Jeffrey Berkowitz founded Aurora in 1989. As a retail broker and tenant representative, he has worked with shopping malls, strip centres, ‘big box’ developments, lifestyle centres and street sites, as well as office, retail and entertainment projects. Jeff has undertaken assignments on every continent. He specializes in development strategy, retail site selection and negotiation. Import contact info
Jennifer started her career in shopping centre marketing with The Mills Corporation. She joined the specialty leasing & partnership team and developed strong creativity and negotiation skills, while exceeding revenue targets. She brings expertise in property management as well as experience in operations and leasing. Jennifer believes that solid relationships are the backbone of successful business partnerships. Import contact info
For over a decade Jeri has represented an exclusive roster of prominent retailers, assisting them with real estate strategies, analyzing research and demographics, providing expert recommendations and negotiating complex legal documents. She previously worked for some of Canada’s foremost landlords and third-party service providers. Import contact info
David enjoys over 25 years of working in commercial property with exceptional knowledge of the retail landscape across Europe and solid experience managing the process from conception, location analysis, negotiation, lease structure to store delivery and opening. David also advises on factory outlet strategy and store acquisition for brands like Diesel, Bose, Hugo Boss, Asics and Radley & Orlebar Brown.
Suzanne Cayley began her career in the shopping centre industry with Olympia & York Developments at Queen's Quay Terminal where she was introduced to the wonderful world of specialty leasing. Suzanne joined Ivanhoe Cambridge in the mid-’90s where she created and developed the Specialty Leasing & Partnership department to become Canada's most respected and highest revenue-producing program. Import contact info
An experienced commercial and corporate attorney, Alisa has worked for multinationals such as Bombardier and SNC-Lavalin specializing in franchise, real estate, leasing and financing law as well as M&A representing both retailers and licensees of brands like Forever 21, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Ann Taylor and Loft.
Having been with Aurora for over a decade, Daphne is an invaluable asset and handles much of the company’s day-to-day operations. As National Director of Operations, she works closely with the President and COO in matters of corporate policies, marketing, and client affairs. Import contact info
Don has completed over 4.5 million square feet of leasing transactions over his 30+ years in sales, leasing, and real estate management. He has worked with community centres, big-box, street, office concourses, strip centres, land development and industrial. Don helps clients embrace omni-channel e-com solutions with state-of-the-art distribution warehouse deals. Import contact info
A graduate of McMaster University B.A. (Humanities), George Brown College (ECE) and the Kingston College (TA), Jane joined the Central Ontario office of Aurora in 2017 as an unlicensed executive assistant and office manager after a teaching career specializing in early learning and autistic spectrum studies. Import contact info
Since 2007, Joshua has worked closely with tenants and landlords in the retail space. He began as a tenant representative for major national retailers across Canada. Since then, Joshua has specialized in commercial retail leasing and handling acquisitions and dispositions for his clients in Quebec and the US. Import contact info
Director | Strategic Partnerships email@example.com m +1 (905) 510-0668 With over 15 years of sales, marketing and communications experience, Ashley has a reputation for driving sales, developing successsful marketing campaigns and forging strategic partnerships in multiple industries and creating additional revenue streams for our clients in the finance, tourism, luxury, sports and automotive industries. Import contact info
With seven years of experience in commercial real estate, Hilary has developed a passion for working with industry-leading brands and emerging retailers. Hilary advises clients on site selection, expansion planning, strategic market analysis, and deal negotiation in Toronto & throughout Canada. Hilary specializes in landlord and tenant representation for high streets, shopping malls, and office buildings. Prior to joining Aurora, she worked for an international brokerage firm negotiating retail and office leases across Ontario for local, national, and international clients.
Claudine is known for creating value by developing and implementing specialty leasing programs for landlords with properties like community shopping centres, regional malls, and office buildings. She also helps seasoned retailers and startup brands increase their exposure and connect with consumers while bringing some first-to-market and exclusive concepts in Québec’s market. Import contact info
Ashley specializes in securing urban street-front locations as well as power centre, strip centres and enclosed mall stores throughout the GTA for a diverse range of prominent national and international brands. Ashley volunteers her time to organize industry events for the Toronto chapter of ICSC Next Generation. Import contact info
Joanna joined the Montreal office of Aurora in 2013. Some of her principle roles within the company consist of creating marketing tools and presentation packages for clients, generating Canada-wide demographics, as well as offering general support to brokers and clients alike. Import contact info
Marc specializes in retail and leisure across all major channels with a focus on tenant representation. He advises top retailers on cross-border expansion in the UK and Europe, and works with the likes of VF Corp, American Vintage, Isabel Marant, Chanel Group, Miss Sixty and Devialet. His strong relationships with landlords and estates ensure top-tier market intelligence and strategic guidance.
Starting with Cadillac Fairview, Manon has held executive positions with solid expertise in real estate management in office, shopping centre and urban mixed-use projects. She handles mandates globally for real estate developers and retailers and specializes in owners’ and tenants’ representation for high streets and shopping malls. Import contact info
Evelyn has top retail executive experience with the world’s leading brands across fashion, food and retail. Her entrepreneurial vision, business savvy and creative sensibility result in strong positioning and growth for brands and retailers on both the top and bottom lines. At Aurora, Evelyn identifies and supports our international business opportunities. Import contact info
Roy is a commercial leasing specialist with over 40 years experience. At Richard & Roy Salomon Inc. he acted as consultant to Place Ville Marie, Place Versailles, Brentwood Shopping Centre, Halifax Shopping Centre and Parly II in Versailles, France, among other impressive clients. Import contact info
Since completing an MBA at the Schulich School of Business Shane has specialized in retail real estate. He has been on the landlord side where he was responsible for the leasing of over 1.5 million sf of retail space. Shane has since specialized in tenant representation focusing on lifestyle centres, streetfront locations, strip centres and power centres. He acts as an out-sourced real estate resource for retailersandrestaurants, helping them to expand into various Canadian and US markets.
Karen joined us in 2011 with a wealth of experience on both the retail and landlord side. As Real Estate Manager of Starbucks Coffee Canada for eight years, Karen was responsible for its initial penetration into the Eastern Canadian market. Rounding out her experience on the landlord side, she assisted with valuations and property management of office buildings, retail plazas and shopping malls across Canada. She is a member of OREA and ICSC. Import contact info
Valentino worked in the commercial real estate industry for over 20 years before joining Aurora. He has been involved in acquisition, disposition, development and leasing for such companies as Canderel and Les Cours Mont-Royal Shopping Centre. Valentino is knowledgeable in all facets of commercial real estate transaction, from site selection to lease negotiation and execution. Import contact info
Jean-François is a graduate of University Laval (Law degree) and has over 8 years of experience in the field of sales. He joined Aurora in 2015 as a Commercial Real Estate Broker to specialize in the retail trade sector. Since his arrival, he has worked closely within our Real Estate Services Team and has been actively involved with landlords & tenants to fulfill their leasing needs. Import contact info
Beverly joined the Toronto office of Aurora in 2012 as Office Manager and continues to play a central role in coordinating all aspects of office operations. From site research and analysis to development of more insightful and enhanced Site and Tour packages, Beverly is the go-to person for both Account Managers and our clients. Import contact info
Perri has an unwavering passion for retail and specializes in the Metro Vancouver market, working with some of the nation's leading landlords and tenants. Thanks to her persistence in getting the deal done, she's able to claim involvement in a vast variety of transactions in the office, industrial and retail fields. Import contact info