As we celebrate our 15th year in this industry, I wanted to personally thank everyone who has helped make Cancorp the success it is today. We’re now known throughout Ontario, the rest of Canada and even into the United States, as prominent players in the commercial real estate field.
It seems like just yesterday that I started this company. It was a risk. To start a brokerage in an already saturated market space, filled with career real estate sales representatives and established brokerages. However I’ve never been one to shy away from a challenge. I harkened back to a story my grandfather told my father and that my father passed along to me. He said “Son, if there is only room in town for 4 bakeries, and you open a 5th bakery, if you’re the best you can be at what you do, in 5 years time there will still only be 4 bakeries, and you’ll be one of them.”.
That message stuck with me. So with that message in my mind and my never say never attitude, I opened Cancorp. To this day I remember the first real estate deal we did. It was a 5yr lease of a 1200sf industrial condominium. My how times have changed. Today we routinely trade in multi-million asset classes. We have clients who are multi-millionaires and even corporate clients with billion dollar balance sheets. That isn’t to say that we’ve forgotten where we came from. We still do the smaller deals too. It helps keep us grounded.
I guess all those traits my father instilled in me, ethics, integrity, tenacity and hard work paid off. In fact, it’s how I’ve run all the businesses I’ve run over the years. From my first business at age 14 to where I am today. Those traits will never fail in life and in business.
So to everyone who Cancorp has had the privilege of serving these last 15yrs, I say thank you. To all who have worked on Team Cancorp over the last 15yrs, thank you as well. You are what makes us great. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Cancorp. If it’s anything like the past 15yrs, it’s going to be amazing.
Jason J. Kukk
Cancorp Realty Inc. Brokerage
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