DTZ Beefs Up Retail Team
Sean Ogilvie, DTZ’s new VP retail, says he’s looking forward to being part of the senior broker group, who help the company's managing partners shape growth, via the platforms they offer clients. That’s a new role for the 17-year industry vet, who moved over from Colliers, where he developed particular expertise in tenant representation and investment properties. “This is a smaller group that is growing and I want to be part of that growth,” he says.
In the image is a retail sale he was just involved in—32915 S Fraser Way in Abbotsford. Before his career in real estate, he tells us he developed a passion for commercial real estate working in management for a national electronics retailer, and it was where he gained insight into what retailers look for when choosing where they want to be. In particular, lately, he’s been responsible for helping landlords assess current tenant mixes. “Tenant turnover is expensive,” he says. (For everyone except companies who make boxes.) Colliers VP Doug Le Patourel is his biggest mentor. “I always appreciated his dedication, his ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality,” he says.