Derek Woodburn

Derek Woodburn

Senior Vice President, Office Leasing

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    161 Bay Street
    Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5J 2S1

  • Phone

    +1 416 359-2350

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Derek Woodburn is a Senior Vice President of Cushman & Wakefield’s Toronto’s Office Leasing division and has been with the firm since 2002.  

He is experienced in solving the corporate real estate challenges of his clients and leads multi-market client accounts across Canada and the US.  He is known for his thorough market research, attention to detail and superior negotiating skills.  The results he delivers, and steadfast dedication to his clients' best interests, have earned him a roster of long-time occupier clients.

Derek’s primary focus is representing office tenants in downtown Toronto.  Derek and his team provide fully-integrated real estate solutions that include: in-depth client needs analysis, existing lease audit, market research, site selection, financial analysis, lease negotiations, project management and move coordination services. 

Awards & Associations

  • Board of Directors for LOFT Community Services, a Toronto charity providing permanent housing and community support services to over 4,000 individuals, at over 70 sites across Toronto and York Region, who are experiencing complex mental health and addiction challenges
  • Two-time National Top Ten performer for Canada, the youngest in the firm’s history ever to do so
  • Member of C&W’s exclusive Tenant Advisory Group
  • Member of TREB, OREA and CREA
  • HBA in Urban Development from the University of Western Ontario


  • Hoffmann-La Roche - 245,000 sf Canadian HQ Lease and 200,000 sf Building Sale
  • Amec Foster Wheeler - 117,000 sf Office Lease Renewal
  • Deloitte - 88,000 sf Office Sublease
  • Dentsu Aegis Network (National Account Leader) - 81,000 sf Office Consolidation
  • Amec Foster Wheeler - 78,000 sf Lease Termination
  • Legal Aid Ontario - 74,000 sf Office Relocation
  • St. Michael’s Hospital - 67,000 sf Office Expansion
  • Law Society of Upper Canada - 58,000 sf Office Lease Restructuring
  • CH2M Hill (National Account Leader) - 50,000 sf Office Renewal
  • Toronto Central CCAC - 49,000 sf Office Relocation
  • Ontario Association of CCAC’s - 37,000 sf Office Sublease
  • Mackie Research Capital - 33,000 sf Office Lease Renewal
  • Cleveland Clinic Canada - 26,000 sf Office Lease Renewal
  • BTZ Law - 22,000 sf Office Sublease

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