• Yosi Behar - Founder | Broker

    As Founder of The Behar Group, Yosi has been an active real estate representative and broker in Ontario for 40 years, with overwhelming success.  He has coordinated and completed numerous transactions for such companies as Bell Canada, Runnymede Development Corporation Limited, Imperial Oil, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Tribute Homes, Royop Corporation, Petro-Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, The Bank of Montreal, Liberty Developments, Minuk Construction, and Metrus Development.

    Yosi’s current mandates include acting as real estate advisor for The Brick Furniture Stores, Volvo Canada, Volkswagen, Land Rover, Lexus/Toyota, Honda, Acura, Hyundai, Mazda, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Subaru, Kia, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki. He prides himself on his impeccable reputation for service, integrity, perseverance, and loyalty to his valued clientele.

  • Avi Behar - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer | Broker

    Avi’s career in real estate started in 1995. Since then, he has been involved in commercial, industrial, and investment transactions on all levels. Avi is an energetic and highly trusted industry leader with an optimistic outlook and impeccable reputation. He directs The Behar Group with a constant eye towards new business opportunities, particularly for land acquisition and development. A sought-after innovator, speaker, and moderator, Avi attracts and conducts high-level business with premier developers and major tenancies. His network of mandated relationships on both the landlord and tenant sides are his continual focus as he helps position The Behar Group for excellence in commercial development, business culture, and responsible corporate citizenship.

  • Greg Evans - President | Broker of Record

    Since joining The Behar Group in 2002, Greg has provided only the highest level of professional care to all clients. Whether for large developers, independent investors and landlords, small business owners, or AAA tenants, Greg demonstrates exceptional patience and intelligence while working on any transaction. His expertise in marketing and strategic planning have played a critical role in the growth of The Behar Group’s leasing and acquisition divisions, and continue to infuse his oversight and management of The Behar Group’s advisory services. Greg takes great pride in his extensive relationships within the shopping center industry, which enable him to help category-leading tenants, many outside Ontario, become successfully established in Canadian markets.

  • Michael J. Saperia - Senior Vice President | Broker

    Michael J. Saperia is the Senior Vice President of The Behar Group Realty Inc., Brokerage. As part of the Executive Team, Michael assists in the strategizing and execution of the business plans for The Behar Group’s Landlord Services, Advisory Services and Capital Markets divisions.

    With 30 years of real estate experience Michael has been involved in a wide range of commercial, industrial, investment and mixed-use development projects. Since joining The Behar Group in 2008, Michael has made significant contributions to the extraordinary growth of The Behar Group throughout the Golden Horseshoe, with specific emphasis on the GTA.

    Michael has been consistently successful in both management and the field by combining diligence, professionalism and extensive product knowledge with exceptional sales ability and communication skills.

    Michael’s business acumen has been honed by his considerable experience in a range of endeavors prior to becoming a real estate broker. After graduating with degrees from both York University and the University of Toronto, Michael was the Managing Editor of a publishing company, the Vice President of Marketing for an international manufacturing and distribution company and the co-founder of Canada’s first pet pharmacy.

Professional Team

  • Adrian Kofler - Sales Representative | Capital Markets

    Adrian Kofler joined The Behar Group after more than 20 years of working as an executive in the telecommunications and automotive industries. Adrian has overseen the transformation both of startup companies and established companies into viable commercial enterprises. He is a registered CA (Ontario) and CPA (Maryland), and he holds an MBA in accounting from the City University of New York.

    Adrian’s unique combination of strategic and analytical thinking, coupled with strong interpersonal skills, has enabled him to promote projects and to drive change in the organizations he has served over the years. His ability to find simple ways to solve complex challenges has been his longstanding approach to success. He prides himself on providing service that is grounded upon the utmost care, honesty, and loyalty to the client.

  • Anne Araujo - General Manager

    After dedicating 15 years to a busy accounting firm, and working 10 years as a retail and provisioning outlet manager in the British Virgin Islands, Anne took a much-deserved two-year hiatus to spend time with her beautiful daughter Vivian.

    Anne joined The Behar Group in January of 2004 and has since helped steer the office in the right direction – continually adding to the professional, dynamic, and progressive Behar Group environment.

  • Arella Huang - Business Development

    Arella graduated from The Schulich School of Business at York University with a master’s degree in finance and a specialization in capital markets. Having spent two years working in capital markets at a boutique investment bank and a local private equity firm, she has honed her interpersonal skills and her ability to adapt to changing markets and business conditions. Through her experience participating in commercial real estate projects, she found her passion for the industry and has immersed herself in it. She prides herself on her diligence, meticulous attention to detail and keen desire to provide exceptional and personalized service to her clients.

  • Attila Schwarze - Sales Representative

    Attila has had the privilege of developing his expertise in an international arena. Before joining The Behar Group in 2010, Attila contributed to industries such as CBT (computer-based training) programming, multimedia, design, custom organizational software sales, and predictive analytics. The balance between his pragmatism and creativity has been fundamental to his success.

    His ability to see a client’s perspective, coupled with his experience crafting ‘easy to use’ solutions to complex problems, have proven invaluable to his knack for surpassing client expectations. Attila continues to pride himself on the level of service he provides.

  • Barbara Kless - Director of Sales and Leasing | Sales Representative

    Barbara was raised in Montreal and moved to Toronto to pursue a career in the hotel and restaurant industries. Since graduating in 1987 from the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at Ryerson University, she has developed a strong background working in quick-service restaurants, from serving as Director of Operations for Subway, to selling franchises and securing and negotiating real estate for Mr. Sub.

    In 2005, she sold off company stores for Pizza Hut, ultimately pursuing a real estate license and working with PMG Realty Corp. for six years.

    Barbara joined The Behar Group in September of 2011 as a sales representative, and is currently active in many facets of commercial real estate, from acquisitions, leasing, and tenant mandates, to development and franchise opportunities.

  • Daniel Cohen - Sales Representative

    In 2010, Daniel graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a specialization in finance and administration. He began his career working at a wealth management firm before getting his start in the industry as an analyst for a large commercial real estate brokerage. Daniel joined The Behar Group in October 2013. He is enthusiastic about the company’s strong team culture and excellent reputation in the retail real estate landscape. He is pleased to be at the start of a long and rewarding career in the industry.

  • Daniel Gangbar - Sales Representative

     

    After completing his undergraduate degree in economics, Daniel became a licensed real estate agent in the early 1990s. In 1999 he joined LNR Corporation, a company specializing in office tenant representation, where he first honed his negotiation and communication skills. In 2001 he joined Esbin Realty Corporation, a landlord-based service company specializing in retail and office leasing, and investment sales. In his 14 years at Esbin, Daniel developed expertise in representing not only landlords and sellers, but tenants and buyers. His diverse clientele there included independent tenants, large and small buyers and investors, and corporate clients such as the National Bank of Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Shoppers Drug Mart.

    Daniel demonstrates his talent for solidifying business relationships by providing outstanding service and attention to detail through a wide range of transactions, including, but not limited to, intricate agreements of purchase and sale for owner/user scenarios and investment properties; offers to lease for new tenants; renewal agreements of existing leases; and subleasing. In every transaction, Daniel draws on his keen sense of value to help promote his client’s position in the market. Whether Daniel is representing one or both parties to the transaction, his commitment to excellence ensures that all undertakings required for a successful competition are in the best interests of his clients.

  • Gabriel Law - Manager of Corporate Services & Operations

    In 2011, Gabriel graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He has worked in an administrative capacity for Scotiabank, and acquired construction-oriented work experience at companies specializing in structural underpinning, residential and commercial painting, and automotive detailing. Gabriel joined The Behar Group in January 2012, and is excited to be supporting the team with research and development analysis.

    When away from the office, Gabriel enjoys mechanical work, wood-working, sailing, hiking, Auto X, hi-fidelity audio, restoring “rusty gold,” and camping in the great outdoors.

  • Jake Zerker - Sales Representative

  • Jeanine McLaughlin - Broker

    Jeanine McLaughlin’s extensive real estate background goes back over 30 years and includes her position as Vice President of Leasing and Development for Euromart Management Group until 1998. Jeanine has since operated as a Real Estate Broker with expertise in Commercial Leasing and Sales and Business Sales and Franchising.

  • Jennifer Armel - Communications and Marketing Coordinator

    A graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University’s honours communication studies degree program and Seneca College’s postgraduate corporate communications/PR program, Jennifer has a passion for helping businesses get their messages out clearly, concisely and accurately using an array of communications techniques. Jennifer’s love of writing/blogging, social media and relationship-building have helped various organizations reach their target audiences with sharp and meaningful information.

  • Jennifer Pisani - Reception

    ‘Being in the right place at the right time’ is how Jennifer would describe being introduced to The Behar Group.

    With an arts background in both graphics and painting, as well as noteworthy experience in the restaurant industry, she is thrilled to be putting these skills in motion for the company.

    To be doing so with like-minded visionaries—well, that’s just the icing on the cake.

  • Jordan Kay - Project Support Services

    With 25 years of corporate experience Jordan brings a wealth of business acumen to The Behar Group. Since joining the Capital Markets team in October of 2016 Jordan has focused on identifying new business opportunities, particularly for land acquisition and development for a wide range of commercial, industrial, investment and mixed-use development projects.

    After graduating with degrees from both York University (BA) and the Schulich School of Business (MBA), and prior to his transition to commercial real estate, Jordan was the co-founder of a technology startup focused on software automation, the Director of Mobile Acceptance at Visa, and the Vice President of Mobile Transaction Solutions for MasterCard.

  • Justin Pearlstein - Sales Representative

    In 2011, Justin graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in business finance. Justin has always had a keen interest in real estate, an interest conveyed in his enthusiasm and excellent work ethic.

    Justin is admired for his positive attitude and for establishing rapport with customers, understanding their needs, and providing added value and exceptional customer service. Having worked for several companies within the real estate industry, Justin has developed skills that will help him to thrive in his career with The Behar Group.

  • Kapil Rana - Sales Representative

    Kapil is a real estate professional whose expert knowledge and market sensitivity are a vital resource for clients looking for the perfect real estate investment. Having grown up in a family focussed on real estate, Kapil obtained his license in 2004. For several years, he worked as a residential agent. His primary focus is now on commercial sales and mixed-use redevelopment projects.

    Kapil takes great pride in his work. He strives to create the best possible experience for each of his clients. He firmly believes that communication is key, and that listening is the most important part of communication. His work relationships are partnerships in which he and his clients make arriving at the ideal transaction an informative and productive journey.

  • Kelly Farraj - Vice President of Tenant Services | Sales Representative

    In his ten years of experience in restaurant development, notably for franchises such as Cora and Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Kelly’s responsibilities included finding the perfect location for franchisees and negotiating leases all over Canada. In 2014, he decided to take his already extensive knowledge of location scouting and lease negotiation into the exciting world of commercial real estate.

    Kelly is passionate, hardworking, and sensitive to his clients’ needs. He looks forward to using his exceptional communication and customer service skills to ensure his clients’ success.

  • Matthew Brown - Sales Representative

    Matthew graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in Political Science and a post graduate certificate from George Brown’s Sport and Event Marketing program. Matthew is excited to be joining The Behar Group team as a sales representative after a successful track record in the sport and event management industry over several years. He brings with him a wealth of experience in operations and project management, strategic planning and marketing.

    Matthew has had the opportunity to work closely with property managers, landlords and executives specializing in leasing negotiations and finance, site operations and problem resolution. Matthew feels that these skills coupled with his passion for real estate, outstanding commitment to service and desire to consistently learn and evolve have prepared him to be successful in this exciting career path.

  • Matthew Goldsman - Manager of Sales and Leasing | Sales Representative

    In 2011, Matthew graduated from Fanshawe College with a diploma in construction engineering technology management. Having spent two years in the construction industry, his interests in eco-friendly technology have grown to become a catalyst for learning more about commercial realty and its impact on green construction. Matt plans to combine his construction experiences and real estate knowledge in pursuit of a well-rounded career. Matt is a detail-oriented professional and creative thinker who is looking forward to putting his strong communications skills to work at exceeding client expectations.

  • Meshesha Robel - Director, New Homes | Broker

    Meshesha Robel has been in the real estate industry all of his working life. A real estate investor since his early twenties, he went to school to study construction engineering. Having thoroughly studied different types of real estate investment vehicles, including REITS, he is well adept at navigating real estate capital markets. Meshesha loves this business, a love that is evident in his detail-oriented approach to servicing clients and performing due diligence on all real estate deals. He is energetic and full of passion for this business, and he would love to help you with your real estate needs.

     

  • Mio Inokuchi Behar - Sales Representative

    Mio has been a part of The Behar Group team since November of 2004, and has since succeeded in maintaining a number of select accounts. Mio’s creative background as well as her extensive business experience has given her an advantage in many aspects of her real estate and artistic career.

    Her background in the fashion design and interior design industries has led to many successes–such as her clothing company Mioka Designs and her design company Mio Behar Design Inc. Mio graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Los Angeles, California, and upon returning to Toronto has pursued her passion for art. Her work can be found at www.miobehar.com.

  • Murielle Behar - Sales Representative

    Murielle brings with her 35 years of valuable experience within the commercial real estate market. She has been instrumental in developing and expanding the retail leasing division of The Behar Group. Murielle continues to contribute her valuable skills, guidance, and experience to the company.

  • Rachel Evans - Sales Representative

    Rachel joined The Behar Group in August of 2011, bringing with her an extensive background in public relations and marketing with a focus on major consumer brands and retailers including Starbucks, The Bay, Mexx, and Mattel. Most recently, Rachel managed the public relations department of Harry Rosen Inc., Canada’s largest menswear retailer.

    Her professionalism, experience, and attention to detail when working with corporate clients has transferred to Rachel’s now growing roster of real estate customers and clients. Rachel focuses on all facets of commercial real estate within mid-town Toronto.

  • Rami Kozman - Director of Landlord Services | Sales Representative

    Rami began his career as a commercial real estate lawyer with a boutique Bay Street firm where he specialized in retail and office leasing, and acquisitions and dispositions. Rami’s legal background provided him with experience in negotiation and client satisfaction, but his entrepreneurial thirst and passion for deal-making led him to join The Behar Group in September of 2014. In addition to providing diligent, professional, and conscientious service, Rami approaches his work with dedication and enthusiasm.

    Rami is also a contributor to UrbanToronto.ca, the GTA’s premier website for discussion of urban development and real estate, having written published articles on topics ranging from planning and infrastructure to condominium and office development.

  • Reza Yazdy - Broker

    Reza is dedicated to giving clients “First Class” professional service and honest advice, enabling  them to make sound  financial  decisions in the sale and purchase of real estate. He is driven and energetic with over 25 years experience in real estate industry. Highly adept at building excellent working relationships with lenders, appraisers, title companies, surveyors and attorneys.

  • Robert Eklove - Sales Representative

    Following nearly twenty years of owning and operating several restaurants in downtown Toronto, in 2013 Rob made what was for him a natural transition to the world of commercial real estate. As a former tenant, along with his expertise in responding to clients’ needs, Rob draws on a wealth of experience dealing successfully with landlords. He brings to the commercial real estate landscape great confidence in providing clients with exceptional service, and looks forward to growing professionally with the outstanding Behar Group team.

  • Tania Nicoletti - Project Support Services

    Tania holds a Fashion Business Management diploma. She joined The Behar Group in 2017, bringing with her an extensive fashion retail management experience for major retailers such as Banana Republic and Winners.

    After having two children, she became fascinated by the education system and has held the position of Education Director for three years at a private school.