News release

JLL Canada welcomes Jonathan Peretz as Managing Director

Seasoned advisor to lead office and industrial leasing in GTA

May 31, 2021

TORONTO, May 31, 2021 – JLL announced today the hiring of Jonathan Peretz as Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Office and Industrial. His role will focus on leadership and the optimization of JLL’s market and talent growth, service line excellence and best practices across office and industrial leasing in the GTA. Peretz will also partner and drive the implementation of sales enablement and oversee JLL’s technological advancement.

“Jonathan has an impressive track record and incredible work ethic”, said Alan MacKenzie, CEO, JLL Canada. “We are glad to welcome him to JLL and expand our strategic offering in office and industrial leasing.”

Prior to joining JLL, Peretz started his career at a national commercial brokerage company as an office leasing agent. He focused on landlord and tenant representation in the Downtown Toronto office market where he listed and leased over 4.5 million square feet of office space. In 2014, he was promoted to Vice President and shifted into the management team in Vancouver. Appointed as the Sales Manager of the firm’s Vancouver office, he supported the brokers and clients and helped grow the brand and market share. Peretz returned to Toronto in January 2017 as Vice President, Managing Director and less than two years later, he was promoted again to Senior Vice President, Managing Director. In this role, Peretz focused on revenue growth, training and development, coaching, culture building initiatives and worked directly with clients to create strategic plans and goals for growth. Peretz is passionate about connectivity and collaboration and creating outstanding outcomes for his clients. 

Peretz earned a degree from University of Western Ontario and has a profound interest in mentorship and giving back to the community. 

“I am thrilled to take on this new challenge and join JLL’s team of seasoned and passionate experts”, said Jonathan Peretz. “I am passionate about collaboration and actively promoting best-in-class solutions that will provide outstanding outcomes for our clients.”

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