Jon Pezim

Jon Pezim

Executive Vice President, Tenant Representation

Current Responsibilities

Jon Pezim is an Executive Vice President in JLL’s Toronto Tenant Representation Group where he and his business partner, Oliver Alves, focus on providing strategic real estate solutions for their local and international clients. Since joining JLL in 2017, Jon has established himself as a consistent top producer and has led some of the firm’s largest and most complex assignments.


Prior to joining JLL, Jon spent the first 10 years of his career at Newmark Knight Frank Devencore where he underwent an extensive real estate training program and proved to be one of the firm’s emerging leaders. Jon has a passion and desire for delivering optimal results for his clients which he achieves through his honest, strategic and conflict-free approach. Over the past 14 years, Jon has built strong relationships within the Landlord and Developer community which gives him access to privileged market information ahead of the competition and a direct line of communication to key decision makers. Jon’s experience includes:

  • Site selection / location strategy
  • Workplace strategy
  • Portfolio optimization
  • Lease renewals and restructuring
  • Disposition
  • M&A advisory and support

Jon has represented some of Canada’s largest TAMI companies along with some of the world’s largest multinational organizations. Some of Jon’s notable Tenant Representation assignments include:

  • Confidential Tech (400,000 sf)
  • Aon (230,000 sf)
  • Konrad Group (200,000 sf)
  • ADP Canada (150,000 sf)
  • TouchBistro (120,000 sf)
  • Penguin Random House (90,000 sf)
  • Shire/Takeda (80,000 sf)
  • Agnico Eagle Mines (65,000 sf)
  • Lexis Nexis (60,000 sf)
  • Achievers (55,000 sf)
  • Bensimon Byrne (55,000 sf)
  • Guidewire (52,000 sf)
  • Aurora Cannabis (25,000 sf)

Education and Affiliations

  • Dalhousie University
  • Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)
  • Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB)
  • Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO)
  • Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)
  • Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO)
  • Former Board member of the George Brown Young Leaders Committee

Awards and Recognition

  • JLL Toronto MVP 2019
  • JLL Canada Top Producers List 2019
  • JLL Canada Emerging Leaders Council Member 2019
  • Newmark Knight Frank Top Producer Trip 2016