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Peter Kobayashi

Principal & Broker of Record

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My corporate real estate career began in 1987 at Knowlton Realty, a firm known for having the best training in the country. Today, my business is characterised by three ideals: 1) the client above all else; 2) embracing creative solutions; and 3) continually expanding real estate and business competence. I have an MBA from The Richard Ivey School of Business.

Over my career, I have represented many notable corporations; McKinsey & Company, Mead Corporation, Hilroy Canada, Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal, Swatch Group and Quest Software among them. I represented a major global property owner, leasing and marketing their large Toronto office development for two decades – meaning I understand how landlord’s work and think – a significant tool when representing tenants. A few of my achievements are:

  • McKinsey & Company, the premier global management consulting firm, retained me to craft a ground-breaking private/institutional real estate partnerships to house their 60,000 sf head office on Charles Street on the University of Toronto campus.

  • Leveraging a chance meeting on a train from Budapest to Prague into a 60,000 square foot off-the-radar lease transaction.

  • Recommending a no-go strategy for Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson), the leading Human Resource consultants, the advice eventually translating into seven-figure savings for the client’s Montreal office.

  • Launched the Canadian business of LaSalle Partners in 1997 (now JLL, NYSE:JLL) with Cityspace partner Laurence Himel.


Tenant Representation (Office & Industrial)
Investment & Advisory

M.B.A. – The Richard Ivey School of Business
Licensed Ontario Real Estate Broker