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Current Responsibilities

Sam Meer leads the Integrated Portfolio Services practice for JLL in the Greater Toronto Area, servicing multi-geography clients using cutting-edge technology to optimize their portfolio with business intelligence, lowering real estate costs and maximizing employee engagement and efficiency.

Sam serves as a single point of contact for these regional and national clients, providing innovative corporate real estate strategy and pro-active portfolio management and execution.

Experience

Sam is a corporate real estate advisor/advocate with 20 years of experience in helping clients achieve their real estate objectives and save millions of dollars by optimizing both owned and leased properties, developing real estate strategy to increase employee engagement and workplace effectiveness, structuring deals and negotiating transactions for office and industrial space users in Canada, the US and Europe.

Sam brings brings excellent analytical, deal structuring and negotiating skills to creatively source solutions to complex real estate problems on behalf of his clients. In all cases, making more effective use of space and leveraging market opportunities has translated into significant discounts to market.  His diligence, leadership and effectiveness have been instrumental in winning and retaining client relationships with such multi-market clients* as AutoTrader, Bell Canada, BMO, Computershare, CSA Group, DBRS, Enbridge, eOne Entertainment,  Industrial Alliance, ING Bank, Intertek, LifeLabs, Mitel, OHL, QuickPlay, Sony, Spicers, Thales SA and Sandvik.

In addition to transactional support, Mr. Meer has also completed several high-profile workplace strategy and real estate consulting assignments for Enbridge (600,000 sq. ft. Edmonton regional office, 350,000 sq.ft. Toronto office campus, 300,000 sq.ft Calgary head office, 100,000 sq. ft. US Mid-west site selection), BMO (650,000 sq.ft. Montreal office portfolio optimization), LifeLabs (230,000 rsf of lab and corporate office), ING Bank (220,000 rsf across Canada) and McDonald's Restaurants of Canada's (120,000 sq.ft. Toronto corporate head office).

Education and Affiliations

  • International MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business
  • Bachelors of Commerce from University of Toronto