Jay Littlejohn

Office Leasing

Member Since: March 13, 2019
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Phone: 416-359-2708
Website: https://cushwake.com


James (Jay) Palmer Littlejohn, in Toronto’s Office Leasing division, focuses on representing Tenants and Landlords using his expertise in leases and strong negotiating skills. Having worked for Brookfield Properties and Manulife Real Estate for seven years, he has considerable experience representing some of the largest landlords in Toronto and has been involved with over 9.0 million square feet of leasing with some of Canada’s most prestigious companies.

Mr. Littlejohn has been involved with the renewal/expansion/merger of CI Mutual Funds through its growth with companies such as Spectrum, BPI, Assante and Synergy. He has represented significant landlords such as Allied/Westbank, Brookfield Properties, Dundee Realty, Crown Realty, Hines and Davpart.

Mr. Littlejohn has been involved in over 1,600 deals over 27 years representing tenants with notable companies such as CN Rail, IIROC, Canadian Premier Life, Purolator Courier, Picton Mahoney, CGI, Great West Life, General Electric, Cleveland Clinic, Norton Rose, Atomic Energy, Manulife and Canada Guaranty.

Mr. Littlejohn has been heavily involved with C&W’s Investment Division in formulating leasing strategies to optimize selling prices on buildings such as 40 Holly and 161 Eglinton.  Mr. Littlejohn was hired by Hines in 2007 after they had purchased Atrium on Bay for $251 million.  After successful lease-up the building was sold three years later for $347 million.

Mr. Littlejohn represented the Landlord Allied/Westbank in procuring Thomson Reuters for 146,000 sf as the lead Tenant for the new development Duncan House.

Mr. Littlejohn holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and is married with a daughter and twin boys.