Lee Billinkoff - Cushman & Wakefield
Lee Billinkoff

Lee Billinkoff

Vice Chairman, Office Leasing

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  • Location

    161 Bay Street
    Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5J 2S1
    Canada

  • Phone

    +1 416 359-2633

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Profile

Lee Billinkoff, Executive Vice President has been part of the Cushman & Wakefield Toronto Office Leasing division for 17 years. Lee provides innovative real estate solutions through his strong strategic and creative expertise and offers a range of services to clients with both local and global requirements. Specializing in complex real estate assignments, Lee is able to help his clients meet all their real estate needs, large or small.

Lee is part of a specialized brokerage team that services multi-national clients across Canada and the United States.  As the primary contact for both Wells Fargo and Publicis, Lee has the responsibility to astutely manage their entire real estate portfolios across Canada. In addition, Lee in partnership with Derek Snyder, Executive Vice President and Eric Shaw, Senior Vice President, are the number one leasing team in the country. Together they have represented some of North America’s most prestigious clients, including: Lowe’s, Wells Fargo, Dentsu Aegis Network, Bank of Montreal, Laurentian Bank, Willis Insurance and several of Canada’s most distinguished legal firms.

Lee most recently completed the second largest leasing transaction in Canadian history with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for up to 1.75 MSF for 81 & 141 Bay Street – Bay Park Centre.

Awards & Associations

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • SIOR Office Broker of the Year, 2016
  • Award of Excellence & Service Excellent Achievement Award for the Americas
  • NAIOP Office Development of the Year Award, 2005, 2009 & 2014
  • President’s Round Table, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 
  • National Top 10 Producer, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016

EDUCATION

  • Honours Degree in Business Administration, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Assignments

RECENT DEALS DONE

  • CIBC – 81 & 141 Bay Street
  • Hyundai Capital – 123 Front Street West
  • Wells Fargo – 22 Adelaide Street West & 1290 Central Parkway
  • Lowe’s – 5150 Spectrum Way
  • Dentsu Aegis Network – 1 University Avenue
  • Spin Master Ltd. – 225 King Street West
  • Bank of Montreal – 250 Yonge Street
  • Salesforce – 10 Bay Street
  • Omnicom – 33 Bloor Street East

MAJOR TENANT TRANSACTIONS

  • Bank of Montreal – 700,000 SF – Renewal of head office in Toronto
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers – 450,000 SF – Consolidated Toronto headquarters, New Build
  • Aviva Insurance – 300,000 SF – Single point of contact across Canada, New Build
  • EY – 250,000 SF – Consolidated headquarters, New Build
  • Laurentian Bank – 200,000 SF – Head office relocation in Toronto
  • The Globe and Mail – 130,000 SF – Head office relocation in Toronto, New Build
  • Spin Master Ltd. – 120,000 SF – Head office relocation in Toronto
  • Accenture – 100,000 SF – Vancouver & Toronto, Renewal / Expansion
  • Omnicom – 102,000 SF – Renewal
  • Publicis – 94,000 SF – Lease restructure in Toronto
  • Dentsu Aegis Network – 80,000 SF – Consolidation and relocation in Toronto
  • Wells Fargo – 75,000 SF – Single point of contact across Canada
  • Lowe’s – 67,000 SF – Relocation in Mississauga
  • Thomson Reuters – 60,000 SF – Head office relocation in Toronto
  • BBDO Canada Inc. – 55,000 SF – Renewal
  • Allianz Global Risks - 35,000 SF - Lease restructure