Scott Conly quickly made a name for himself after joining Colliers in 2009. He spent several years toiling at the brokerage level – being named the company’s Office Leasing Rookie of the Year for Toronto in ’13 – and is now an associate vice president and one of Colliers’ office leasing experts.
Just as supply is an issue for residential agents, Conly says commercial agents in the GTA are facing a definite supply shortage, too.
“I work a lot in the downtown east and the downtown west markets of Toronto, and those areas are having the same issues in terms of supply. There’s very little space available, so it’s challenging to complete deals, especially when you have clients looking for larger space – or smaller space.”
Conly says one of the only ways around this lack of product is for agents to build relationships with landlords and tenants with inside information about what spaces might be coming available.
Conly is highly complimentary of Colliers’ training program, Colliers University, as well as its heavy investment into CRM and the company’s strong, approachable management team.