Mr. Bates leads the GTA West industrial team in all facets of strategic growth and business execution as Practice Lead. Bill is dedicated to servicing the transportation and logistics industries and brings extensive knowledge of these markets to JLL. Having previously worked in the transportation industry, Bill understands the unique requirements that his clients have, along with the demanding nature of their businesses. Bill also focuses on land sales and leasing with a specific focus on properties with low site coverage that are suitable for outdoor storage.
Industrial sales and leasing of transportation and logistics properties: class A distribution centres, crossdock truck terminals, courier depots, heavy equipment dealerships/repair facilities and land zoned for outdoor storage.
Bill has worked in the commercial real estate industry since 2009, starting at a boutique brokerage in the Greater Toronto Area. Bill joined the JLL team with a desire to align his focus and passion for industrial real estate with a global brokerage platform that has a collaborative culture. Prior to joining the commercial real estate industry Bill held positions as a Land Analyst at Exxon Mobil in Calgary, Alberta and as a Financial Analyst at SunLife Financial in Toronto, Ontario.
Education and Affiliations
Mr. Bates holds an honours double major degree from Western University in Management and Organizational Studies and Sociology. Bill also attended the Stockholm School of Business, Sweden after being selected by Western University to study abroad. Bill is a member of the Real Estate Council of Ontario, the Ontario Real Estate Association, the Toronto Real Estate Board and is a licensed real estate Broker in Ontario, Canada.
The Crupi Group
Ultra Depot Inc.
Pallet Management Group Inc.
ATS Containers Inc.
DSV Solutions Inc.
Ventex Alumavent Inc.
Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.
Enbridge Inc. / Michel’s Canada
Highlight Motor Freight Inc.
Kinetics Noise Control Inc.
New Wave Group
Roberts Company Canada Ltd. / Bramsen Property Limited