Mr. Toms is a 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 35 years means he knows firsthand 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 and national chain retail clients. He has completed negotiations in 16 states and 8 provinces with a specific emphasis on the Greater Toronto Area.
Ian has published over 95 articles and presented many seminars to professional healthcare and national retail tenant groups.
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 children, gardening, cycling, swimming, canoe tripping, and teaching yoga as a volunteer at the YMCA.
Jennifer Madgett has several years of comprehensive experience negotiating and administering lease term renewals/extensions, offer to lease/lease agreements, lease assignments and lease reviews. She has substantial customer service and business administration experience and her commitment, dedication and transparency help to provide clarity and understanding of complex commercial lease agreements to clients. Her efficient, realistic and practical approach helps provide open lines of communication between tenants and landlords to maintain a positive relationship.
Jennifer is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada having obtained her P1 Paralegal License after completing the dual diploma Paralegal/Law Clerk program at Fleming College. She is currently studying part- time at the University of Windsor Law School to achieve an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management. Jennifer is a licensed Real Estate Broker through the Ontario Real Estate College and has completed additional courses in the areas of Negotiation, Difficult Conversations, and Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Outside of the office Jennifer enjoys time with her family RVing throughout beautiful Ontario and travelling to sunny destinations.
As our office manager, Ms. Sutherland ensures exceptional organization, administrative and accounting processes, enabling us to continue to provide excellent service to our clients.
Prior to joining Realty Lease Consultants Inc. Ms. Sutherland was the administrative manager of a busy boutique real estate office in Toronto for over 8 years where she managed more than 20 full time realtors. She has developed outstanding administrative, prioritization and organizational skills with over 20 years in office administrative roles and as a former small business manager. Ms. Sutherland holds a diploma for legal administrative assistant.