Howard C. Meier is a seasoned real estate professional with more than 25 years of experience providing domestic and international real estate services to clients in a wide range of industries. Before joining Hummingbird Group of Companies, Howard held senior roles as a broker and senior executive for a major Ontario realty service provider, where he received an award for top global sales in 2008. Howard has a track record for realising returns on under-performing assets, which he established during his years as a special assets manager for such firms as Manulife Financial and as Vice President of one of Canada’s largest developers. Howard’s numerous industry affiliations include the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), the National Realtors Association, the Canadian Real Estate Association, Canadian Commercial Council of Realtors, the Ontario Real Estate Association, Toronto Real Estate Board, Urban Land Institute, Mentorship program and board member of CCIM Institute.
Some of Howard’s recent transactions include the sale and lease back of a major office building in mid-town Toronto where Howard acted for the purchaser; the sale of the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Toronto; the Sale and long term lease for a new R&D building and land venture for Queens University, Kingston, Ontario valued at $25 million; the sale of surplus development land in Kitchener, Ontario for the Church of Latter Day Saints, Utah, where Howard acted for the Vendor.
Howard has in addition acted for several Fortune 500 companies for various lease transactions for office/retail/industrial tenants across Canada. Howard has worked with a long list of clients. Selected clients include Fieldgate Commercial Developments, Bank of Montreal, Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken, H&R REIT, Tribute Communities, The Mormon Church, Starbucks, Street Wise Capital Funds, Manpower / Right Management, Sun Life, Manulife and TD Bank.