As a Broker with Colliers International (Niagara) Limited, his success lies in his ability to provide his clients with access to the world’s most qualified and deeply experienced brokers, advisors and consultants.
Over Don’s career, he has advised on and completed 26 hotel sales and 250 appraisals over a wide variety of significant commercial real estate investments. He is a consummate professional who now focuses on Brokerage, Marketing and Advisory services for distinctive commercial real estate investments in Niagara Falls, Toronto and Caribbean.
Prior to joining Colliers International, he was a Broker and Director of the Hospitality Group at DTZ Barnicke and was President of JJ Barnicke Niagara Limited for 20 years.
He is now a Broker Associate with Colliers International and is engaged with the Colliers International Hotel Group, Canada’s hotel real estate leader. The firm continues to demonstrate their dominance in the hospitality market with signature transactions including the recent sale of the mega Baha Mar Resort in Nassau. In 2016, the Hotel Group completed 48 premium hotel sales in Canada. With hotel specialists in the USA, EMEA, Asia/Pacific and China, the firm is a global powerhouse.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Brokerage/Marketing and Advisory Services involving
distinctive related commercial real estate investments with a
special interest on hotels and resorts in Niagara, Toronto
and the Caribbean.
Licensed Real Estate Broker (1973/present)
Previous/Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI/1979-2000)
Cornell University; University of Toronto/Urban Geography
Founder, The Don Wilson Company, Commercial Real
President, JJ Barnicke Niagara Limited (1986-2006)
Broker/Director, Hospitality Group/DTZ Barnicke (2011)
Current: Broker/Colliers International (Niagara Limited)
Director, Queen’s Landing/Pillar and Post (NOTL)
Vice-Chairman, Niagara Economic Development
Member, Team Niagara Tourism
Director, Niagara on the Lake Tourism
President, Social Planning Council Niagara
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Caribbean Tourist Organization; Caribbean Hotel
Producer/Maja Gospell Awards, Kingston Jamaica
Investor/Beres Hammond Reggae Concerts/Canada
Investor/Founder Pure Music Festival/Grenada
Contributor/Jason Roberts Foundation/Grenada
Engaging with GTA based Consul Generals for all
Colliers International Hotels is Canada’s most active hotel brokerage operation having been involved in over 500 Canadian hotel and resort property transactions with an aggregate asset value of $8 billion. The Hotels group is headquartered in Toronto, with offices across Canada. The group is further supported by a vast global network of hospitality experts.
In addition to brokerage services, the group provides strategic advisory services, including disposition and investment strategies, brand searches and management agreement negotiations, financing and structuring advice, debt placement and valuation analyses to domestic and international players across all markets nationally. Don works with the group to provide further leverage for his clients.