The CHI Story

Many people make the mistake of assuming that real estate Sales Representatives and Brokers are the same – one size fits all. That is far from the truth. Liquor licenses, zoning, bylaws, fixturing periods: hospitality real estate is a totally different beast.

CHI Real Estate Group is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable masters at taming that beast. Yes, our name stands for Commercial, Hospitality, Investment, but it’s also CHI, aka, the life force. We take the negatives normally associated with a real estate transaction and create positive experiences by ensuring our clients are well-informed, well-prepared and confident they’re being represented by someone who puts their needs first.

ORI GRAD

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Over the last twelve years Ori has established a reputation for dedication, insight and professionalism that have made him a trusted advisor to some of the city’s top chefs and restauranteurs. His clients include trendsetters such as: Carl Heinrich, winner of Top Chef Canada and owner of Richmond Station; Grant Van Gameren, who made his start with Bar Isabel and continues growing his success across the city; and Frank Parhizgar from Franks Kitchen.
His uncanny ability to predict Toronto’s next hot neighbourhood, coupled with a wealth of knowledge about all things commercial real estate, from industry insight and investment potential to licencing and location, have earned him a reputation as the ‘go-to’ guy for anyone looking to open The Next Big Thing – not surprising, as many of his clients regularly appear in the Top 10 lists of Toronto Life, NOW Magazine and BlogTO.
Ori has an approachable demeanour, extensive experience, and a gift for being simple and direct that is ideal for both industry veterans and the ‘green’ entrepreneur who needs direction on financing, renovations, municipal compliance and legal matters.

Ori is a licenced Broker and Certified Negotiation Expert.

CONTACT US

T: 416.953.3052
O: 416.530.1080
E: OriGrad@CHIrealestate.ca
A: 1272 Dundas Street W., Toronto, ON M6J 1X7

RYAN EARL

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

A GTA native, Ryan started his career at world-renowned advertising agency Leo Burnett, working on global brands including Coco-Cola. Despite such a considerable achievement fresh out of university, he soon realized that graduating from school wasn’t the end of his education. Armed with ambition and a sense of adventure, he strapped on a backpack and bought a ticket across the pond.

While in university, his part-time gigs as a server and bartender at the Fox and Fiddle initiated him into the hospitality industry. Ryan furthered his knowledge in Ireland and Scotland working at various restaurants. Eventually, he made his way to Spain and managed the European operations of a multinational company, including web development and sales. The latter proved to be his passion, so he began a career in real estate upon his return to Toronto.

It wasn’t long before the industry noticed his intelligence, insight, professionalism and commitment to client service. He excelled the field, rising to the position of CHI’s Director of Franchising in just a few short years. In his role, Ryan manages the Team’s franchise business, working with high-profile, national chains such as Mean Bao, Visage and Jelly Modern Doughnuts, in addition to being an integral part of CHI’s commercial and investment operations. He’s become a familiar face to many top franchisors, restauranteurs and bar owners, with a client roster that spans across the GTA and Southern Ontario.

CONTACT ME

T: 416-618-0054
O: 416.530.1080
E: RyanEarl@CHIrealestate.ca
A: 1272 Dundas Street W., Toronto, ON M6J 1X7

BOBBY SHARPE

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Though Bobby now lives and breathes Toronto Real Estate, he’s always been a star player in Toronto’s bar and restaurant scene. He started in the hospitality game tending bar and toting trays in well-known establishments such as Canoe, Momofuku, Bar Isabel, and Splendido.

Drawn to a career in hospitality by the prospect of working with like-minded, passionate individuals. He now sees his role as a Sales Representative with CHI as an opportunity to continue to support the restaurant and bar industry by helping Toronto’s top tastemakers find spots for their creative vision.

When he’s not pounding the pavement, Bobby can often be found playing fetch with his French Mastiff in Trinity Bellwoods park or enjoying a Jays game with his two teenage sons, who inspired him to pursue a career in Real Estate.

CONTACT US

T: 647.966.9234
O: 416.530.1080
E: BSharpe@CHIrealestate.ca
A: 1272 Dundas Street W., Toronto, ON M6J 1X7

JASON KLEYN

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Jason Kleyn brings a balanced and conscientious approach to the star-studded lineup of agents with CHI Real Estate Group. He brings an impressive combination of passion, work experience and an educational background in hospitality. This includes his experience as a General Manager at Cora’s Breakfast, being awarded Banquet Ambassador at the Ritz Carlton Toronto, and a B.A.in Hospitality Operations from George Brown College.

“The opportunity to walk into a team of this magnitude and have someone like Ori Grad invest his time and instill his passion for my sole benefit speaks volumes to the type of leadership and service values CHI Real Estate Group stands for. An understatement would be to tell you how excited I am…the truth is I am absolutely honoured to work with our clients” – Jason Kleyn

CONTACT US

T: 647.280.4404
O: 416.530.1080
E: JasonKleyn@CHIrealestate.ca
A: 1272 Dundas Street W., Toronto, ON M6J 1X7

JASON CASTIGLIONE

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Jason has well over a decade of experience in real estate. His creative approach to investment real estate and finding value-add opportunities within the redevelopment, mixed-use and retail markets is celebrated by clients. Jason brings impressive knowledge of building science and construction that has been proven to be an asset to his client base.

Jason holds a BAH from Queen’s University and was one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in Canada.

CONTACT ME

T: 647.308.2738
O: 416.530.1080
E: JC@CHIrealestate.ca
A: 1272 Dundas Street W., Toronto, ON M6J 1X7