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​Current Responsibilities
Ray Ahrens is Executive Vice President with the Office Leasing team in Vancouver, BC office, where he is responsible for delivering exceptional results and creating value for clients. His financial background enables him to analyze and evaluate complex transactions and to provide decision-support models and templates, while his experience helps find solutions to roadblocks in negotiations. His focus is advising on challenging, high value transactions.
 
Experience

Ray's experience includes financial reporting, agency leasing, corporate solutions, tenant representation and complex real estate projects, extensive transaction experience with land, industrial, office and retail properties and managing office and industrial portfolios.

Prior to joining JLL, Ray was with Colliers International, initially as CFO when he helped build its global network before becoming an agency leasing broker. Thereafter, as General Manager, he helped in the development of its corporate solutions platform before offering this experience as an occupier representative. He has many excellent references attesting to the satisfaction of his clients.

Ray's experience includes career transactions in excess of half a billion dollars and he has been the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding transaction and production achievements.

Notable transactions / projects:
• Vancouver Olympic Committee (Office and industrial tenant representation)
• HSBC (Strategic planning and execution - Vancouver and Toronto )
• Intrawest (Portfolio disposition)
• Miller Thomson LLP (Tenant representation)
• Blake’s LLP (Tenant representation)
• AXA Pacific Insurance (Tenant representation)
• Mark Anthony Group (Tenant representation, land procurement)
• WorleyParsons (Tenant representation)
• Univar Canada (Portfolio management and tenant representation)
• 401 West Georgia Street (Sale)
• 1188 West Georgia Street (Sale)
• 887 Great Northern Way (Sale)
• 885 West Georgia Street (HSBC Building - agency listing
• 925 West Georgia Street (Cathedral Place - agency listing
• 999 Canada Way (World Trade Centre Office Complex - agency listing

 
Education and Affiliations
Mr. Ahrens has a Bachelor of Economics degree and is designated as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA CA) through the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. He is also a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).
 
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