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Current ResponsibilitiesAs the Practice Lead of the National Brokerage Solutions (NBS) team, Mr. Hitchcox's main objective is to pursue Canadian multimarket clients and provide access to the world's best thought leadership, methodologies and tools to optimize their portfolio of leased or owned real estate facilities. Central to the NBS approach is JLL's exclusive 3DROITM methodology which is used to link the impact real estate has on employee productivity and provides solutions for the total cost of occupancy, optimizing the return on clients' Real Estate and Human Capital. This ties in closely with Mr. Hitchcox's responsibilities as the Executive Vice President of Sustainability working with JLL's global Energy and Sustainability Services team in overseeing sustainability services across the country.
ExperienceWith over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, Mr. Hitchcox currently represents leading tenants and developers. His team provides international portfolio strategies and sustainable solutions that provide overall facilities cost reduction while increasing work place performance. In this role, Mr. Hitchcox and his team have concluded some of the largest transactions in Canada and have been involved in the sale of a number of commercial office buildings across Canada.
National Tenant Representation: Mr. Hitchcox's team is one of the top teams in Canada representing large corporate tenants on a national/international basis. His team's track record speaks for itself: the Toronto Stock Exchange - 16 years internationally; AT&T Canada - 8 years nationally; and CGI Group – 10 years internationally. Mr. Hitchcox's clients describe the team as, "aggressive and effective tenant advocates providing sustainable solutions that align and prioritize his clients' goals".
Sustainability: As the Executive Vice President of Sustainability, Mr. Hitchcox's team provides tenants with the expertise to understand and evaluate the benefits and cost savings of buildings designed with LEED® high performance design features.
Mr. Hitchcox and team have participated in the design and marketing of Canada's top LEED® Gold office buildings including: Spectrum Square (www.spectrumsq.ca), a 1.3M s.f. LEED® Gold (Core + Shell) office development currently under construction in the Airport Corporate Centre; 25 York Street, the TELUS Tower, a LEED® Gold (Core + Shell) office building in Toronto's downtown core (winner of the 2010 and 2009 NAIOP REX Awards for "Office Development of the Year" and "Office Lease of the Year", respectively); and AeroCentre V (www.aerocentreoffices.com), a LEED® Gold (Core + Shell) state-of-the-art suburban office building in Mississauga and the new head office of Target Canada and PepsiCo (winner of the 2012 and 2011 NAIOP REX Awards for "Office Development of the Year" and "Green Award of the Year", respectively).
Mr. Hitchcox was Co-Chair of the 2012 Canadian Green Real Estate Conference and is an annual speaker on sustainable office space at the Canadian Real Estate Forum, the Canadian Green Real Estate Conference and the RealLeasing Conference, as well as NAIOP and TREB courses.
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