About Whitney & Company
100+ Years of Real Estate Experience
For over 100 years, WHITNEY & Company Commercial Realty has been providing commercial real estate expertise and services to our community and beyond. We are locally owned and operated and based in Waterloo, Ontario.
WHITNEY & Company is a connected commercial real estate team that values communication and works hard to deliver top results. Because we have such strong industry knowledge and exemplary customer service, we have long-term commitment from our clients. Our management team are experts in their field as well as respected members of the Kitchener-Waterloo business community.
Our roots are in the Waterloo Region and our reputation withstands the test of time.
The WHITNEY & Company commercial real estate management team is made up of individuals with decades of business experience and deep, strong relationships in our community and throughout North America. Our dynamic team can handle any real estate related questions or requests our clients may have. In addition, we always consider the best interests of our clients and work as a team to get deals done.
John Whitney, SIOR, Broker of Record, CEO
The Whitney name has been associated with real estate in Waterloo Region since 1911. John Whitney joined the family business in 1975. He studied Planning and Geography at Wilfrid Laurier University and joined the WHITNEY & Company after university.
John Whitney has lived in the region all his life and has a passion to make our cities a wonderful place to live and work. The local commercial real estate market started as a rather small group of practicing agents and John takes credit for training and bringing a broad number of new agents into the business.
He was a founding member of Communitech and served as Chairman for 10 years. During his tenure as Chairman, the Prosperity Council was formed. John was also a founding member of Canada’s Technology Triangle (CTT), now known as the Waterloo EDC.
Alisha Morel, Chief Operating Officer
Alisha has been with WHITNEY & Company since 2016. She began as an Administrative Assistant and rapidly advanced within the company. In 2021, Alisha was promoted to the management team as Director of Operations, and in 2023 given the position of Chief Operating Officer. Alisha is also actively pursuing her goal of becoming a licensed Realtor.
Born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Alisha has developed deep roots within the community and has gained extensive knowledge of the local marketplace. Alisha is actively involved with several local charities and is a proud mentor for the Big Sisters of Waterloo Region.
Michael Lambert, SIOR, Sales Representative, President
Michaels’ background is in competitive sport, representing Canada in 2 Olympic games; Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014. Michael brings the work ethic, focus and determination from his athletic career to the table for his clients. Always focused on the process and never the outcome, Michael is accountable, reliable and believes in working harder than the next person. Under the mentorship of John Whitney, Michael specializes in Investment Sales, Industrial Sales/Leasing and Land Development.
Ginger Whitney, SIOR, CCIM, Broker, Vice President
With over 13 years of experience in the real estate industry, Ginger Whitney has established herself as a prominent figure in the Region of Waterloo. Her expertise spans various aspects of commercial real estate, including leasing, acquisitions, property management, and investment analysis.
Ginger’s success can be attributed to her strong work ethic, attention to detail, and dedication to providing exceptional service to her clients. She takes the time to understand their unique needs and goals, allowing her to tailor her approach and deliver optimal results.
Working with Whitney & Company
One of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right commercial real estate brokerage. With all of our experience in the industry and superior knowledge of the Kitchener-Waterloo real estate market, we can guide you through the decision-making process. The end result will be a successful strategy to leasing, selling or buying a commercial property.
5 Generations Strong
Five generations strong, we offer our clients more than just real estate advice, we go above and beyond and we’ve done this for decades.
Experts in Our Industry
Our commercial real estate expertise includes occupier and investor services, landlord and tenant representation as well as valuation and advisory services.
Our market research group delivers commercial real estate analysis and insights that support successful strategies.
Our collaborative culture places high value on teamwork, respect and integrity.
A client-first approach supported by our strong local business relationships sets us apart from other brokerages.
Proactive target marketing and consistent communication are cornerstones of our marketing plans.