Derek Snyder

Vice Chairman, Office • Canada

Lic #3326116

Derek Snyder Toronto Senior Vice President
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Derek Snyder

Vice Chairman, Office • Canada

Lic #3326116

Derek Snyder, Vice Chair has been part of the Cushman & Wakefield Toronto Office Leasing division for 26 years. As one of Cushman & Wakefield Canada’s most successful office leasing brokers, Derek has built a trusted reputation of translating business strategies into real estate solutions that mitigate costs and risks while improving overall corporate performance.

Derek and his team have represented some of North America’s most prestigious clients, including: Microsoft, BMO, EY, Lowe’s, Wells Fargo, Bank of Montreal, Laurentian Bank, Willis Insurance and several of Canada’s most distinguished legal firms. In addition, the team most recently completed the second largest leasing transaction in Canadian history with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for up to 1.75 million square feet at CIBC Square, downtown Toronto’s landmark development located at 81 and 141 Bay Street.

Recent Deals Done

  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTTPB) – 160 Front Street West
  • Microsoft – 81 Bay Street
  • 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 square feet (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
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTTPB) – 256,000 sf – Head office relocation, 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
  • Microsoft – 130,000 sf – Head office relocation in Toronto, New Build
  • Spin Master Ltd. – 106,000 sf – Head office relocation in Toronto
  • Accenture – 100,000 sf – Vancouver & Toronto, Renewal / Expansion
  • Omnicom – 100,000 sf – Renewal
  • Publicis – 90,000 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

  • Cushman & Wakefield, National Top 10 Producer, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Cushman & Wakefield, President’s Round Table, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Cushman & Wakefield, Award of Excellence & Service Excellent Achievement Award for the Americas
  • NAIOP Office Development of the Year Award, 2005, 2009 & 2014

Honours Degree in Economics, University of Western Ontario

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