Squarefoot Commercial Group Testimonials
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We strive is to create Intensification - Investment – Industrial – Industrial VL – Land Development – Opportunities throughout our Region
I have known and worked with Linda the squarefoot.ca team for many years. Professional real estate agents that are detailed in their research and have widespread experience in a range of property types are invaluable to appraisers. We look forward to continuing our professional relationship for many years to come.
Andrew, Thompson and Associates Ltd.
I have been associated and have worked with Linda and her team for over 15 years. She has portrayed the highest level of integrity and professionalism throughout the years. In addition, she has a vast knowledge of the markets she deals in, along with an expansive understanding of all aspects of the real estate business. I have always been more than pleased with our dealings and the outcome when she has played a role.
Vice President Development
Otis Group of Companies
I have had the privilege of working with Linda and Shannon for many years. They are two very capable professionals who always deal in an ethical, imaginative and straight forward manner.
They put their clients first. They are passionate at what they do.
Linda and Shannon facilitate the completion of transactions by being team players, advancing their clients interests with other agents, accountants and lawyers and by keeping everyone ‘in the loop’.
They show a willingness to change and adapt where necessary and make the time to continually develop their professional skills.
I would recommend Squarefoot without hesitation.
Industrial, Investment, Land Development, Tenant Representation
Squarefoot has the ability to make complex commercial transactions into straight forward deals – their insight is amazing!
John R. Cockburn QC
Shannon and the Squarefoot team worked diligently in structuring a very complicated real estate transaction. Shannon was able to bring multiple groups at the table and together formulate a deal that satisfied everyone. I recommend Shannon and the Squarefoot team for any commercial real estate transaction.
Rock Solid Supply
Squarefoot.ca’s experience and professionalism helped us realize our vision. Linda and Shannon have extensive knowledge in the local market conditions. I would highly recommend Squarefoot.ca for any of your commercial or industrial real estate needs.
Nobleton Truck Centre Ltd.
I have been in the Real Estate business for 48 years and have known Linda for at least half of those years, I have had many dealings with her over those many years and I would have to say that 99% of those deals ended up to the satisfaction of all clients involved and in the end we made a couple bucks. Linda has always been straight above board and calls an ace as it is and without the need to sugar coat it. Honesty has always been her main objective. She treats others as she would like to be treated. Good Luck in all that you do.
Re/max Hallmark Chay Reality in Barrie
Family Asset Succession Planning, Industrial, Industrial Vacant Land
I first met Linda Loftus thirty seven years ago when we both started our Real Estate careers at the local office of a large. successful , well known, country wide Real Estate Company. Within a short time we both moved on, Linda to specialize in Commercial Real Estate and I started my own Residential Real Estate Company.
I have always respected Linda as a honest, knowledgeable, ethical and very professional Realtor. I have sought her opinion when I had any question about Commercial Real Estate.
When it was the time for me to sell an Industrial Building my company owned, I sought Linda’s help. She assisted me in finding a buyer and guided me through the entire procedure to a successful closing. I would highly recommend that no one should venture into the world of Commercial Real Estate without enlisting Linda’s expertise.
Elaine McCron Real Estate Inc.
I have dealt with Linda and her team for over 33 years in senior executive rolls spanning 4 different companies which is a true testament to her service offering and dedication to customer retention.
Linda, Shannon and Ashley, are very well informed on market conditions whether it is a buy or sell and provide clients with strong data analytics to make good informed decisions.
I believe as a boutique operation they provide their clients with creative solutions leading to profitable results.
I have no issue in referring this group business and have done so repeatedly.
Vice President Business Finance
Allandale Mortgage Services
Some thirty years ago we purchased our first building in Barrie. The real estate agent for the seller was Linda Loftus. To my surprise, Linda seemed concerned that I was just as satisfied with the deal as her client. Since that time Linda, Shannon and Ashley have represented us on a number of acquisitions and in each case we felt confident that we were receiving the best possible advise.
If you need expert Commercial Real Estate advise we would highly recommend Squarefoot.
Paintline Products Inc.
I had the pleasure of working with Linda on a couple of transactions with two of our large corporate clients: Aviva Canada Inc. and Investors Group Financial Services Inc. I was extremely impressed with Linda’s knowledge of the market, attention to detail, and great analytical skills (she holds a CCIM designation). Her negotiation skills are second to none. She has an in-depth understanding of our corporate clients’ needs and objectives. She always gets the best results. I recommend Linda to all my C&W colleagues who have client requirements in Barrie and the surrounding area.
Senior Director, Global Occupier Services Canada
Cushman & Wakefield
Although I do not deal in commercial real estate, as a lawyer, I go to Linda and her team for her advice and knowledge.
Barrister & Solicitor
I have known & worked with Linda & her company for decades, literally, and found her to be honest, hard-working, knowledgeable in her field & well-connected. In a most recent challenging transaction, her diligence and that of her associates [Shannon and Ashley] has made for exceptional results.
Wilsons, The Law Practice
I have been a proud associate of Linda and Squarefoot for many years. What sets their group apart is relentless attention to detail.
Successful closed transactions first need deep research and analytical skill sets, which are a trademark of Squarefoot.
Squarefoot continues to be a “Value Add” leader in commercial real estate in Simcoe County and beyond.
Royal Lepage Lakes of Muskoka Realty Inc., Brokerage
Family Asset Succession Planning, Industrial, Industrial Vacant Land, Intensification, Land Development
Only one name comes to mind whenever real estate listings or information is required, Squarefoot.ca. I have known Linda for over 30 years, she and the squarefoot team are extremely experienced and aware of everything going on in the area. I always direct people whether local or from out of town to Linda and her team. They are the best source for available industrial real estate.
Mintent’s team recently and suddenly grew, changing our office space requirements very quickly. With a limited amount of time to dedicate to searching for a new office, we reached out to Squarefoot. Shannon and Linda efficiently compiled a roster of potential spaces for us based on our requirements. They took the guesswork out of the entire process and negotiated strongly on our behalf. Team Squarefoot help us seal our deal within a week. I highly recommend them. Their market knowledge is superb!
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.
President and CEO
New Path Foundation
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.
Retired Canadian Real Estate Manager
Hove Street Properties Limited
Just over four years ago my brother and I ventured into the commercial real estate market in search of specific properties. Shannon and the Squarefoot team answered all our questions and alleviated any concerns we had. They also went above and beyond researching market trends and making suggestions on other properties and ideas on what to develop them into and even locate/suggest potential commercial tenants that they had contacts too. Several purchases later we continue to be more than satisfied by the teams experience and highly recommend the whole team for any and all expert commercial real estate advice and acquisitions.
One happy client.
Christian and Matthias
The knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail demonstrated by Linda, Shannon and the Squarefoot team is outstanding. These skill sets and their dedication to achieving a fair and equitable outcome are key components in getting complex transactions to the finish line. Whether acquiring a new project, selling an asset or providing the latest current market intelligence and advice Linda and Shannon are important and valued members of our team.
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.
I have been practicing Commercial , Industrial and Investment Real Estate now for a few decades and have dealt with hundreds of different Realtors over the years. I have had many successful transactions with Squarefoot over the years and in dealing with the principals of Squarefoot I can honestly say is second to none when it comes to Knowledge, Ethics and Credibility. I have witnessed some Realtors that may put their own interests ahead of clients or co-operating brokers, this is not the mindset of Squarefoot, thus making it a win, win scenario for all concerned. The Principals of Squarefoot are somewhat unique and their clients are in very reputable hands.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Centre
Linda Loftus and her team have an excellent understanding of what is going on in Barrie. They have a finger on the pulse of the Barrie real estate market and have been a great asset to our organziation.
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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity Huronia
I really value Linda and Shannon of Squarefoot (have not done much with Ashley but she is awesome too). Before I mention why, I have to say my appreciation for Linda specifically starts back in the day when I knew almost nothing about land or farms. A client really wanted me to list their $2 million family farm and I was in over my head. I knew Linda was the Big Dog in town so rather than going alone, I asked Linda to co-list it with me. Well that was one of the smartest things I did as I got to learn from the best and our friendship only grew from there (I still think she is a Big Dog today!) Shannon and I have great history as well. We have done nothing but great business together (most recently in fall of 2019 on a tough deal) as we look after our respective clients best interests and yet are always able to work through the “Not so easy stuff” with creative solutions! To be clear they are my competitors but they are also my friends and love that the best of the best are always only a phone call away.
Sale Rep, RE/MAX Hallmark Chay
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.
Unique Ink Custom Tattooing
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
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
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,
Shak’s World Community Centre
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.
Friden Land Corporation