• 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

  • Adam Henechowicz - Sales Representative

    With over 10 years of experience in the real estate development industry, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge to The Behar Group. Prior to joining our company, Adam was responsible for managing properties and developing infill residential and industrial projects at a boutique development firm. As a recent graduate of the Humber Real Estate Program, he is excited to apply his education and real-life experience to the Commercial Real Estate industry. He will be primarily focusing on industrial and land sales. His background in marketing, account management, and business development enables him to enrich our team with his understanding of growth opportunities. In addition to his professional achievements, Adam enjoys skiing, freshwater fishing, and spending quality time with his family.

  • Andrew Kichler - Director | Sales Representative

    Andrew is a seasoned real estate professional with a focus on retail and industrial sales, as well as leasing and development land sales. He has extensive experience in commercial construction and property management, specializing in high-rise residential, attached and detached single family homes, and large commercial renovations. He is also actively involved in development and investment sales across different asset classes and geography. Andrew’s education and diverse background in the industry enables him to bring the highest quality of service to his real estate transactions when representing both tenants and landlords, as well as buyers and sellers. Additionally, he is a world-class freshwater angler and is an avid snowboarder. Andrew’s positive energy, spirited drive and strong values align well with the core principles at The Behar Group. He brings passion, personality and approachability to our team.

  • 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.



  • Arash Bahrami - Vice President Sales, Broker

    With a career spanning over 15 years, Arash has been involved in real estate development, marketing and sales, financing, entrepreneurial start-ups and manufacturing. As a broker Arash has represented many developers, independent investors, builders and end users. He has employed his market knowledge, skills and experience to complete many successful transactions and projects, winning multiple awards.

    Completing a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Toronto, Arash later continued his education with an MBA from Schulich School of Business, specialising in “Real Estate Development and Infrastructure” in 2009.

    As a commercial real estate Broker, Arash’s approach has been unique for each client. He has worked with many businesses in process of expansion or relocation, negotiated many commercial purchase or lease contracts and played a key role in multiple business start-ups.

  • Aryeh Rosenzweig - Sales Representative

    Aryeh graduated from the University of Guelph in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  While in university in Guelph, Aryeh managed a small residential real estate portfolio.  This helped him learn how exciting the industry can be.

    Aryeh has excelled in high school sports, notably reaching the semi-finals in the Ontario Tennis Championship, Rexall Centre, York University, competing at the age of 13 year. Aryeh also applied team ethics to extra-curricular hockey, soccer and baseball over the years.

    Aryeh is committed to making commercial real estate his focus, all the while learning from the experienced team he works with.


  • 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 - Vice President, Retail Leasing | Sales Representative

    Barbara’s career in real estate began while working for MR. SUB selling franchises, and finding real estate to open locations and grow the company.

    She then transitioned from QSR to a property management company who looked after more than 1 million square feet of real estate throughout Ontario. The company handled industrial, retail and office space and Barbara was leasing the vacancies within the portfolio. She then left and joined The Behar Group Realty in 2011 and her expertise grew into a position as Vice President of Retail Leasing.

    Barbara has completed numerous transactions in land sales, retail, industrial and office leasing. She continues to help clients open new businesses and ventures. Her attention to detail, outstanding commitment to service and relationship-building skills have led to success in her career.

  • Bhavya (Kriti) Gupta - Project Support Services

  • Brian Sivak - Sales Representative

    Brian Sivak graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Ted Rogers School of Business Management specializing in international business. While in university, he started his own company in the travel industry, which focused on providing value to clients by connecting them with appropriate travel agents and offering out-of-the-box solutions resulting in major cost savings on air travel to clients.


    Brian is a self-starter with enthusiasm, zest for life and conviction for continuous learning through research and experience. Brian’s entrepreneurial background facilitated his development in gaining valuable knowledge in operations and business strategy. Brian describes himself as adaptable and self-motivated, driven by results and accuracy.


    Brian has now transitioned into the commercial real estate industry and is passionate about synergizing his previous experience with his future in real estate joining #TeamBehar and their wide range of expertise.

  • Christie DeBolt - Vice President, Advisory Services

    Christie DeBolt has spent 30 years in commercial property management and brokerage. She is currently part of our advisory team. Christie has extensive experience in volunteer fundraising for a variety of non-profit causes. She has a strong track record and keen interest in partnership development and relationship building.

  • Daniel Gangbar - Vice President, Commercial Sales & Leasing | 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.

  • David Steinhouse - Senior Director, Sales Representative

    David Steinhouse specializes in retail, commercial and investment real estate.  He brings 20 years of solution sales, marketing, operations and management experience in a variety of industries to his long-term passion: real estate.

    David thrives when representing tenants, property owners and investors in various types of transactions, ranging from retail Tenant and Landlord representation, or investor acquisitions and dispositions. In doing so, David has developed a well-earned reputation in the real estate world for his diligence, energy, professionalism, and exceptional service whether in multi-residential acquisitions and dispositions, raw land acquisition or assemblies.

    Most recently, David, while demonstrating exceptional site selection and negotiation skill, has completed numerous trades across Ontario while exclusively representing Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters since 2018.

    Connect with David on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsteinhouse/

  • Dov Feuer - Operations Coordinator

    Dov is currently a computer science student at York University. His knowledge in this field enables him to optimize agent and administration workflow using technology. Since joining our team in 2021, Dov has been involved in organizing various projects focused on the optimization of the deal submission process. He also has a strong interest in cognitive science, particularly in user/client experience and interaction. Additionally, Dov enjoys basketball, guitar playing, indie music, and technology.

  • Gabriel Law - Director 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.

  • Greg Rabin - Vice President, Commercial & Retail Services | Sales Representative

    With over 37 years of Commercial/Retail experience, Greg focused on Tenant Representation, Project Leasing, and Retail Development. He started his career in Texas and in 25 years worked for The Henry S Miller Co and then The Woodmont Company. Greg spent many years focusing on Tenant Representation completing over 45 Staples stores, 25 Conn’s appliance Stores, 7 Academy Sports stores, over 125 Pizza Hut locations, over 125 GNC locations, and over 50 Sylvan Learning Centers locations. The later part of his time in Texas, Greg worked on land assemblages to build large retail shopping centers creating over 10 big box centres totalling over 3,000,000 sf.

    Greg married a Canadian and moved to Toronto in 2010 and joined CBRE. Greg immediately went to work representing retailers, restaurants, and landlords. After earning a number of accounts, Greg joined Paracom Realty Corp in 2016. In 2021, Greg became a part of The Behar Group team.

    In the 10+ years that Greg has been in Canada, he has represented and made multiple deals for many retailers and restaurants such as 20 Ren’s Pets, 10 + Wendy’s, 10+ Taco Bells, 7 Carquests, 7 Panera Breads, and 5 Seafood Citys.

    Greg also works for landlords and developers helping with site selection, pre-leasing of retail centre sites, and leasing of existing retail properties to create long term value. Greg has completed over 1,750 leases and sales for approximately 7,000,000 sf in his career.

    On the side, Greg is the owner of the Toronto restaurants Mi Taco Taqueria and Bubba’s Crispy Fried Chicken and can be found helping deliver tacos and chicken on occasion when he is not too busy delivering exceptional Tenant Representation to his clients.

  • Janis MacDougall - Sales Representative

    With over 30 years of Real Estate experience I have always been driven to serve the needs of my customers, and this professionalism and drive aligns perfectly with the values of #teambehar.

    My in-depth knowledge of Quick Service Restaurants, Retail, Airport Leasing, and Franchising across Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean has assisted industry leading brands in expanding their market share in competitive markets.

    In my past experience I have successfully represented such major corporations such as LS Travel Retail North America (representing 30 airport brands), McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada, Pizza Pizza Ltd., Quizno’s Canada, Mac’s Convenience Stores, Manchu Wok (Canada) Inc. and Meridian Credit Union to name a few.

    I am currently proud to be working with Fat Bastard Burrito in assisting them in their 2019 -2020 expansion objectives.

    I believe my experience working with major landlords, retailers, brokers and lawyers along with my experience in site selection, lease negotiations, construction and development (including zoning and site plan approval) will serve well in delivering the best for my customers.

  • Jay Richmond - Senior Director, Retail | Sales Representative

    Jay Richmond is currently TBG’s Senior Director of retail. Having worked for 30 years both in the public sector and private sector, he provides clients with valuable experience from both the landlord and tenant perspective, along with effective negotiation skills.

    Previous major retail landlord clients have included companies such as Choice REIT, Oxford Properties, Ivanhoe Cambridge, RioCan and Smart REIT. Major retail tenant clients that Jay has represented include Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Shoppers Drugmart, Mac’s Convenience, Rogers Video, Loblaws, Magicuts, Top Cuts, the Bochner Institute, Hertz, Budget, TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, and HSBC.

    Jay has worked with landlords to lease individual vacant units as well as merchandize and lease entire retail developments. Has also sold small and larger priced projects. His years of experience allow him to quickly identify the right tenants for each project. He has worked with service-oriented tenants such as doctors, dentists and chiropractors, and personal service businesses such as hair salons, jewelers and dry cleaners. As well, Jay has worked with fast food establishments, independent and national restaurants, financial institutions and schools.

  • Jeannine McLaughlin - Broker

    Jeannine 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. Jeannine has since operated as a Real Estate Broker with expertise in Commercial Leasing and Sales and Business Sales and Franchising.

  • Jeff Yasny - Sales Representative

    Jeff’s professionalism, diligence and integrity are consistently displayed in his interactions with his real estate clientele.  These qualities have proven to be very successful in his practice as a board certified dental anaesthesiologist.  His educational accomplishments include a degree from the University of Western Ontario, a doctoral degree from the University of Toronto, hospital residency at the University of Michigan, international lecturer, and published author.  He holds the unique distinction of being the only person to complete a dental anaesthesia residency, fellowship, and become an Assistant Professor, at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

    While living in Manhattan for 17 years, Jeff expanded his interests beyond the academic environment.  He acquired an appreciation for land development and other commercial real estate opportunities.  His reliability, attention to detail, and commitment to an endeavour have translated well beyond healthcare.  His ability to listen, understand and fulfill the needs of his clients is gratifying to all parties.  Returning to his native Toronto, Jeff continues to take pride in helping people and providing practical strategies to overcome obstacles.  He enjoys the collaborative effort and the dedication involved in achieving success for his clients.

  • Jordan Kay - Sales Representative

    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.

  • 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.

  • Karen Koenig - Vice President, Commercial & Retail Services | Sales Representative

    Karen joined the Behar Group in 2021 and looks forward to many exciting opportunities with existing and new clients throughout Canada.  In addition to her work as a premier tenant advisor, she can also support her investor client needs through advisory and brokerage service for the purchase and sale of commercial properties.

    Karen Koenig started her career with some well-known, national and international fashion retailers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Mexx, seeing them through their rapid retail growth and expansion throughout Canada, handling their accounting, payroll, logistics and real estate (leasing and acquisitions) which allowed her to develop knowledge and expertise in the real estate market.

    As she grew and expanded her roles, Karen transitioned to Brokerage where over 10 plus years with CBRE, Cushman Wakefield, SRS and Paracom Realty, she refined her expertise in tenant representation and business and franchise development, assisting companies such as Mr Lube and Burger King to expand in the growing Toronto and Canadian markets.

    Connect with Karen on LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/karen-koenig-36237243

  • Kelly Farraj - Vice President | 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.

  • Ken Siegel - Vice President | Sales Representative

    Ken is an accomplished real estate executive with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He possesses a wealth of knowledge in retail and office leasing, development, asset management, market analysis, and operational planning. With an extensive background in both tenant and landlord representation, Ken builds and maintains strong, long-lasting client relations and provides high quality customer service. He is a strategic thinker with a keen understanding of markets and competition, and a hands-on leader with a demonstrated prowess in finance, financial systems, cost control, and business automation. His diverse experience also enables him to realize corporate mandated targets and to develop and execute winning strategies. In addition to his many professional achievements, Ken also enjoys playing the guitar. Ken brings a unique perspective and expertise to our team.

  • Kristen Straughan - Sales Representative

    In her six years in Real Estate, Kristen has built a diverse background of knowledge and experience in many aspects of  the Real Estate Industry including, Investing, Pre-Construction Sales, Commercial leasing and Land Acquisition/Development. Kristen has executed on a number of deals through resale and by going out and creating the opportunities. She is an outside of the box thinker and doer and truly enjoy learning and developing new skills that will be an asset to current and future clients.

    Kristen is an energetic, creative and driven commercial realtor who strives to build long term and successful relationships with her clients through open and honest dialogue.


  • Lawrence Mosselson - Vice President, Retail Advisory | Broker

    Lawrence Mosselson is a seasoned real estate executive with 25 years of experience across Canada. He has significant experience in landlord and tenant retail leasing, existing and greenfield strategic site analysis, hospital and healthcare retail strategy creation and implementation and a proven track record of asset management of retail, office, and industrial properties. His retail leasing experience has included a number of redevelopments and re-positioning of retail properties in markets across Canada.

    Lawrence’s experience has given him the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the real estate business encompassing such diverse activities as acquisition, disposition, property management, strategic analysis, asset management, leasing, and re-development.

    Lawrence is a licenced real estate Broker in the Province of Ontario and he has an M.B.A. from Schulich School of Business, with a specialization in Real Property. He is a member of ICSC and is the current P3 Private Chair, Eastern Region. In addition, Lawrence has been appointed to the St. Lawrence Market Precinct Advisory Committee, where he serves as a skills-based Community member and he is actively involved in the Board of Directors of Kehillat Shaarei Torah, where he serves as Board Secretary.

  • Mahamed Khan - Sales Representative

    Mahamed began his career in accounting where he developed an acute sense of accuracy and attention to detail in every aspect of his professional life. He contributes his notable leadership skills to his experiences managing new start-up companies and projects. Mahamed supports the growth and sustainability of his clients’ businesses by actively representing their interests to lease or purchase retail, office or industrial spaces. Additionally, many clients work with Mahamed for strategic land development and investment property acquisitions and dispositions. Mahamed is highly motivated, trustworthy and team-oriented and spends his time volunteering for charitable groups as well as keeping up with the latest tech trends.

  • Maria Mallia - Administrator

  • Marina-Margarita Zaiats - Marketing Coordinator

    Marina supports the marketing department in the planning, executing, and tracking of various marketing initiatives. She is the in-house graphic designer responsible for creating, designing, and advising the marketing materials produced for The Behar Group.

    She brings an attentive ear for listening, a sharp eye for visual design, and a cultivated mind of life-long creativity to any project she works on in order to deliver quality visual assets to her clients.

  • Martin Scott - Sales Representative

    Martin traces his first involvement in real estate back to the 80’s when buy, fix, rent and sell were family past times. This definitely was not a “hands off” exercise. After a career in sales and marketing, Martin worked for the past ten years in residential real estate, always thrilled to provide excellence in service and deliver similar results for his clients. The Behar Group’s boutique environment is an ideal fit when moving back into more familiar ground, providing personal service in a B2B setting. Highly personable, enthusiastic and always positive, Martin looks forward to breaking new ground in commercial real estate.

    Outside the office, Martin continues his life long love affair with The Beautiful Game – on and off the field.

  • Matthew Brown - Director, Sales & Leasing | 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.

  • Michael Macgregor - Director of Research, Analysis & Strategy

    Michael plays an integral role in support of The Behar Group’s team and clients.  Providing invaluable research skills, insights and thought leadership help our clients make faster and more strategic, well informed real estate decisions and allow our brokers to give exceptional advice when paired with their market knowledge and experience.

    Whether acting on our Tenant Services, Landlord Services, Capital Markets or Advisory Services Team, Michael is able to bring his diverse experience and well rounded perspective to the project.  After graduating from Ryerson University with a Master’s Degree in Spatial Analysis (2012), Michael has developed his career to specialize in providing site selection analytics, mapping, and marketing support to tenants and landlords and investors.

    In addition, Michael also has established a strong understanding of the land development processes, geographic information systems, and brings a passion for creating captivating visual representations of his research.

  • Noelle Goulding - Project Support Services

    Noelle graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. While living in Los Angeles, she worked for a boutique architecture firm specializing in commercial and mixed-use projects. Her education, along with her experiences in the field of art, fashion, and development, has enabled her to pursue many different facets of design. Noelle’s current role at The Behar Group includes copy writing, graphic design and the development and management of content, social media, and various marketing initiatives.

  • Peter Baugh - Vice President, Advisory Services

    Peter has been in the real estate business for 29 years and has completed transactions in the office, retail, industrial and residential sectors of the business. His career is rooted in the areas of financial analytics, valuation, debt and capital markets and he has progressed his experience to include leasing, property sales and development, including significant experience with large scale complex transactions.  During his career he has completed over $1.2B in sale-leaseback transactions, $300M in property financings and $170M in property sales. His career to date has included stints at large and small property developers, corporate real estate users and a significant Canadian retailer. 

    Peter started his real estate career at Marathon Realty, which was the commercial real estate arm of Canadian Pacific prior to being sold to Oxford Properties in 1996.  Subsequent to that he was one of a core leadership team at Nexacor Realty that led the $866 million monetization of 13 office buildings for Bell Canada.  This landmark transaction was among the first sale-leasebacks of significant corporate real estate holdings in Canada at the time.  After several years in development finance and analytics with First Gulf Developments, Peter led a number of significant transactions at Canadian Tire, including the $150 million sale of a former warehouse in North York, a $229 million sale-leaseback of two distribution centres and a $174 million sale-leaseback of 11 stores.  As a consultant and development adviser with Sweeny &Co he led the project management, analysis and entitlement process for several development projects both in multi-res / condo and office, totaling over 1.2M sf of GFA.   

    Peter has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto and an MBA in Finance from McMaster University.

  • Rami Kozman - Senior Director, 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.

  • Rob Eklove - Vice President, Urban Retail | 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.

  • Robert Zadeh - Sales Representative

    Robert has extensive real estate experience with a focus on acquisition, disposition, and market intelligence for land development and industrial assets. Robert transitioned from residential to commercial real estate and he currently oversees a diverse array of projects assembling land in the downtown Toronto core. His education and expertise in computer science and technology enables him to strategically approach transactions with a unique outlook. In addition to his many professional capabilities, Robert is an avid skier and enjoys playing tennis and soccer. His exceptional customer service skills, along with his methodical approach to business and development, bring a distinct edge to the Behar Group team.

  • Ron Fehler - Vice President | Sales Representative

    Ron Fehler is a seasoned entrepreneur bringing over 40 years of business development experience to The Behar Group. Since emigrating to Canada in 1981, Ron has built a number of marketing and technology businesses, providing a variety of services to local and multinational organizations. He attributes most of his success to his clients, who gave him the foresight and direction to create and develop superior products, enabling them to succeed.

    After many successful years as a strategic advisor, Ron embarked on a career in real estate to promote his client’s interest and goals in the real estate market. Ron will focus on business development for land acquisition, commercial investment and start-up real estate growth planning.

    Ron’s personal passion for technology has led him to volunteer as an advisor for clean-technology startups at the MaRS innovation centre in downtown Toronto. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Technology from the Witwatersrand University. Ron is a proud grandfather who is driven by his family and his work. On weekends, you can find him on the golf course in the summer and on the curling rink in the winter.

  • Sam Levy - Project Support Services

  • Shahrzad Ashrafi - Sales Representative

    Raised in Iran, Shahrzad graduated with a master’s degree in Architecture in Shanghai, China. She moved to Canada in 2019 and continued her creative work as a freelance designer for architectural, interior design and construction projects. With over 10 years of experience as an architect and interior designer, Shahrzad has been actively involved in commercial, office, and retail design.

    Shahrzad will be focused primarily in our residential division, TBG Homes, where she will be able to integrate her diverse education and experience into the realm of real estate. She brings passion, positive energy, and a keen design eye to our team. Her other talents include fluency in four languages, running half marathons, and kickboxing and Maui Thai training. Shahrzad is an exceptional addition to The Behar Group team, and brings a plethora of global experience to our company.

  • Shahzad Gidwani - Director of Marketing and Business Development

    Shahzad’s primary driving force in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Innovation is a desire to understand the needs of his customers, team, and organization with the objective of curating the best possible solutions. As a highly dedicated and passionate sales and marketing leader, Shahzad brings with him more than 25 years of expertise driving innovation through ethical marketing and effective public engagement including charitable and cultural campaigns, brand launches, and interacting with prominent figures and celebrities.

    Having enhanced the performance and profitability of organizations through expert alignment of innovative sales strategies, disruptive marketing, and transformation leadership, Shahzad has been instrumental in strengthening the talent pipeline of over 300 employees by creating personalized development plans.

    He has abundant experience with international management through collaboration and representation of global telecommunications, fashion, and luxury powerhouses across industries, based in Europe, South-East Asia, North America, and the Middle East. His many years of experience in interacting with key players of different industries has provided Shahzad with the ability to have a holistic view of situations at hand. Throughout it all, his top priority in his leadership career has always been to promote an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and growth mindset.

  • Sharon Cooper - Sales Representative | Commercial Sales & Leasing

    Sharon Cooper has a wealth of experience in urban retail leasing and infill land/investment property sales. For the last 10+ years she has focused on the brokerage side using her fresh outlook on real estate and trend forecasting to expose up and coming areas as retail locations for investors and tenants as well as uncovering sites for mixed use developments. One of her biggest accomplishments was recommending a building at Portland and King to a restaurant client – this sale transformed a derelict building into the highly successful and award-winning Gusto 101.

    With an education from the University of Western Ontario and a background in marketing and advertising, Sharon applies her skills and experience to increase leasing revenues for landlords and fills long vacant spaces with best in class tenancies.

    Sharon is currently a member of ULI Toronto and a Board Director for Skin Cancer Canada.