Meet The Team

Our Agents

A note from Kevin

Incorporated in 1979, K. P. Gillen & Co. Realty Ltd., Brokerage (KPG & Co) . originally specialized in high- end mid-town residential resale. In late 1986 the firm transitioned into the sales, marketing, and leasing of small to medium sized commercial office buildings. In addition, KPG & Co. became involved in the sale of residential “midrise” development sites. As broker principal I soon learned that the same type of customer service, follow-up and personal interest that had made me a top residential producer was rarely employed by the commercial/industrial real estate brokerage sector. I found that commercial clients really do appreciate this type of relationship – I had found my niche.

Chartered banks: Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank, CIBC, National Bank of Canada, Laurentian

BankTrust companies
: Royal Trust, Gentra, Dominion Trust, Security Trust

Oil companies: Devon Estates – Imperial Oil, Texaco Canada-Petro Canada, Sunoco

Automotive dealerships: Automotive Clearance Centre, Downtown Fine Cars, Midtown Saturn Saab Isuzu and General Motors of Canada, Toronto Honda/Toronto Kia

Manufacturing/warehouse: Domtar, Obusforme Inc., Outsourcing International, Moore Pearsal Canada

Jewelry manufactures
: Bermark Jewelry Manufacturing, Rembrandt Manufacturing, Nuco Jewelry Products

Travel companies
: Horizon Holidays, Sunquest Holidays, Rogers Travel, GAP Adventures

Advertising and multi media companies: Bell Globe Media, The Brand Factory, CTV, Cossette Communications, Einstein Brothers Inc.,  Lenz Entertainment,   Live Nation, The Next Adventure, Early Morning Rain Productions, Balmur Ltd. Zebra/Central Station, Silent Joe Post City Magazine, Mongrel  Media, Serendipity Films 

Private Academic Schools: Toronto Montessori, Blyth Academy, Dragon Academy, Thornton Hall,  Abelard School, Ryerson University (MTU)

Hospitality:  Brownes Bistro, Auberge Gavroche, Angelini’s,  Opus  Restaurant, Sotto Sotto, il Posto, Imperia, The Bedford Academy, Duke of York Pubs,  Luigi’s Trattoria

Fast food franchises: New York Fries, South Street Burger, Cara Operations Limited,  Dynamic Hospitality,  Pizza Pizza

Retail: Pet Valu, Roots, Jack Morris Antiques, Loding Toronto,  Whyte Couture, White Toronto, The Paisley Shop Antiques, ,Caudalie Canada 

Developers: First Capital,  Kingsett Capital, Prowinko, Dawsco Group, Zinc Developments, Woodcliffe Landmark Properties, BBB Architects, Baghai Developments

Art Galleries: Sable Gallery, Odon Wagner Contemporary Gallery, Loch Gallery, Miriam Shiell Fine Art , Heffel Fine Art

Healthcare:  KMH Cardiology Centres,  Face Plastic Surgery, Philip Solomon MD, Dr. Thomas Bell,  Dr. Jay Malowany, Dr. Lance Brown 

Not for Profit: Elora Festival Singers, Georgian Bay Land Trust

and numerous small professional and service businesses seeking commercial interesting and collaborative workspace. In the early to mid 90s’ I worked extensively with the special loans and legal departments of the aforementioned financial institutions and on behalf of the trustees or receivers (such as Peat Marwick Thorne) of failed financial institutions. Subsequently, I worked for the eventual buyers of these large commercial real estate portfolios. i.e. Amresco Canada, Brazos Advisors, C.M.L.Q. and C.R.E.O. Investors L.P. Client service is a key component of how we do business.

In addition to the sales and marketing of these properties, our firm offers “after sale” follow-up services including both retail and office leasing (as may be required by those clients who intend to occupy only a potion of their properties). 

We look forward to helping you direct the future of your business.

Yours truly,
Kevin P. Gillen FRI
Broker of Record/President

Kevin Peter Gillen:

Educated Crescent School, 1963/66, Trinity College School, 1967/70, Upper Canada College, 1970, North Toronto Collegiate, 1971, Thornton Hall School, 1972/73, University of Toronto, 1975, Accounting/Business Economics.

Registered under Real Estate & Business Brokers Act as salesman in 1973, (Seneca College), 

Originally licensed as a salesman with Gillen Associates in 1973. Registered under Real Estate & Business Act as a broker in 1976, (George Brown College)

Member of Toronto Real Estate Board, Real Estate Institute of Canada, Ontario Realtors Association, and the Canadian Real Estate Association. Served on Ethics Committee (Appeals) of The Toronto Real Estate Board 1993-1994.

My father was a founding partner and president of Gillen Associates Real Estate Ltd. from 1956 until 1978 when the partnership was dissolved. This firm was involved with commercial, retail, and residential redevelopment as agents and as principals. Although licensed with this firm in 1973 and having been virtually raised in the real estate marketing business, it was not until 1975 that I went to work full time at Gillen Associates as a salesman. At this time, I became a member of the Toronto Real Estate Board registering first as a sales representative and then as a broker in 1976. I am now a 48-year member of the Board, and earned my designation as a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute in 2015.

Areas of Expertise:
Condominium Act -Board Member /President MTCC 979 -25 years
Land development – Developed 30 acre registered plan of subdivision Township of Tiny Georgian Bay
Owner/User real estate- have owned and occupied two commercial office condominiums. 
Commercial office and storefront retail sales and leasing