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Chris Denda is the Senior Vice President and Practice Lead of JLL's Toronto Industrial Group. Chris shares in the unified team approach and high-performance culture that has made JLL the fastest growing and industry-leading commercial real estate firm in Canada.



Mr. Denda leverages 15 years of corporate real estate experience on behalf of his clients, representing and creating exceptional value for some of Canada's largest occupiers and investors in leasing, acquisition, disposition and development capacities.

Over this period, he has amassed a record of client service totalling:

  • Over 22,000,000 square feet of real estate
  • 356 transactions; and
  • Over $1.45 billion in transaction value

Mr. Denda specializes in industrial projects encompassing office/industrial consolidations, warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, last mile fulfillment, and data centre development.

He has also led major industrial, office, retail and residential investment transactions.

He has extensive experience in occupier representation, including strategic planning, space optimization, site procurement, lease audit, sale and lease negotiations, build to suit facility design and development, request for proposal tender management, and multi-market portfolio strategies.

In addition, Mr. Denda has represented some of Canada's largest investors and developers in major agency leasing assignments, asset and portfolio dispositions, asset acquisitions and underwriting, speculative construction projects, off-market opportunity procurement, and land development.

Using technology and leading-edge market analytics combined with a proven process and excellent reputation in the marketplace, Mr. Denda addresses the complexities of today's real estate assignments and the demands of major corporations with passion, accountability, and integrity.


Notable client transactions:

CLIENTSIZE (sq. ft.)
Industry Leading E-Commerce Firm
Volkswagen 995,000
Pactiv Corporation 615,000
Emerson Electric 495,000
Agellan REIT465,000
Johnson Controls380,000
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan395,000
Wajax Corporation211,000
Avenue Industrial Supply187,000
Imperial Oil170,000
Toronto Hydro170,000
Giesecke & Devrient168,000
Morguard Corporation132,000
Hopewell Developments108,000
Cummins Corporation107,000



Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Denda was Senior Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield in Toronto.


Education and Achievements:

Mr. Denda holds an honours business degree from the University of Western Ontario and speaks both English and French.

He was the recipient of the 2012 NAIOP Award for Industrial Lease of the Year and a finalist in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for Office Lease, Industrial Development, and Industrial Lease of the year, respectively.