About CHI Real Estate Group

The CHI Story

We are HOSPITALITY BUSINESS BROKERS™ who help clients buy and sell restaurants and commercial properties. Our name stands for Commercial, Hospitality, Investment, but it’s also CHI, aka, the life force. Our clients are empowered to make well-informed decisions and negotiate excellent deal terms. Only selected listings are made public. Our DISCREET LISTING™ service allows us to work as a trusted partner to sell opportunities in the hospitality industry off-market.

Are you considering selling? We offer our clients unique and customized marketing plans. CHI Real Estate Group has the network and infrastructure to market and sell your business or property in a way that best suits your needs and goals. Let’s discuss selling your property and the options available. We offer free business and building valuations.

Are you looking to buy? It’s essential to have knowledgeable and experienced representation in the process to ensure you get the best deal possible. We love working with both experienced and first-time buyers to help them make well-informed and confident decisions. Our team has industry-relevant knowledge and experience beyond real estate that can help you save time and money!

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Ori came up in the restaurant industry. Working as a cook, dishwasher and pizzaiolo before moving into commercial real estate, where he has established a reputation in Toronto’s restaurant scene for his insider knowledge of F&B. His clients have included everyone from Bar Raval to Chantecler, Blackbird Bakery, DaiLo and Ruby Soho. 

A decades-long career in commercial real estate, coupled with his Back Of House(BOH) roots, has given him unparalleled insight into investment potential, licensing and location. As the landlord of several commercial properties in Toronto, Ori has a wealth of personal experience to draw on that only serves to further benefit his clients. 

Ori is experienced and approachable. He has a gift for explaining complex leases and breaking down contract terms into plain English that is ideal for both industry veterans and first time buyers. 

He’s been written about in the Toronto Star, Globe & Mail and blogTO and has earned a reputation as the go-to guy for anyone looking to open a restaurant or bar in the GTA. Ori is generous with his expertise and is happy to advise on financing, renovations, municipal compliance, and legal matters.

Ori is a licensed Broker and Certified Negotiation Expert.


T: 416.953.3052
E: OriGrad@CHIrealestate.ca
A: 836 Dundas Street W., Toronto, ON M6J 1V5
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A veteran of the hospitality business, from bartender to barista to owner, Christian has worked in Italy, Vancouver and Toronto. He understands the restaurant industry from the inside out, and that specialized knowledge informs his career in commercial real estate.

Since joining CHI Real Estate Group, he has developed his niche in hospitality, food service, food manufacturing and real estate investment opportunities. Christian has had a hand in creating some of the most exciting F&B experiences in Toronto and the GTA. From Taverne Tamblyn in the east end to CKTL & Co and Curryish in the downtown core, he’s now expanding his territory to cover Hamilton and beyond. 

Christian is a Certified Negotiation Expert.


T: 647.299.5483
E: CPetronio@CHIrealestate.ca
A: 836 Dundas Street W., Toronto, ON M6J 1V5
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A strong leader and problem solver with a background in marketing and technology, Ruth joins the CHI Real Estate Group supporting the team to make clients’ dreams a reality.

With 20+ years of experience in marketing and communications, overseeing and developing collateral in all formats for everything from industry events and conferences to online marketing and commercial video projects. Versatility is a key strength, coupled with a desire to constantly grow and learn, Ruth adapts and reacts quickly to make things happen.

Overseeing the day-to-day operations with her detail-oriented approach and outstanding customer service. Ruth combines her enthusiasm for the industry and experience, assisting the CHI team & clients to reach their long-term growth potential.


T: 647.347.9723
E: ruth@chirealestate.ca
A: 836 Dundas Street W., Toronto, ON M6J 1V5
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