BJ Bhal joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2019 as a senior managing director in the firm’s Toronto office. BJ brings with him extensive commercial real estate experience, having completed more than $2 billion worth of transactions in investment sales and office leasing.
BJ brings with him a breadth of experience in seniors housing investment sales, land acquisitions and dispositions, tenant and landlord representation, lease renewals, office relocations, and acquisitions/disposition of hospitality, retail and office assets.
BJ and his partner, Dave Kalinowsky, specialize in the seniors housing, healthcare, and multi-family sectors across Canada. As specialists, BJ and Dave apply a research-based approach to the needs of their seniors housing clients. The Seniors Housing team at Newmark Knight Frank leverages its knowledge of the industry, an extensive relationship network and in-depth knowledge of local and national markets in order to ensure their clients are making informed business decisions.
BJ has provided commercial real estate services to some of North America’s most notable companies, including Bank of Montreal, Canaccord, Chartwell REIT, The Globe & Mail, SNC-Lavalin. Sunrise Senior Living, the Toronto Transit Commission, UBS, Unilever and Welltower. BJ also played a key role in the appointment and leasing of Canada’s most prestigious and iconic office tower development, CIBC Square. The experience of dealing with a diverse real estate clientele, from institutional organizations to independent investors, has armed BJ with a comprehensive perspective on the real estate market. He is a highly effective and engaged broker who adds value and seeks to provide service excellence on every assignment.
Partial Client List
- Bank of Montreal (BMO)
- Chartwell REIT
- Crowe Soberman
- The Globe & Mail
- Ivanhoe Cambridge
- RSM Canada
- Sunrise Senior Living
- NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter
- Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO)
- Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB)
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