JR Mercantile is a boutique Commercial Real Estate Brokerage and Advisory firm in Calgary. Although we’re known for our inner-city expertise in retail and restaurants, we support clients with a diverse range of commercial and industrial properties across Alberta.
A key reason you work with us is because we don’t over-extend our team. By limiting our number of engagements, we maintain our customer service standards. As a result, we’re able to commit the time needed to support you and get the job done right.
We take the time necessary to understand you, your needs, and your property. Our goal is to recognize the larger opportunity for your property, that others will miss. Then we partner with you to bring your properties to life. This includes making your properties easier to find and to show remotely. The result is reduced vacancy times and maximized value realized.
Unlike other brokerages, we operate with a team structure that enables cooperation amongst brokers. Our collaborative compensation structure eliminates the competition within our team and allows everyone to do what’s right for clients.
Jeff is the owner and Broker of JR Mercantile. He has over 21 years of commercial real estate advisory experience, focused on inner-city and mixed-use developments. His clients range from institutional landlords to local entrepreneurial developers, high profile restauranteurs to national retailers.
Jeff participates early in the design phase to help ensure the commercial environment is not only readily leasable but workable for both Landlord and Tenant. The end-product is increased value and long-term stability of tenancy.
He started his career with a large international brokerage firm. Jeff spent several years leasing enclosed malls with one of Canada’s largest pension funds. He travelled across Canada with boutique tenant representation firms and has led the leasing initiatives of some of Canada’s most innovative mixed-use developers. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 he was the Co-Star Power Broker Award recipient for retail leasing transactions.
When not working on behalf of his clients, he’s spending quality time with his wife and four kids. He’s always doing something outdoors or battling with his cello.
Mark is a Senior Negotiator in Office Leasing at JR Mercantile. Mark has over 25 years experience since moving from Winnipeg in 1990. Mark recently joined the firm bringing vast experience to tenants.
Over his career, Mark has negotiated multiple lease and sublease transactions, build to suit, building acquisitions and dispositions for many clients. Mark is a graduate from the University of Manitoba.
When not at the office, Mark can be seen running on the Eau Claire area of Calgary bike paths or finding a new hiking trail in the Banff, Canmore or Elbow Falls area.
Alex joined the JR Mercantile team in July of 2020. He utilizes an analytical approach to find creative solutions for tenants and landlords, which he gained from studying Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan.
He lived abroad for a year, traveling throughout South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition to creating unique stories, he was able to build lasting relationships with people from different parts of the world making him the people person he is today.
When not in the office you can find him hiking in the Rockies or golfing at many different courses within Calgary and the surrounding areas.
Keiana joined JR Mercantile in July 2020 and fulfils the role of Operations Manager.
Keiana has her BSc. from the University of the West of England where she specialized in Equine Management. Since graduation she has been working in an office environment in the animal husbandry industry where she has applied her skills to the advancement of best business practices through organization and high attention to detail.
When not in the office you will find her at the barn riding or competing in local show jumping competitions.