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James McNeil RPA, LEED AP

Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa
Real Estate Agent

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Ottawa, ON K1P6b9
Canada

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27

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Office Tenant's seeking the benefits and cost savings of buildings designed with sustainable high performance design features. We align corporate sustainability and CSR goals with your workplace strategy and deliver a competitive advantage for your business.

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With 25 years experience in commercial real estate James McNeil is recognized internationally as a leading expert in green buildings and sustainable workplaces. James specializes in Tenant Representation for office, industrial and retail clients, office leasing, facilities dispositions and investment sales. James is Associate Vice President & Ottawa Green Real Estate Practice Lead, Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa. James’s team provides corporate tenants with the expertise to understand and evaluate the benefits and cost savings of buildings designed with sustainable high performance design features. We integrate sustainability into the traditional commercial real estate process. The Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa Green Real Estate Practice Group is the only brokerage that has evaluated the level of sustainability of all office buildings in the national capital region. We track all of Ottawa's green buildings, the availability of leased space in these buildings and the overall growth of the green market, providing clients with qualitative and quantitative metrics of features that reduce operating costs, reduce tenant’s capital requirements for both initial and ongoing leasehold improvements, as well as design features that specifically increase employee productivity and reduce absenteeism. Sustainability and CSR have become a critical element of the corporate work place strategy and is key to attracting and retaining the best employees in this highly competitive market. James is uniquely positioned to align your corporate sustainability and CSR goals with your workplace strategy and deliver a competitive advantage for your business. As a leading advocate of green buildings and their effects on climate change and the greater economy, James is a keynote speaker and regularly consulted and quoted by local and national media on green buildings and related issues. •President of the Ottawa Chapter- Canada Green Building Council •Member Marketing and Development committee- Canada Green Building Council •Chair Advocacy Committee - Canada Green Building Council •Committee Member - Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Environment Committee •Member of the Canadian Cushman & Wakefield Sustainability Practice Group •Member C&W Energy and Sustainability Task Force for the Americas •Canadian Representative C & W Global Sustainability Task Force •Co-founder - Better Buildings Breakfast Series James has successfully negotiated lease agreements for private and public sector corporations and has represented landlords and tenants alike. He has been instrumental in the successful conclusion of some of Ottawa's most significant lease transactions, such as 391,000 sq. ft at 100 Constellation and 112,000 sq. ft. at Preston Square. He has worked on major developments such as the Ottawa Train Yards and held national responsibility for the strategic marketing of a portfolio of over 20,000,000 sq. ft. for a major institutional investor. He has the proven ability to finalize major and minor transactions and knows how to maximize the performance of real estate through an intense commitment to creating value. James has received the Leadership in Business Award from Earth Day Ottawa for his commitment to the environment and was nominated as Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce. He has lectured on green buildings, leasing and market-related topics to industry stakeholders and holds the designation of Real Property Administrator (RPA) and is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

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