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Upcoming conferences

Rocket Team Members attend ICSC events each year in Whistler, Montreal and Toronto.

If you would like to meet a member of our team, you can contact us for a meeting at one of these conferences.

Read more about ICSC Events on the ICSC website.

Three New Rocket Team Members

July 2018 - We have recently welcomed three new members to the Rocket Team in our Toronto Office: Janis MacDougall, Dan Balkos and Drew McGowen. You can read more about their extensive commercial real estate experience on our Team page. Put them to work for you!

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Julia Lim joins the Rocket Team

April 2017 - We are happy to welcome a very experienced retailer, Julia Lim, to the Rocket Team. Julia has 7 years of experience in corporate real estate, working for brokerages such as CBRE and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (formerly known as Brookfield Johnson Controls). She has worked on client accounts such as Infrastructure Ontario and CIBC.

Julia is a graduate of York University with a diverse resume of experience including property management and real estate transactions. She is fluent in multiple languages including Cantonese and Mandarin.

Rocket Welcomes Alexandra Godwin to the Team

March 2017 - We are pleased to announce that Alexandra Godwin has joined the Rocket Team.

Alexandra brings experience from both the landlord and tenant side of a transaction from her previous capacity with a national brokerage and a regional property management firm. Her experience to date in commercial leasing, property management and market research has supported the conclusion of a variety of new, renewal and relocation real estate transactions across Canada.

As an active member of ICSC she regularly attend events and education seminars, networking with industry contacts to keep informed of the latest trends driving the market.

Alex is newly married and enjoys a variety of activities including golfing, cooking & baking, snowboarding, camping and adventures with her dog.

Rocket Retail Celebrates First 2 years!

October 2010 - The past two years have been an incredibly fun and busy time since the formation of the Rocket Retail Advisory. A partnership of several best-in-class retail real estate focused brokerages located across Canada that came together in 2008 to offer a fresh alternative to the retail tenant and retail landlord representation industry.

The idea was frankly simple, but powerful! Decentralize, and establish the Rocket Retail Advisory network across Canada with the best “on the ground” regional retail experts to help clients grow their business. The idea of a national partnership of established industry professionals from several well known regional firms, working together under a common banner and philosophy, with a strong clients-first strategy, was an idea whose time had come.

Rocket Retail Advisory was established in the Fall of 2008 and the easy to recall catchy brand name quickly caught on in Canadian retail real estate circles. The Advisory network grew quickly with four original offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax; Edmonton and Calgary were soon to follow. 

The team consists of 24 broker team members that use the Rocket Retail Advisory name across Canada. All members are long established and recognized industry professionals most with 20+ years of commercial real estate experience.

Rocket Retail Advisory has an extensive and growing client mandate list of top retailers, restaurateurs and service concepts. The Landlord client list is expanding as building owners across Canada recognize and depend on the Rocket brand. The recently announced exclusive affiliation with Retail Brokers Network in the USA further expands the reach and influence on the continental retail real estate landscape.