About JR Mercantile Commercial Real Estate Advisors
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.
Why Choose Us As Your Preferred Commercial Real Estate Advisor?
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.
Our Approach with Leasing Properties
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 20 plus 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.
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.
Andrew joined JR Mercantile in March 2021, specializing in healthcare leasing and sales. He combines his passion for Real Estate and his familial knowledge of the medical sector to the benefit of his clients. Leaning on over a decade of experience in sales & business management, he is a firm believer in a synergistic relationship between himself and his clients.
He lived in Cameroon for 2 years where he picked up French and an appreciation for different cultures and perspectives. Afterwards, he had an opportunity to play on the Dinos football team in the 2010 Vanier cup where he learned the importance of discipline, teamwork and perseverance.
When not in the office you can find him enjoying the company of his two Border Collies, and his partner Ellie. He can usually be found eating at local restaurants, or frequenting local events.
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.
Tareq joined JR Mercantile in August 2022, specializing in business development and sales. In recent years, he has gained experience in the multi-family industry and banking industry that provided a well-rounded perspective to best serve his clients. He has over a decade of experience working with a variety of businesses. After completing his MBA in 2019, he focused his professional career on building relationships and discovering each client’s goals to achieve the best results.
Tareq lived in England and the Netherlands for two years while completing his MBA. Studying and working with people of various cultures and educational backgrounds provided a perspective that he utilizes in every interaction. He fell in love working with unique start-up projects as part of his MBA program abroad, realizing the importance of having an entrepreneurial mindset for any business endeavor.
When not in the office, you can find him enjoying the great outdoors with his partner, Ashleigh, and their Shepsky puppy, Jax. He also has a great passion for sports, recreational cycling, and weightlifting to maintain a healthy well-being. In his downtime, he loves to spend time with family and friends!