Jim Higgs - Cushman & Wakefield

Jim Higgs

Senior Vice President, Office Leasing

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    3100 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 1100
    Markham, ON L3R 8T3
    Canada

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    +1 416 359-2414

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Jim Higgs is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years of experience in commercial real estate. In his 22 years in the brokerage business, he has assisted major corporations and institutions in developing and implementing innovative real estate strategies, as well as managing portfolios across Canada. Among other areas of expertise, Jim has played leading roles in design-build development and lease negotiation, major corporate relocations, and acted as a central point of contact for national accounts.

A frequent recipient of NAIOP Rex awards, Jim’s achievements and record for outstanding service are well recognized within the commercial real estate industry.

Prior to entering the brokerage business, Jim spent four years as head of Xerox real estate operations, during which time he oversaw the development of 200 acres of land (now Winston Churchill Business Park, Oakville) and the design-build of Xerox’s head office, which, among other responsibilities, involved coordinating the move of 700 employees.

Jim has represented Sun Life in its national real estate activities and strategies for the past 8 years, as well as such clients as the Toronto Transit Commission, Maple Leaf Foods and St. Michael’s Hospital.