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, 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.
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 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 commercial production facility Westside Studio. Working alongside photographer Matt Barnes as his producer she specialized in advertising, music and entertainment, producing shoots for National brands such as Air Canada, Ronald McDonald House, Budweiser, Jagermeister, Molson and Red Bull to name a few and working with people like Drake, Jason Priestley, Robert Herjavec, Megan Markle and John Tavares. She wore many hats in this role diversifying her experience once becoming a stop motion animator for The Sheepdogs Feeling Good music video which landed them a Juno Award for Video of the Year and assisting with the digital imaging for National campaigns for clients like Ikea and Durex.
Recently Tara has been focusing on commercial retail real estate leasing as a Graphic and Marketing Specialist. Her 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 has become proficient in direct mail and email marketing as well as targeted social media advertising.
In addition to marketing Tara supports the team with market research. Using a variety of resources she will develop a current picture of the market and assist in creating an ideal tenant profile.