Industrial Real Estate Testimonials

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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Professionalism, diligence, integrity are high on the list of many characteristics that Ashley brings to the table. We were guided and informed every step of the way ensuring transparency and that our needs were being met in the largest transaction in our organizations history. Squarefoot have their pulse on the community and we are better for having them as partners in our current and future endeavours.

Robert Cikoja

Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity Huronia

It is with pleasure that I offer my experience with the above noted real estate team. I had Linda list and sell a commercial building on Brock St. in Barrie some time ago, with nothing but good results. She handled everything for me list and sell. She has found tenants for another building in Barrie, looked finding tenants, arranging leases and finalizing the deal. Linda, Shannon and Ashley recently listed and sold a house in Anten Mills  for my son, another well administered transaction. I have intentions of selling property I have this year and would not consider any other Real Estate people for this task. I can highly recommend this group as Realtors and now a personal friends. Call them, you will see what I mean.

Bob Morrow

Shannon  went above and beyond to help us both lease commercial property as well as sell commercial vacant land. We appreciated her calmness, solid good work and dedication to get the job done from start to finish.  It was such a comfort to know she was always on top of everything so we could focus on business. Shannon handled the transactions with professionalism, patience and integrity to get everything done in a timely and equitable manner.  We would definitely work with Shannon again and we have recommended your services to others.

Wendy Sirola

SAE Inc.

I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Loftus when purchasing a building in Barrie. Sutton Group Incentive Group represented the sellers and worked well with my agent always concerned that we were receiving all the information we required to make an informed decision on the purchase and to close the transaction. After purchase they worked with me on leasing very effectively, ensuring prospective tenants would fit into the building with existing tenants. The whole team is extremely knowledgeable in the Barrie and environs industrial real estate market.

Linda Ansell

Retired Canadian Real Estate Manager
Hove Street Properties Limited

It has been a pleasure working with Linda Loftus over these past few years and we are deeply thankful for her tireless work in helping us to secure our first location in 2005 for the common roof in Barrie.  Her insight into commercial real estate, sector trends and, most importantly, the local community, helped us tremendously as we were looking for a home to bring our vision of a shared space facility to life.   Linda has also stayed connected with our organization since that time providing help and assistance as needed.  She is a great champion to have on our side and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.  I highly recommend her to anyone or any organization looking for assistance with their real estate needs.

James Thomson

President and CEO
New Path Foundation