Sandy Craik is a Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle with focused responsibilities on providing real estate advisory services across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Suburban Market.
Tenant Representation, Corporate Services and Office Leasing Strategies and Execution
Sandy's experience in commercial real estate began in 1988 as an industrial specialist with CBRE focused in the Oakville/Burlington markets. Over the next nineteen (19) years Sandy developed expertise as a specialist in industrial brokerage, corporate services, and office leasing. Sandy was recognized eleven (11) times as a top performer in the Toronto West Market and in 1999 as Top 10 in Canada.
In 2007 Sandy accepted the position of Senior Vice President of Real Estate Services at BLJC (Brookfield Lepage Johnson Controls), part of the world's 3rd largest facilities management company. In this role Sandy assumed the executive responsibilities for Transaction Management, Lease Administration, Lease Audit, and Property Tax for a portfolio that grew to more than 65 million sf. across Canada on behalf of corporate clients. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this position further developed Sandy's strategic thinking capabilities and cultivated his understanding of the holistic solutions that are needed by all organizations a skill he can now share with organizations of all sizes and complexities.
Sandy returned to the commercial real estate brokerage business where he has assisted companies in leasing renewals and relocations, consolidations most notably SYNNEX Canada, Procor Limited, Desjardins and Certus Automotive Mexico. Over the past two years, Sandy has been an active participant in the revitalization of Sheridan Park and the redevelopment some iconic suburban office buildings.
Most recently Sandy assisted in the creation of the SNC Nuclear Campus a reclamation of 2 1960's office properties that will become a state-of-the-art complex ideally suited to the new innovation economy. This transaction was recognized by NAIOP Rex Awards 2015 for the office lease of the year.
Sandy is the former Chairman and a founding member of the Mark Preece Family House, Hamilton, Ontario, a refuge for family members of critically ill patients in Hamilton area hospitals. Sandy was Chairman for 10 years during which time he was responsible for all aspects of this non-profit organization from strategic planning to fundraising to the reconstruction after an arsonist destroyed the not yet opened facility.