Canada’s commercial real estate market faced many challenges in 2023, due to rising interest rates, high office vacancy, hybrid work patterns and several other factors. However, leasing and sales brokers still scored significant deal successes.
We are preparing to spotlight the year’s leading dealmakers in Connect CRE’s inaugural Canadian Top Broker Awards. Recipients will make history as first-time winners, and we welcome your participation in nominating these star performers.
Based on your nomination, we will recognize leading individual brokers or teams of brokers, including brokers who specialize in property sales and brokers who specialize in leasing. We will select national winners and recipients from the five regions that we cover daily: Pacific Canada, Alberta and the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.
We will consider deals completed by the brokers in 2023, based on total square footage for lease deals or the total dollar volume of investment sales transactions.
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.