The Behar Group is comprised of four highly integrated service components, each covering all relevant asset classes: Landlord Services; Tenant Representation; Acquisition/Disposition (Capital Markets); and Advisory Services.
One of the unique benefits of Behar is that these divisions are not siloed and separate; rather, they are fully integrated with each other. This close interaction creates synergies that have led to many successful transactions for our clients.
By sharing resources, leads, knowledge and expertise between our various components, we can ensure that our team has the market intelligence to secure the best opportunities for the sale or lease of properties. We believe this bona fide integration between our components to be unique in the industry, and we maintain that this type of collaboration can benefit any real estate project.
If you are a property owner or business owner, and you need commercial real estate services, we are here to help!
Our team works closely with our landlord clients to devise and implement the best strategy both for securing the right tenants at the right time, and for actualizing assets’ value potential. We represent landlords across all asset classes including retail, office, and industrial.
Our services include:
- Acquisition & disposition
- Investment analysis
- Highest & best-use assessment
- Mixed-use & urban redevelopment
- Retail real estate strategy
- Project management
- Asset management
- Tenant coordination
- Lease negotiation
- Retail lease projections
“For years, I have worked closely together with The Behar Group on many real estate transactions. They are not only knowledgeable; they are reliable and detail-oriented. I would highly recommend The Behar Group for their experience, professionalism, and proﬁciency in the real estate industry.”
– Jack Eisenberger | President, Fieldgate Developments
We are one of the most active retail leasing brokerages in Canada. Our team is highly connected to the local and national retailer communities, and we would exhaust those relationships in the pursuit of the best possible tenancies for your project. With the synergies created by the close interaction between our Tenant Services Team and Landlord Services Team, we are often able to enhance the exposure of our listings to Tenants that our team represents. And that’s an important benefit of Behar.
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We have cultivated a team of experts across all asset classes within our landlord services department, including the buying, selling and leasing of office spaces within the urban and suburban market including specialized properties such as medical facilities.
Our dynamic industrial landlord services team helps industrial property developers and owners secure the best quality tenants and negotiate the most favorable terms for landlords in the fastest possible time. Our expertise covers the full industrial spectrum from distribution centers to life sciences facilities, cold storage, precision automated manufacturing and more.
We help business owners secure the right locations for their companies to thrive and retain their workforce. Our team’s accessible, attentive, and personal style ensures passionate advocacy on behalf of our tenant clients, supported by the full depth and breadth of our experience.
We represent tenants across all asset classes including retail, office, medical, industrial, hospitality, automotive, life sciences and technology. Whether renewing, locating, or relocating a single site (or multiple sites) for a regional or national rollout, our team embraces our clients’ unique needs to help secure the right location. Our services include:
- Market assessment
- Consulting services
- Site selection
- Business sales
- Lease negotiation
- Enclosed mall services
- Design consulting
- Construction management
- Retail & restaurant roll-out strategy
“SportClips Canada works with brokers across Canada. The Behar Group is easily the most responsive and effective broker we use. Their relationships were essential in educating landlords about our new concept. I highly recommend The Behar Group to any franchisor that is looking for the most effective broker in Ontario!”
– Mark Schiffner | Chief Executive Ofﬁcer, SportClips Canada
We have been very active in the representation of tenants within retail spaces that form part of new and existing Mixed-Use Retail Developments, Office Towers, Malls, Universities, Hospitals, Transit Hubs, and Hotels. Our extensive experience with urban and suburban retail and everyday-need tenancies in neighbourhood shopping environments is second to none in Ontario.
There is a unique advantage behind our success in securing locations for our tenant clients in enclosed shopping centres and in urban and suburban retail properties. That key is the depth of our relationships with the landlord and Brokerage community. When The Behar Group calls, they answer, not only because of the personal relationships we have, but because of the successful past dealings and the quality and quantity of tenants we represent.
Whether you’re the CEO or CFO of a small start-up or a large public company, our team understands your needs and can provide you with the data to support your office procurement decisions.
Every office occupier has unique and individual needs. The layout of their space. Their style. The proximity to transit for their workforce. The amenities they would like in suite. There are so many factors that need to be taken into consideration. We then scour the market for the most suitable options for our clients to consider and assist them in negotiating the most favorable lease terms possible. If you are looking to relocate or expand your business, we can help find your next ideal location.
Medical leasing can be complex. Our team understands the nuanced requirements of medical specializations from complex plumbing needs for dental clinics to modern air handling and filtration systems. Our broker team addresses each individual issue when representing you in the real estate market. We often say in real estate that we’re not saving lives – we’ll leave that to you!
The industrial market today is hotter than ever. Whether you’re looking for 5,000 SF or 500,000 SF, you need a broker who knows the on-and-off-market opportunities and can advise you how to safely and strategically secure the right facility to service your business needs. Let us be your advocate and representative.
Your Vision. Our Expertise.
We are actively involved in bringing some of the most iconic restaurants to the Canadian real estate market. Some notable restaurant brands that we are currently in partnership with include Fogo de Chão, Don Alfonso 1890, Sunnys Chinese, Lee Restaurant and National Basketball Association (NBA) Courtside Restaurant. Additionally, we have decades of food & beverage operational experience. We maintain both local and international relationships with top-notch and celebrity chefs. We have extensive experience with restaurant franchises as well as corporate restaurant chains and we have a deep understanding of the development process in foodservice from real estate to franchising to construction to operations and to store opening.
Many of our strongest brokers have a background in food service, hospitality and entertainment. Our knowledge of the nuances in these businesses make our team exceptional brand ambassadors for our hospitality and F&B clients and customers.
As a full-service commercial brokerage, we often represent Buyers and Sellers in the acquisition and disposition of commercial property. Whether we have been retained to buy or sell an asset, we diligently analyze all relevant data to assist our client to source or market and then negotiate the best possible transaction terms.
Change is the one constant we can always rely on in the commercial real estate marketplace. The need or desire for disposition projects can be triggered by bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, underperforming business, relocations, downsizings, change in space and layout requirements, or the availability of more suitable locations. Using The Behar Group’s vast network of landlords, tenants, and real estate investors, we develop innovative solutions that work for all parties.
“As a boutique ﬁrm, The Behar Group has continued to impress. They have a great reputation and have signiﬁcant contacts at all levels within the Canadian commercial real estate industry. Since our inception, they have sold us property and have secured numerous tenants for our portfolio.”
– Edward Sonshine | Chief Executive Ofﬁcer (Retired), Riocan
The Behar Group has cultivated a team of land sale experts with exceptional developer and builder contacts. Our experience covers the full spectrum from farm land, employment lands, urban mid and high density development land, complex assemblies, to small in-fill townhome projects. When selling land, our team has the necessary skills, experience, tools, dedication and professionalism to facilitate any trade. In addition, some of our most notable past transaction occurs when we bridge the relationship gap for an exciting “off market trade” representing the buyer or seller, neither or both. Some notable sample can be seen below:
Location: 777 Dundas Street East, Toronto | Client: Audi Canada Grand Touring Autos | Site Area: 2 acres | Result: Premium luxury car dealership with DVP exposure
Location: 2135 Sheppard Ave. E. & 299 Yorkland Blvd, Toronto | Client: Don Howson Holdings Limited Hiltin Hills Development Inc. Sold To: Tribute Communities | Site Area: 5 acres | Result: 1.2 million SF mixed use development with purpose built rental, condo and retail
Location: Marilyn Monroe Towers (Absolute Condos), Mississauga | Client: Sun Life, Sold To: Cityzen/Fernbrook | Site Area: 2 acres | Result: 1.9 million SF iconic mixed-use development with condo, retail and office
Location: Sheppard Avenue West & Allen Road, Toronto | Client: Idomo, Sold To: Liberty Development Corporation | Site Area: 2 acres | Result: 1.3 million SF mixed-use development with condo and retail
Our office investment sales professionals have a custom-tailored approach to the ever-evolving office market. We understand that each business has unique requirements and desires. Whether its an end-user purchaser looking for an office condo, or a multi-tenant investment property, or an institutional purchaser looking to add or subtract from its portfolio, we have the knowledge and skills to help make it happen We customize our approach to the needs of our client and our experience in office leasing for landlords and tenants provides invaluable insights for purchasers and sellers in this asset class.
Industrial land and building are now the hottest asset class with surging demand from developers, the life sciences industry, manufacturing and last-mile distribution. Our team of Industrial professionals works with our user/investor purchaser clients and customers to identify opportunities that meet their individual requirements before they become public. We help clients navigate major industrial transactions with our in-depth understanding of market conditions.
On the selling side, we must maintain active contact with the buyer and brokerage community and be able to qualify the purchaser to ensure they will close the sale. With global marketing reach, data and the new-tech tools necessary to handle complex and sensitive trades, The Behar Group can offer a hands-on quality of service which is second to none.
Our team has the skills, tools and network necessary to thrive in this asset class, which requires a sensitivity to the mindset of both institutional investors and multi-generational owners. Our experts can help with acquisition, disposition, market studies, asset management and more. Please reach out to us directly for further details.
We have a long history of helping to drive the automotive business. Virtually every major automotive manufacturer has mandated us, as well as a great many dealers. As a result, we have been instrumental in the creation of trade areas, the development of ‘auto malls’, and the amalgamation, consolidation and disposition of troubled North American dealerships.
One of our most important strengths has been in advising on, selling, and leasing high-profile mixed-use urban developments throughout the Greater Toronto Area as both a listing and co-operating brokerage. Our transactions have included World on Yonge by Liberty Development (Yonge & Doncaster, Thornhill), Central Park (14 acre mixed-use development by Law Development Group at Yonge & Clark), Metropolis at Metro Place by Liberty Development (Sheppard & Allen Road), the ANdAZ Hotel at Mizrahi Developments’ The One, the Loblaws City Market / T&T Supermarket at College Condos by Tribute Communities, Ricarda’s Restaurant at Allied Development’s QRC West, the Sonder Hotel & Mother Tongue at the former Templar Hotel, and Absolute World Condos by Cityzen & Fernbrook (Mississauga City Centre), among many others.
Being a market leader in retail leasing and the sale of mid & high density development land in the GTA has made us the ideal broker partner for plaza owners looking towards the eventual sale of their asset. Whether selling through an on or off-market process, our team’s contacts and experience proves invaluable.
In addition, our market knowledge provides us with insights to assist purchaser clients looking for cash flow-based retail investments, especially if they are looking to uncover unseen value by improved lease-up strategies, or strategic capital improvements. If you are thinking of buying or selling retail, you should call #teambehar.
Our clients, including tenants and property owners, have come to rely on our strategic advice, valuation, planning, and ongoing project management. They count on us to work closely with them to maximize value.
We actively utilize our knowledge, experience, contacts and relationships to optimize asset value on projects throughout Canada, whether on a single asset or portfolio-wide basis. Often, we are asked to assemble or join a team of licensed and trusted advisors. Our expertise lies in real estate market experience and brokerage, working with other experts in areas including law, accounting, architecture, cost consulting, design, and municipal planning. We pride ourselves on our professional and collaborative approach, leading to strong relationships with property managers, asset management companies, developers, landlords, tenants, and other brokerages.
- Redevelopment Services
- Lease Restructuring
- Real Estate Disposition
- Real Estate Valuation – Leasing
- Asset & Property Management
- Lease Audits
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“I’ve had the opportunity to work with many brokers throughout North America and the team at The Behar Group consistently provides best-in-class market knowledge, access to top decision makers, and advice based on what’s best for their clients. They’ve earned our trust.”
– Eric Termansen | President, Western Retail Advisors
Knowledge is power, and in real estate, up to the minute market knowledge is the most powerful insight of all. Our robust research department delivers detailed market/competitor/demographic mapping. We study where all asset class draws exist within each market, and then look at the distribution of direct competitors to find spaces that best suit our clients. We conduct custom thematic mapping of yearly updated estimates of demographic variables (Environics) in every Canadian market, from residential population to daytime population, to specific ethnicities, and our data is presented at the lowest level of data aggregation and visualization possible.
We are often asked to oversee and manage projects from start to finish while advising and consulting on various aspects of project development. In development situations (for tenants or for property developers), we very often participate from an early stage and oversee the project through the initial sale, re-zoning, planning and site plan approval stages into design, development, leasing and sales.
Asset & Property Management
Our knowledge of all aspects of the real estate industry, including leasing, operations, finance, development, and property management, has given us a proven track record in value creation. We assist clients through professional asset management and property management of assets in all classes, including retail, industrial and office. We are skilled at providing both short-term and long-term asset management strategies to ensure that a client is maximining the value of their real estate assets.