Urban Retail Market


Arlin Markowitz

Arlin Markowitz founded the Urban Retail Team when he joined CBRE in 2015 and continues to lead it today.  The team consists of 7 members and has a market-dominant position in downtown Toronto. Through his 16-year real estate career in both leasing and sales, he’s burnished a reputation as the city’s premier urban retail specialist… View Article

July 7, 2017

Alex Edmison

Alex Edmison, along with his seven-person strong Urban Retail Team, specializes in the sale and leasing of high street retail and mixed-use properties in Downtown Toronto. Over his 14-year career at CBRE, Alex has leased over 3 million SF of space for a total consideration in excess of $1.2 billion and has sold over $300… View Article

July 6, 2017

Jackson Turner

Joining the CBRE Urban Retail Team in 2014, Jackson specializes in the leasing and sales of properties in downtown Toronto. He has quickly grown from representing smaller tenants to large scale businesses on many of Toronto’s high streets. With a sharp eye for trends in retail, Jackson is focused and passionate on introducing both cutting… View Article

July 5, 2017

Teddy Taggart

Teddy joined the Urban Retail Team in 2017 where he focuses on street front investment sales and leasing. Teddy offers his clients a unique perspective through his involvement and engagement in the full street front retail lifecycle. Whether it’s acquisition, re-position, leasing or disposition, Teddy provides first-class service from start to finish. Teddy, alongside the… View Article

July 4, 2017

Emily Everett

Joining the Urban Retail Team in 2021, Emily focuses on place making and merchandising in mixed used developments as well as working with many emerging retail brands in Toronto to assist with their strategic growth. Born and raised in Toronto, Emily has watched the city’s urban landscape grow and closely follows local retail brands in… View Article

June 2, 2017

Kaitlyn Filip

​Kaitlyn Filip joined the CBRE team in early 2014. With a background in urban and regional planning coupled with a sharp eye for metropolitan style, she works with the Urban Retail and Investment Properties Team with the aim to bring even more life to the streets of Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Urban and… View Article

July 1, 2017

Cynthia Avila

Cynthia Avila joined the CBRE team in late 2021, specializing in administrative and clerical tasks. With a background in commercial real estate and 10+ years experience in customer relations, she works with the Urban Retail Team to support them as needed and to ensure their daily operations and procedures are organized. She holds an Office… View Article

Cynthia Avila
July 15, 2022

Hark Aggawal

Hark joins us as Toronto Downtown’s Senior Financial Analyst. Hark previously worked at Sunlife Investment Management as an Analyst and prior to that at Canadian Tire, Real Estate Development Finance / CT REIT as Analyst. Hark graduated from Schulich School of Business with his BBA and specialized in Finance & Accounting with Real Estate. Hark… View Article

May 3, 2017