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From establishing the ideal tenant profile to building custom marketing packages and signage, we work with Developers and Landlords to merchandise their retail space with the most appropriate operators and brands.

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Whether you’re looking for your first bricks and mortar location or expanding across the country we strategize to position your

brand for success. 



With almost 30 years of experience in retail leasing we have seen it all. We’ve worked with ownership and development at all stages of construction, establishing a merchandising plan to create the best retail experience.


120 Modern  •  134 Peter Bar & Grill  •  7-Eleven  •  Adidas

Alimento Fine Food Emporium  •  Allen Edmonds  •  Allied Properties REIT  •  AllSaints

Amazon Indoor Playground  •  American Apparel  •  Andrews  •  Apple

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools  •  Aritzia  •  Asics  •  Atelier  •  Atria Development Corp

Au Lit Fine Linens  •  Baker Berry's  •  Bamboo  •  Ben & Jerry's  •  Ben McNally Books

Bibab Express  •  Bikes on Wheels  •  Black's   •  Blackstone Real Estate Advisors

Brant House  •  Brassaii  •  Brookfield Properties  •  Brooks Brothers  •  Buca

Bumpkins  •  Burger King  •  CAA  •  Calvin Klein Jeans  •  Calvin Klein Underwear

Canada Post  •  Canadian Blood Services  •  Caphalon Culinary Centre  •  Carbon Bar

Casa Cucina  •  CC Lounge  •  CD Capital Parnets  •  Christian Dior  •  Cinnabon

Clarins Skin Spas  •  Crown Realty Partners  •  Crush Wine Bar

Cumberland Private Wealth Management  •  DeBoer's  •  Design Within Reach

Desjardins Credit Union  •  Distrikt  •  Dollarama  •  Dominion

Downtown Kids Academy  •  East Side Mario's  •  Ecoitaly Interiors

Elite Model Management  •  Esplanade Bier Markt  •  Fast Fresh Foods  •  FedEx Office

Fine Wine Reserves  •  Fionn MacCool's  •  Firkin Pubs  •  Forno Cultura

Four Seasons Fur  •  GNC  •  Gucci  •  Guess  •  Hakin Optical  •  Hammam Spa

Hermes  •  Hero Certified Burgers  •  Hip Baby  •  House of Blues

Howards Storage World  •  I E Interiors Inc.  •  Ilori  •  Indian Motorcucle Dealership

Indigo Books  •  Indoors & Out  •  INK Entertainment  •  Intermix  •  International News

Italinteriors  •  Izakaya  •  Izzy Camilleri Designs  •  Jack Astor's

Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar  •  Juice Works  •  Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

KingSett Captial  •  La Prep  •  Listen Up! Canada Hearing Clinics  •  Lucian  •  Maro

Maverick Studio for Men  •  Michael's Baguette  •  Mini Cooper Dealership

MoRoCo Chocolat  •  National Bank  •  Nickels Restaurant + Bar  •  Nota Bene

Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp.  •  Patagonia  •  Pickle Barrel  •  Planet Organic

Pravda Vodka Bar  •  Randstad  •  Real Sports Bar & Grill

Richard St. John Associates  •  Richtree Market Restaurants  •  RioCan REIT

Rodney's Oyster House  •  Ruth's Chris Steak House  •  Sandwich Box

Save the Children  •  Scaramouche  •  Second Cup  •  Serenite  •  Shoppers Drug Mart

Sirius Satellite Radio  •  Slate Properties  •  Sobeys  •  Solaris Jewellers

SOMA Chocolatemaker  •  Splendido  •  Spring Rolls  •  Stacaro

SubZera & Wolf Showroom  •  Swarovski  •  SweetLuLu  •  Swiss Chalet  •  Szechuan 88

Tall Girl  •  Taylor's Outdoor Gear  •  The Acton Leather Company  •  The Boathouse

The Carly  •  The Goldman Group  •  The Market by Longo's  •  The Running Room

The Sultan's Tent & Café Moroc  •  The Templar Hotel  •  The UPS Store  •  Tim Hortons

Timothy's Coffee  •  Totus Life Science  •  Westbank Hospitality Group  •  Winners

Wolford  •  WVRST  •  Zwilling JA Henckels

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Steven Alikakos

president & broker of record

Steven has more than 25 years of retail real estate experience and brings in-depth knowledge of retail leasing and investment sales. He has an exceptional track record and is recognized as one of the premier retail real estate professionals in Canada.

Prior to joining Three Sixty Collective and launching Koolspace, he led the expansion of RKF into Canada and prior to that was Senior Vice President & Senior Manager at DTZ Barnicke where he managed DTZ’s retail department across Canada.

Steven has worked on several high-profile redevelopment projects in Toronto including many urban redevelopment projects. Recent assignments have included the remerchandising of GWL Realty Advisors’ College Park, North York City Centre, Commerce Court and Southcore Financial Centre; Allied REIT’s REX Award winning ‘King West Central’, comprised of the Ground and Lower Floors of the restored Brick and Beam warehouses on King Street West, and their ‘Downtown East’ portfolio surrounding the historic St. Lawrence Market; CD Capital Partner’s retail at Yonge and Eglinton; Westmont Hospitality Group’s Fairmont Hotels across Canada, the redevelopment and leasing of Brookfield Properties’ Brookfield Place, Hudson’s Bay Centre, First Canadian Place, Queen’s Quay Terminal and The Atrium on Bay; Slate Properties’ Bay Street portfolio; and KingSett Capital’s Bloor Street portfolio.

Steven’s retail clients have included but are not limited to Christian Louboutin, INK Entertainment, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Asics, Brooks Brothers, Andrews, Ben & Jerry’s, Lacoste, Impact Kitchen and Clarins Skin Spas.

Most recently, Steven’s team oversaw the merchandising and planning of all the key aspects of the retail for The Well, RioCan and Allied REIT’s new 3,000,000 SF development.

Professional Associations

Real Estate Council of Ontario

International Council of Shopping Centres

Previously sat on the St. Lawrence Market Precinct Advisory Committee

Tara joins the Koolspace team as the Production and Marketing Specialist, bringing with her 10 years of experience in commercial advertising followed by 5 years in retail specific real estate marketing.

After studying Photography and Graphic Design at OCAD University, Tara joined the award winning photography & film agency Westside Studio, specializing in commercial, music and entertainment advertising. Before joining Koolspace, Tara spent time with Toronto’s boutique retail firm, RKF, as Graphic and Marketing Specialist.

Tara’s experience comes from creating captivating marketing packages for both properties for lease as well as tenants looking to expand in the market. Using a variety of tools and resources she will develop a current picture of the market and assist in creating an ideal tenant profile. From there a custom marketing package will be created appropriately targeting tenants through direct mail, email marketing and social media advertising.

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