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Jim Szabo

Jim Szabo

Vice Chairman

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Capital Markets

Jim Szabo Vice Chairman
Capital Markets
Vancouver Commercial Real Estate 1021 West Hastings Street
Suite 250​0
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 0C3

Professional Experience

 

Jim Szabo is the Vice Chairman of Capital Markets for CBRE. Jim and his partner, Tony Quattrin, manage the Vancouver National Investment Team, a powerhouse group of 12 highly qualified and high-performing real estate professionals. Mr. Szabo has over 35 years of experience in the investment real estate business, focusing on major investment grade properties and major development sites across Western Canada. Mr. Szabo is renowned for achieving market-leading pricing and setting record milestones that are continuously recognized by the commercial real estate industry in Vancouver and across Canada. 

A Founding member of CB Commercial Canada, Mr. Szabo was one of the original shareholders in the company and is also a past Board Member of CBRE Limited.

 

Achievements

 

  • Average transaction values in excess of $1.5 billion annually.
  • Over $3.0 billion in transaction value completed in 2016 alone.
  • Over $7.8 billion in transaction value completed in the last 5 years.
  • Secured a major Canadian Pension Fund and raised approximately $81 million of equity for PCI Group’s $360 million Marine Gateway project in Vancouver.
  • Arranged financing of $850 million for Millennium’s Olympic Village development.
  • Completed 14 joint venture partnership transactions, raising equity on a selection of Greater Vancouver’s landmark commercial and residential projects.
  • CBRE Vancouver’s most consistent top producer for the past 25 years.
  • Winner of the 2015 NAIOP Investment Transaction of the Year.
  • The Mahoney White (#1 in Canada) Award
  • CBRE - Hutcheson Award - National Team Award – Capital Markets - 2017
  • CBRE - Hutcheson Award - National Team Award – Capital Markets - 2013
  • CBRE - Hutcheson Award - National Team Award – Capital Markets - 2002
  • Colbert Coldwell Circle - 2017

 

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

 

  • Member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
  • Member of the Urban Land Institute
  • Member of the Retail Institute of British Columbia

 

Education

 

  • Mr. Szabo holds a Degree in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Real Estate Institute of BC
  • Mr. Szabo is often asked to speak at industry-lead functions on the Vancouver investment market, particularly on the topic of the influence of foreign investment in the Canadian market, including the International Council of Shopping Centers, Canadian Property Forum, Urban Development Institute, and NAIOP. 

 

Clients

 

  • Anthem Properties Ltd.
  • Bentall Group
  • Blackstone Realty Advisors
  • Cadillac Fairview
  • CBC Pension Fund
  • Commerce Real, Germany
  • CPP Investment Board
  • CREIT
  • Deka Bank, Germany
  • Edgecombe Properties Ltd.
  • GE Capital Canada
  • GWL Realty Advisors
  • Grosvenor International
  • Investors Group
  • Morguard Investments
  • Ontario Hospitals Pension Fund
  • Oxford Properties
  • PCI Group
  • Riocan REIT
  • Shell Canada Pension Fund
  • Staburn Properties Ltd.
  • Sun Life
  • Wesbild Holdings Ltd.

 

Significant Assignments

 

  • Bentall Centre, $1,000,000,000+
  • Olympic Village (Debt), Vancouver, $850,000,000
  • Cambridge Portfolio, Canada, $600,000,000
  • Bravern, Washington$410,000,000
  • CPPIB Retail Portfolio, Prince George/Victoria, $380,000,000
  • Anthem Retail Portfolio, $326,000,000
  • Bentall 5, Downtown Vancouver, $297,000,000
  • Advanta, Bellevue, Washington, $240,000,000
  • Northgate Centre / Silhouette Residences, $220,000,000
  • Crestwood Corporate Centre, Richmond, $209,000,000
  • Crossroads, Cambie and West Broadway, Vancouver (50%), $200,000,000
  • 1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver (25%), $200,000,000
  • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, $180,000,000
  • WIP Apartment Portfolio, $170,000,000
  • Canada Post, Downtown Vancouver, $166,000,000
  • Surrey City Centre + Equity Raise, $160,000,000
  • Paramount on Burrard, $158,000,000
  • RioCan Retail Portfolio, $148,250,000
  • Thunderbird Centre, Langley, $148,000,000
  • CLIP Industrial Portfolio, $144,000,000
  • Boardwalk Apartment Portfolio, $140,000,000
  • 401 West Georgia/800 Burrard, Vancouver (50% Interest), $125,000,000
  • Vancouver Centre, Downtown Vancouver, $104,000,000
  • Fairmont Hotel YVR, $90,000,000
  • Graham Industrial Portfolio, $98,700,000
  • Ritchie Bros. Portfolio, Vancouver, $86,000,000
  • Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, Surrey, $82,700,000
  • 3383 Gilmore Way, Burnaby $80,000,000
  • 1380 Burrard Street, Vancouver, $80,800,000
  • Penninsula Village Shopping Centre, $78,250,000
  • Pacific Point, Downtown Vancouver, $78,000,000
  • 320 Granville Street, Vancouver, $75,000,000
  • Discovery Parks, $75,000,000
  • The Junction Shopping Centre, $70,000,000
  • Production Court, Burnaby, $64,000,000
  • Crowfoot Corner & Crowfoot Village, Calgary, $63,250,000
  • Waterfront Vision, $63,000,000
  • The Hudson, 610 Granville Street, Vancouver, $60,000,000
  • Haney Place Mall, $58,000,000
  • Calloway Portfolio, Western Canada, $56,000,000
  • Edgecombe, Western Canada Portfolio, $55,500,000
  • MEC Head Office, $54,600,000
  • 1377 Townline Road, Abbotsford, $54,000,000
  • Cascade Aerospace, Abbotsford, $54,000,000
  • Art Institute Building, $52,000,000
  • 1077 Great Northern Way, $51,000,000
  • Norgal Residential Portfolio, Downtown Vancouver & North Vancouver, $50,550,000
  • Poco Place, Port Coquitlam, $48,000,000
  • 1045 Howe Street, Vancouver, $47,500,000
  • 1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, $47,000,000
  • Northgate Village, Burnaby, $46,500,000
  • 845 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, $46,700,000
  • 815 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, $45,300,000
  • Shops at the Village, $45,100,000
  • Kodak Portfolio, $45,000,000
  • Tamarack Centre, $41,500,000
  • Knightsbridge Business Park, $40,500,000
  • 720 West 2nd Street, North Vancouver, $40,012,742
  • Crowfoot Village, $39,500,000
  • 1040 Hamilton / 1286 Homer Street, Vancouver, $38,200,000
  • 1090 Homer Street, Vancouver, $38,160,000
  • 1300 Block Lonsdale Avenue & 13th Street, North Vancouver, $37,500,000
  • Grouse Inn and Imperial Oil, North Vancouver, $34,500,000
  • Key West Business Centre, $34,500,000
  • Whistler Hilton Retail, $33,800,000
Jim Szabo Vice Chairman
Capital Markets
Vancouver Commercial Real Estate 1021 West Hastings Street
Suite 250​0
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 0C3

Available Properties