As the #1 global retail real estate advisory and transaction services firm, CBRE Retail leverages a combination of integrated solutions, unique insight and unmatched experience to deliver successful outcomes for retailers, restauranteurs, investors, owners and developers.

CBRE Retail is aligned with the best brands and companies in the world and can serve clients both large and small. We collaborate across geographic borders and service lines to deliver the complete spectrum of strategic real estate services. We have deep roots in cities and towns across Canada and have unmatched experience with high-street urban environments, power centres, grocery anchored, neighbourhood strip, outlet and mall formats. Our retail professionals, unsurpassed in their local market expertise, are supported by industry-leading economic forecasting, market research and specialized expertise.

4.1% ▲

Vacancy Rate

1.4 MSF

H1 2020 New Supply


Average Cap Rate

Fall 2020


Urban Retail


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.


Tenant Representation


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.


Landlord Representation


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 gives your retail assets wide exposure to the industry's deepest pool of retailers and investors, ensuring no stone goes unturned when finding you the right solution.


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