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What You Don’t Know About Michael Caplice


A day after being named Cushman & Wakefield's new GTA market leader, Michael Caplice tells us he'll bring a unified approach across the firm's GTA operations. Pictured with C&W's new GTA operations director Cheryl Manore, Michael says the company restructuring is aimed at increasing collaboration among its Mississauga, Markham and downtown office teams, and providing greater consistency in recruitment, training and business development.


Who: Michael Caplice.

Photo: Getting set to surf the break in Tofino, B.C., with wife Teresa, and kids Sam (12), Dennis (14), Sophie (10) and Layla (8).

Education: B.A. from St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia)

First real estate job: Junior office leasing professional at Royal LePage Commercial in 1995. (Left to join Manulife Real Estate in 2002. Came to Cushman in 2012 as senior managing director for Toronto office leasing.)

First-ever job: Paper boy for the Toronto Star. I was 9. My cart was an old orange crate on top of a baby carriage with go-kart wheels. My dad made it.

What he learned: I had my first physics lesson. I discovered it was easier to pull something through the snow than push it. 

Hobbies or interests: I’ve got four kids, so family is important. And I like to cook, if it involves meat / animal-based protein. 

Favourite vacation spots: My wife and I've spent a lot of time in the Caribbean; we’ve visited many of the islands. And we recently took the kids out to B.C. for an adventure holiday (as seen above.)