K. P. Gillen & Co. Realty Ltd.
Message From The President:
In 1979 I formed K. P. Gillen & Co. Realty Limited. Up until 1986 I specialized in high- end mid-town residential resale. In late 1986 I became very interested in the sales, marketing and leasing of small to medium sized commercial office buildings. In addition, I became involved in retail leasing and the sale of residential “midrise” development sites. I soon learned that the same type of customer service, follow-up and personal interest that had made me a top residential producer was rarely employed by the Commercial/Industrial real estate sales sector. I found that commercial clients really do appreciate this type of relationship – I had found a niche.
My commercial clientele has included:
*Chartered banks: Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank, CIBC, National Bank of Canada, Laurentian Bank
*Trust companies: Royal Trust, Gentra, Dominion Trust, Security Trust
*Oil companies: Devon Estates – Imperial Oil, Texaco Canada-Petro Canada, Sunoco
*Automotive dealerships: Downtown Fine Cars, Midtown Saturn Saab Isuzu and General Motors of Canada
*Manufacturing/warehouse: Domtar, Obusforme Inc., Outsourcing International, Moore Pearsal Canada
*Jewelry manufactures: Bermark Jewelry Manufacturing, Rembrandt Manufacturing, Nuco Jewelry Products
*Travel companies: Horizon Holidays, Sunquest Holidays, Rogers Travel,
*Advertising and multi media companies: CTV, Cossette Communications, Einstein Brothers Inc., Lenz Entertainment
…and numerous small professional and service businesses seeking commercial office space.
In the early to mid 90s’ I worked extensively with the special loans and legal departments of the aforementioned financial institutions and on behalf of the trustees or receivers (such as Peat Marwick Thorne) of failed financial institutions. Subsequently, I worked for the eventual buyers of these large commercial real estate portfolios. i.e) Amresco Canada, Brazos Advisors, C.M.L.Q. and C.R.E.O. Investors L.P. Client service is a key component of how I do business.
In addition to the sales and marketing of these properties, our firm offers “after sale” follow-up services including both retail and office leasing (as may be required by those clients who intend to occupy only a potion of their properties). I look forward to helping you direct the future of your business.
Kevin Kevin P. Gillen FRI