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Savills Expands in Canada with Hire of Sylvia MacLeod

Seasoned professional to strengthen retail leasing practice

International real estate services provider, Savills announces the expansion of its presence in Canada with the hire of Sylvia MacLeod as Vice President, Retail Services.

Working out of the Global Retail Group’s midtown office at 1200 Bay Street, MacLeod will work with retail tenants and landlords, bringing her unique landlord experience and marketing expertise to the team. Her hire comes on the heels of Savills expansion of its world-class retail platform to Canada with the hire of veteran retail advisors, Jordan Karp, Ryan Morein and Jay Katzeff in 2017.

“With deep experience on the landlord side of real estate negotiations and marketing, Sylvia is a perfect complement to our team,” said Ken Norris, Senior Vice President and Branch Manager at the Savills Ontario office. “We are thrilled to have Sylvia on board to grow our retail business and deliver superior service to our clients.”

“The global reach, entrepreneurial culture and both breadth and depth of talent at Savills will allow me to serve clients with the best that the industry has to offer,” said MacLeod. “I look forward to a new chapter at Savills and am excited to be working with Jordan, Ryan and Jay.”

“Sylvia’s extraordinary knowledge of the retail landscape is a tremendous asset to our practice as we continue to grow our brand and platform” said Karp, Executive Vice President and Head of Canadian Retail Services at Savills. “Her strong track record in leasing a wide range of retail spaces from luxury to PATH retail throughout the GTA speaks for itself and we are excited to add her expertise to the Savills retail offering in Canada.”

MacLeod brings over 25 years of experience in both retail and office leasing. Prior to joining Savills, she most recently served as Senior Director of Leasing at GWL Realty Advisors, where she was responsible for the marketing and leasing of a 3.4 million-square-foot office and retail portfolio, which included working on repositioning the 140,000-square-foot retail concourse and food court at Commerce Court, as well as leasing the retail and restaurant space in the newly built Southcore Financial Centre. Earlier in her career, MacLeod served in senior leasing roles for large GTA portfolios at GE Capital Real Estate, Oxford Properties Group and Standard Life Insurance Corporation working on a number of diverse and high profile retail and office properties.

Sylvia is a Registered Broker with the Real Estate Council of Ontario and a Toronto Real Estate Board member. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto.

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