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​Current Responsibilities

Mr. Bates is dedicated to servicing the transportation and logistics industries and brings extensive knowledge of these markets to JLL. Having 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 zoned for outdoor storage.


Industrial sales and leasing of transportation and logistics properties: logistics warehouses, repair facilities, crossdock truck terminals and outdoor storage land.


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

Bill holds an honors 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.

Client                                                                   Size (SF)

The Crupi Group                                         14.56 acres

Ultra Depot Inc.                                          12.79 acres

Pallet Management Group Inc.                  10.00 acres

Goldilocks Properties Inc.                           5 acres

Suncor Energy / RioCan REIT                      4.01 acres

Enbridge Inc. / Michel's Canada                 107,750

Highlight Motor Freight Inc.                       87,517

Ventex Alumavent Inc.                                80,000

Roberts Company Canada Ltd. /                64,232

Bramsen Property Limited     

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.              64,200

Kinetics Noise Control Inc.                         58,420

ShelterLogic Canada Corp.                         53,121

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.              47,201


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