.
  • Sears Canada, ±250,000 sq. ft.
  • Regal Candy, Lease negotiation, 186,000 sq. ft.
  • Uni-Select, 180,000 sq. ft.
  • Para Paints, Co-ordinated lease negotiations, ±150,000 sq. ft.
  • Stanley Tools, Lease transaction – Cdn. Head Office, 140,000 sq. ft.
  • Heidelberg Canada, 120,000 sq. ft.
  • Amram's, Division of Russ, 120,000 sq. ft.
  • Smith Kline Beacham, Responsible for the sale disposition of the Cdn. Head Office
  • ABC Plastics, Over 2.7 million sq. ft. sold & purchased over 12 years
John LaFontaine* Vice Chairman, Industrial & Logistics
Advisory & Transaction Industrial & Logistics *Sales Representative
Toronto West Commercial Real Estate 5935 Airport Road
Suite 700
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1W5

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Colbert Coldwell Circle

Colbert Coldwell Circle

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