Ashley has represented my company and I in 4 real estate transactions in recent years. The first transaction, in 2018, was for a small aggregate vacant land parcel that we were able to secure with only a few bumps along the way. Ashley was able to work through this transaction to finalize it fairly easily and quickly.

The real challenge was throughout the better part of 2020 and the global Pandemic. Ashley was working with a national charity client to sell their current building and help them relocate within the city. Space was limited, and options were scarce, so locating a new storefront / office proved difficult. After months of researching, she successfully located a suitable potential off market location for the Tenant. As she was aware that I was looking to expand my investment portfolio, Ashley approached me with the strong business case to make an offer. 

The building was owned by a national, Board governed firm and, throughout, negotiations were challenging. The Seller needed to achieve a set price, by a set date, and needed to negotiate a leaseback for a portion of the building. The onset of COVID only complicated the process further. As the value in the opportunity was worth working through, Ashley stuck it out and worked through several obstacles creatively to get to a firm deal. After 8 months of correspondence, not only did Ashley, with Shannon’s assistance, manage to navigate to completion of the purchase AND leaseback with the Seller, but also secured two leases, including her national charitable tenant into the new space for a 10-year lease, creating a strong addition to my portfolio and a great relationship for future projects.

I would not hesitate to recommend Ashley and the Squarefoot Commercial Group for any commercial real estate project that may need undertaking. The quick, creative thinking, attention to detail and education between these ladies becomes obvious and invaluable almost immediately.

John Duivenvoorden

Friden Land Corporation

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Ashley was there when we needed her most. Without her help, Shak’s World Community Centre would not be the reality that it has become. Her dedication to her job and her clients is very obvious, as she makes you feel like her priority. She is pleasant and very easy to work with and anybody would be lucky to have the pleasure of working with her. She helped to make this stressful process much easier and it was calming to know we were in competent hands with Ashley. Thanks for helping us achieve our dream!

Thanks for being so great with us,

Vanessa McDougall

Shak’s World Community Centre

Ashley is a strong individual. We did 3 transactions with her over the last 3 months or so both professionally at our office and personally with the sale and purchase of our home! She has great attention to detail and her communication with the seller’s agents and our landlords was clear and supportive of our best interests. Ashley saved us A LOT of money and frustration in the end. Thanks so much Ash! Glad you were in our corner! 🙂

Andrew & Ashley L.

The Fireplace Stop

I am writing this letter to express my pleasure in working with Ashley Polischuik, who represented Barrie Housing on the recent lease of our new head office space.

Ashley was very diligent and listened to our requests, not only as a growing organization, but also the specific requirements that come with being a not for profit social housing provider.  Not only did we need more office space, but we also had to consider the availability and access for our tenants.  She was very quick to provide us with several different available spaces that more than satisfied our needs. 

I found Ashley to be a highly attentive agent, almost as though Barrie Housing was her only customers, although that was not the case.  She advocated for the organization and negotiated a contract that made both Barrie Housing and the Lessor happy.

Ashley guided us through the entire process and made the experience very smooth and stress-free.  I would highly recommend Ashley Polischuik to anyone looking to lease a commercial property.

Mary Anne Denny-Lusk, Hons. BAcc., CPA, CA, CIHCM

Acting Executive Director
Barrie Housing

I wanted to take a moment to thank Ashley for all the hard work she put into Unique Ink Custom Tattooing. Ashley managed to get us into our new shop space even after we had gone through a rough patch during the Pandemic. Without skipping a beat, she helped us successfully get opened back up. Thank you so much for the trust and hard work and caring of about our situation. We are extremely thankful and would recommend her for anyone looking for a place to buy or lease.

Chris Scaglione

Unique Ink Custom Tattooing