Ilia Pavlovsky*, B.Comm Senior Sales Associate, Industrial ＆ Logistics
Advisory & Transaction *Sales Representative
Toronto North Commercial Real Estate 2005 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M2J 5B4
Toronto, Ontario M2J 5B4
Now that the final details of the sale of my office centre have concluded, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank for your outstanding service. Your effort throughout this project has been impressive as has your commitment to seeing it through to its end. Through our three years of working together I have appreciated your professionalism and your consistently pleasant demeanor. I know you have bigger clients than me and that mine wasn't an easy property to sell. Without your patience and determination to find the right buyer, I would not have gotten my asking price. Both you and Pat stuck by me when others may not have and I truly respect you both for that. I'm sure great things lay ahead for you and l wish you the very best of luck in your future endeavors. If I'm ever asked to recommend a commercial real estate expert who is smart, ethical and provides great customer service, I will gladly recommend you.
Donna-Lee Langton, President, Langton Communications Inc.
I am a partner in the Real Estate Group at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. I am writing to let you know that I have had the pleasure of working very closely with Ilia over the last 12 months and it is without reservation that I would recommend Ilia as a listing agent for any commercial/industrial property in the Greater Toronto Area. Simply put, Ilia is a star performer. He is hard working, dependable and very professional. Ilia has been instrumental in helping to turn around a multi-tenant industrial property which is owned as a family investment. With the steady stream of deals he has secured for us, we have been able to quickly fill in a number of vacancies with good quality tenants. We have also been able to replace existing undesirable tenants with much better performers. Ilia is also very persistent. On more than one occasion, I have personally witnessed Ilia "close a deal" when I would have otherwise expected the prospective tenant to move on to another property. Given that I have daily dealings with agents and brokers from every major brokerage, I feel more than qualified in giving Ilia the endorsement set out in this letter. I would be delighted to speak to anyone directly should they wish to hear about llia's great attributes.
Mr. Joseph Grignano, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP
My name is Denis Mazzocca. I am the owner of DrilRoc Ltd. and I have had the pleasure of working with Ilia Pavlovsky on our most recent lease deal at 4265 Weston Road. I would like to take this moment to offer a commendation about Ilia. Prior to bringing Ilia on as my listing agent, our property at 4265 Weston Road in North York was sitting untenanted for over a year and a half. The opportunity cost of the vacancy was beginning to affect our bottom line and we are very happy to say that llia's presence came just in time. He took the time to understand our current situation and our goals so that we could be on the same page which resulted in a smoother transaction. It was evident from the start that Ilia put all his efforts in finding creative ways to market the property. He also took the time to update me frequently on the progress, which I greatly appreciated. Ilia was very professional and was able to access an untapped tenant market within his broad network of contacts. His great persuasion skills, vast market knowledge, and attention to the small details not only impressed me as the landlord, but also the potential tenant who felt he got a great deal too. His dedication and persistence are what drove the quick closing. As soon as Ilia got the listing, he was able to find me a reliable tenant in a very short period of time. I am very pleased with the timely outcome, and look forward to working with Ilia again in the future. I would also be more than happy to recommend him to any prospective clients.
Mr. Denis Mazzocca, President, DrilRoc Ltd.
I want to take the time to sincerely thank you for everything you did to ensure that Panera Bread found the proper space in the Toronto market for our Fresh Dough Facility. We could not have landed in a better facility without your help! With this being our 1st venture into Canada, we relied on your expertise in the market, your understanding of the business climate and your ability to provide all avenues of expertise in leasing, site selection, negotiations, construction and permitting! We were unaware of the robust economy in Toronto and how fast sites were being leased up. Your determination of continually updating us on the market and your positive can do attitude helped us even when we had small setbacks! Your professionalism in how you handled our final site, a freestanding location, which was previously outside our comfort zone, helped us close the deal. The ability to bring your company’s construction team on board as advisors in construction and permitting issues was enormously valuable! Without this team approach, we may have passed on this site that has now turned out to be a remarkable facility for Panera Bread for both today and into the future! Ilia, I cannot thank you enough for all of your efforts and wish you the best in the future. I am proud to know a true professional that I now can call my friend in Canada!
Mr. Michael Turnquist, Director - Real Estate, Panera Bread
This email serves to confirm our complete satisfaction in the very professional manner that Ilia Pavlovsky, a representative of CBRE, handled our factory lease for our 2nd plant in Toronto. Ilia was instrumental in making us aware of the property, taking great care to show us the options available & helping us to negotiate a satisfactory lease which was very satisfactory to both parties. He was available at all times when the renewal was negotiated and again represented our requirements very professionally. Ilia introduced us to his USA colleagues in California which resulted in us purchasing an existing factory for our US growth plans. We have no hesitation in using his services again and recommending him to other tenants or property buyers.
Mr. Martin Bloomberg, President, Nutriag Group
When my business grew beyond the capabilities that my warehouse could sufficiently provide for, I contacted Ilia Pavlovsky. He was professional, friendly, efficient, and he showed immediate determination in locating the perfect building for my business. I had very specific requirements regarding the location, size and cost and I expected it would take quite a few months to find the right building. Ilia paid great attention to the important details which resulted in finding the ideal location in a very short period of time, and with minimal further effort on my behalf. Ilia has the ability to relieve the stress that comes with re-locating a business which allowed me to focus on the physical move and the preparation involved in doing so. After having worked with Ilia, I have observed that he is passionate about what he does and possesses the knowledge and devotion to provide excellent results. I would recommend Ilia for real estate services without hesitation to anyone and would indeed use his services again in the future.
Mr. Robert Todd, Owner, SDI Supplies Ltd.
My name is John Veloso. I am the owner of a company called K-Tuned. We manufacture aftermarket car parts for the racing industry. In May 2014, I made the decision to move my business to a different location as it was growing rapidly and I required a lot more room, and I needed it fast. As well, I was seeking a much more aesthetically appealing unit and location. I knew this was going to be challenging as the nature of my business requires special zoning locations and/or convincing a landlord to allow the use of their unit for automotive purposes. I also wanted something a little more specific in terms of office layout and warehouse space. That is when I met Ilia Pavlovsky. I happened to call him inquiring about a unit that his contact information was advertised on. That particular unit didn't work out but he worked diligently and passionately to find me one that did. Ilia was fantastic. His work ethic and professionalism is second to none. He works extremely hard and is very persistent in finding you a location that works for you. Most importantly, he is very patient which I believe is essential in providing good client service. Ilia found us exactly what we were looking for; 3 adjacent and connecting units with a customized layout and right around the corner from our current location. He contacted the building management immediately to negotiate terms and pricing that worked for everyone. All of this was done in a timely fashion and we were able to move in within the time frame required. We had a great experience working with Ilia and would be happy to refer his services to any of our friends, family or other prospective clients.
Mr. John Veloso, Owner and President, K-Tuned
The Team at Orkin Canada acquired Hi-Rise Services in mid-2013 and assumed the responsibility for the Lease at 219 Connie Crescent. In late 2014 the decision was made to consolidate the Hi-Rise Operation into another Orkin Canada location and I was given the responsibility of finding a way to minimize the remaining Lease obligations. After several discussions with the Landlord, subleasing the property was identified as the only option. The Landlord's representative recommended Mr. Pavlovsky and his Team. After speaking with Mr. Pavlovsky I understood why he was recommended and asked him to take on the assignment of finding a Tenant and explained that our goal was to have a Subtenant in place by 01/01/15. Mr. Pavlovsky accepted the assignment in late October, 2014 and in mid-December 2014, as a result of Mr. Pavlovsky efforts, a Sublease Agreement commencing 01/01/15 was completed. Mr. Pavlovsky & his Team completed a difficult assignment in a short period of time and we are pleased with his efforts and the result. We will definitely call on Mr. Pavlovsky & his Team in the future.
Mr. Michael A. Swink, Jr. CCIM, CPM, Diector, Real Estate, Rollins Inc.
I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to your company and especially Ilia Pavlovsky. It has been a hectic schedule for us to find a warehouse in Toronto with the time we had. With all the changes in the schedule to meet with him and make some visits, it wasn't easy. We keep changing location and sizes all the time. But finally we found and it's mostly on his parts we did.
Mr. Pierre Pepin, General Manager, Sinobec Trading Inc.