Meet the Team
Meet Doug Murray
Senior Vice President | Team Leader
Doug delivers commercial real estate expertise and solutions to companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Whether 5,000 SF or 1,000,000 SF, the same client-first, consultative approach ensures that strategies and solutions employed are tailored, creative, and highly effective. Doug is a Past President (2016/17) of the prestigious SIOR Central Canadian Chapter.
Years in the industry:
20 and counting!
What attracted you to Commercial Real Estate?
In my previous life as a business owner of a fireworks company, I rented warehouses and filled them with thousands of tons of explosives. I began my interest in industrial real estate as a tenant.
What does your typical Monday look like?
Work out at the gym, head to the office, answer emails, make phone calls to clients and prospects, meet clients and team members.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
“It’s not just how hard you row….it’s what boat you are in.” – Warren Buffett
What advice would you give to someone new in the industry?
Create value for senior brokers early on to align yourselves with them so you can take advantage of mentorship which is critically important to success.
What are you most proud of in your career?
Building a 13-person commercial real estate team of great people with my business partner Bryan Faldowski.
Are there any books, podcasts, or shows you would recommend to other brokers?
Books, videos, etc from David Sandler who popularized negative-reverse-selling, which is very powerful.
What hobbies and interests keep you busy when you aren’t working?
Beer-league hockey, sports gambling, fine wines, new restaurants, stock trading, travel, frequent flyer point collecting
What is your favourite movie, tv show and book?
I can watch and re-watch any Quentin Tarantino movie constantly.
What is your favourite chocolate bar, fast food restaurant and chip flavour?
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Wendys (best burgers IMO), and Spicy Dill Pickle.
What is a bucket list adventure you’d love to have?
Motorcycle down the coast of Vietnam
Would you rather?
Would you rather go camping in Yosemite National Park or an all-inclusive in Montego Bay?
All-inclusive. I am afraid of bears.
Would you rather be able to fly or the ability to be invisible?
Be invisible. Google Earth already gives me an aerial view.
Would you rather stay in with a movie or go out to a concert?
Out to a concert.