Alain Desmarias

Alain Desmarais

SVP, Broker of Record

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    Sun Life Financial Centre, 99 Bank St.
    Suite 700
    Ottawa, ON K1P 6B9

  • Phone

    (613) 780-1566

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Alain Desmarais is the Senior Managing Director, Broker of Record and one of the Principals of Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa. He has a very successful practice as an Office Leasing specialist. His clients have benefited from his leasing expertise, his experience as an effective negotiator and his knowledge of the office leasing market. As a top-ranking leasing specialist, Alain has received numerous company awards recognizing his superior sales performance. He is a multi-year member of the President’s Round Table, a multiple recipient of the Award of Excellence honoring sustained sales excellence, and a recipient of the National Top Ten Award, which recognizes superior sales performance.

Alain joined Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa (formerly Royal LePage Commercial) in 1992 and subsequently became a leading producer in the Ottawa office leasing market prior to becoming Senior Managing Director and Broker of Record in 2008. Alain is a graduate of the MBA program at Queen’s University and a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40 Award.

Awards & Associations

Alain is a graduate of the MBA program at Queen’s University
C&W National Top 10 Award
C&W Award of Excellence – Multiple years
C&W President’s Round Table – Multiple years
Ottawa Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40
Alain is a Board member of the Bruyere Foundation and is a member of the Leaders at Heart of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.


Ericsson, Great-West Life, Investors Group, London Life, Sun Life, JPMorgan Chase, Telesat Canada, Dell, Nokia, Ceridian, Fuel Industries, HP, Rockstar, Smart & Biggar.