“Any vision is only as good as the people who are trusted with bringing it to fruition. It was your work, your expertise and
your dedication that made this achievable. You and your team members worked long hours under difficult circumstances
and, no doubt, your families made sacrifices as well. The nearly impossible was made possible because of you.”
An excerpt taken from a letter to James McNeil from Bob Chiarelli, Mayor City of Ottawa.
Renée Ellison — President & CEO FARMACOPEIA Inc.
It was like finding a needle in a haystack! The challenge was finding a commercial property that could satisfy stringent zoning and specific infrastructure requirements. And James found it! He’s professional, knowledgeable, strategic and goes above and beyond for his clients. Not to mention his energetic and positive personality that made the search less daunting and enjoyable. Finding him as a commercial real estate agent – was probably finding the real needle in the haystack. Highly recommended. Thanks James!
Derek Nicholls — Ottawa Store Manager at Central Turf & Irrigation Supply
James McNeil assisted us in our expansion into the Ottawa Market. He impressed me with his Client focused approach,market knowledge and Professionalism. I would recommend James to anyone seeking innovative and knowledgeable advise from an expert who formulates strategies with a genuine focus of the needs of his Client. Moving forward for future expansion,James will definitely be called upon once again for his Professionalism! Great work James!
Benjamin Bedard – Partner at Conlin Bedard LLP
“James played an instrumental role in assisting us with our search for our new office. James provided us with valuable knowledge, industry expertise and managed the entire leasing process. He took the time to understand our needs and quickly became a trusted advisor.”
Tom McCarron – Director, Reader Services at Postmedia Network Inc.
“James steered us through the process of our relocation and the subletting of our former location from start to finish and was intimately involved with all aspects of both deals. He was able to find us space that met our needs in a very tight market and negotiate on our behalf an exceptional financial deal. I would recommend him to any other corporate space users requiring representation.”
Greg McGuire – Managing Director at ICF Marbek
“I had the pleasure of working with James through the leasing of our office in Ottawa. James was always easy to work with; he took the time to learn about our current business requirements and our commitments to Sustainability. James goes to great lengths to inform his clients in detail about the market and the advantages of Green Buildings. As part of his process, he will inform clients with keen insight into the development of a unique strategy that creates value and will provide guidance and advice. James delivers an excellent customer experience with confidence that your requirements and best interest are always his priority. He and his team deliver consistently high quality results bringing value to his Clients. James position as an industry recognized leader in sustainability has further distinguished his excellent service”
Michael van Aanhout – Chairman at Stratos Inc.
“I have enjoyed working with James as both a client and a colleague on the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Environment Committee. James a has exceptional knowledge of the Ottawa Office Market and the value of Sustainability within the workplace. He responds quickly and professionally to his client’s business drivers and works closely to ensure a proper, successful result is achieved. He is a pleasure to work with and I would have no hesitation in recommending him”
Jason Pearman – Hub Ottawa Co-Founder
“An understanding of space design, sustainability, and social innovation were important factors when we were choosing who to engage to support our search for HUB Ottawa’s first home. James was extremely knowledgeable, committed, and went the extra mile for us. We felt that James got the HUB the best deal possible, in the best location that met our needs. He exceeded my expectations on the deal”
Mireille Bruni – Project Accountant/Office Manager at LeighFisher Canada Inc.
“It has been a great pleasure and good experience to work with James. James has exceptional knowledge of leasing office space and provides exceptional service. He understands and responds quickly and professionally to his client’s business needs and works closely to ensure a proper, successful result is achieved. If you are relocating or renewing I would highly recommend James.”
Marc McArthur – Facilitator, enabler and leader in clean technologies
“James’ friendly and approachable nature belies his depth of knowledge, passion, professionalism and drive to do great things in the sustainable buildings and green real estate space in Ottawa. His decades of experience has undoubtedly been a factor in his intelligent gathering and analysis of data on Ottawa’s green real estate sector which is the best that I have encountered so far. James knows almost everything and everyone in Ottawa’s green real estate market.”
Philippe Bernier – Project Manager, Loop Initiatives
“James has demonstrated leadership in creating the Better Building Breakfast speaker series. Commercial real estate brokers have a pivotal role to play in advancing sustainable outcomes in Canada’s building sector, and, with the right knowledge and background, can unlock real value for both tenants and landlords. I’m heartened by this growing and successful effort to raise wider stakeholder awareness, and hope that this series will spread from coast-to-coast. James, keep up the great work.”