United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto
Manages a diverse $1-billion property portfolio
Served as a Colliers global vice-president
Andrea Wolf manages a diverse $1-billion property portfolio for the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto.
Wolf joined the UJA in 2023 out of a passion for the non-profit group rather than career development. She started her career as an industrial property broker in the 1990s and held a wide array of leadership positions since then.
Serving as a global accounts manager, she helped Telus, GE and Dorel industries, among other major players, manage their portfolios. Her experience includes working for TD Bank and Gensler, as a workplace consultant. She has also served as global vice-president of real estate and workplace strategy for Colliers, where she oversaw the firm’s entire international portfolio of 425-plus locations and optimized it in two years.
Wolf’s many accolades include a Deal of the Year Award from NAIOP Toronto. And, CoreNet Global has awarded her with a Faculty of the Year honours in nine of her 10 years teaching courses in real estate management.
While busy with her career, she has made the time to raise two daughters and her two stepchildren and complete an MBA in leadership and organizational strategy from the Australian Institute of Business.
“Through thick and thin, she has pioneered in the industry through strength of character, perseverance, logic and critical thinking,” writes a colleague who nominated Wolf for her Canadian Women in Real Estate Award.
Most importantly, adds the colleague, she has not been afraid to innovate.
“Many of her roles were crafted by her to suit her skills and the needs of the task at hand,” the colleague writes. “She’s a well respected leader in the fields of workplace utilization, employee empowerment through place and a leader in the evolving workplace of tomorrow; merging the needs of the workforce with those of the corporate occupiers.”
The colleague notes that Wolf can often be found advising young women, within and outside the real estate industry, on career strategies and mentoring her students on how to innovate in the fields of corporate and commercial real estate.
As she notes on her LinkedIn page, Wolf’s fundamental philosophy for success is to listen listen; set boundaries; consistently meet your personal quota; act with integrity; be part of a community and share success, knowledge, time and wealth.
In her view, “challenges are solutions not yet found.”
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.