Ian Toms is nationally recognized and respected as a real property lease consultant. He is an authority on tenancy financial issues, lease features, facilities and technicalities, and the art of tenancy negotiation. With a relentless passion for excellence and client advocacy, Ian brings a "bricks and mortar" practical approach to every client file. His wealth of solid business experience as a multi-unit retail tenant, commercial landlord, and realty lease consultant for over 30 years means he knows first hand how challenging premise lease negotiations can be.
Ian holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) from the University of Guelph, and a Real Estate Broker's License through the Ontario College of Real Estate. He has selected hundreds of locations and has drafted and negotiated thousands of leases. His clients include medical professionals such as dentists, physicians, optometric doctors and veterinarians as well as national chain retail clients including Domino's Pizza, Burger King, and Home Hardware. He has completed negotiations in 16 states and 8 provinces with a specific emphasis on the Greater Toronto Area. As the author of over 75 published articles, Ian has been invited to present many seminars to graduating professional healthcare students at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario as well as franchise association meetings.
Mr. Toms earns each client's trust and respect with a quiet, self-confident and non-confrontational approach. As a result of his tenacity and reputation in the industry for not "backing down", he is frequently called upon to provide expert testimony in litigation, mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Outside of the office Ian enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, gardening, cycling, swimming, canoe tripping, practicing yoga and teaching yoga as a volunteer at the YMCA.