Graham Smith, Vice President in Cushman & Wakefield’s Urban Retail Services division, specializes in the leasing and investment sales of high profile urban retail properties in downtown Toronto.
Graham has spent over a decade expertly advising Canada’s top retailers, developers and institutional landlords, and is considered one of Toronto’s leading authorities on agency leasing and condominium retail. In addition, Graham partners with Brandon Gorman, Vice President, Urban Retail Services, where their expertise in development consultation, retail leasing, urban intensification and retailer relationships creates a dominant platform for value creation in the urban retail asset class. Graham has completed transactions on behalf of Allied Properties REIT, Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bentall Kennedy, Big Rock Brewery, Bulk Barn, CentreCourt Developments, CREIT, Cresford Developments, Dream Office REIT, Freed Developments, Greybrook Realty Partners, H&R Block, Hullmark Developments, KingSett Capital, Lamb Development Corp, Lifetime Developments, LCBO, Nissan Canada Inc., The Pearl Group, Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd, Slate Properties, Starbucks Coffee Company, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Tim Hortons, Pinnacle International, Westbank and various Toronto-based retailers.
Graham has executed on the sale of numerous flagship urban retail properties throughout Toronto and his team works closely with Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets and Office Leasing divisions collaborating on value add strategies in the sale of urban retail assets. Graham has executed on the acquisition / disposition of over $250M of retail properties in Toronto, highlighted by the sale of 301 College Street ($28M), Yonge Street Urban Retail Portfolio ($75M), 212 King Street West ($22M), 224 King Street West ($6M) and 111 Bathurst Street ($14M).
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Graham helped establish the Urban Retail division at Ashlar Urban Realty and was consistently a Top 5 broker in the firm. Graham is a graduate from the University of Concordia and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Toronto Real Estate Board, NAIOP, OREA and RECO.