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Who We Are

Zinati Realty is a dedicated commercial real estate brokerage servicing Ottawa-area occupants and investors on sales and leasing transactions. We pride ourselves on having comprehensive knowledge of the Ottawa commercial real estate market, offering our expertise in retail, office, industrial, land, and other investments.

Our Guiding Principles


Every member of our team brings a different skill set to the table. By leveraging each team member we are able to provide our clients with a variety of solutions for their commercial real estate endeavours.


We know how important it is to stay up-to-date with the ever changing market. Our team is committed to keeping up with the latest trends, policies, and procedures through frequent training opportunities.


Our ability to build relationships with tenants, brokers, investors, and landlords is the backbone of our success, giving us a pool of resources to get our client’s properties leased or sold. 


The most important aspect of any relationship is trust. Our brokerage builds trust with our clients through transparent representation, ensuring our clients know what is happening with their properties every step of the way. 

Our Team

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John Zinati

Broker of Record

John founded Zinati Realty in July 2016, with the vision of starting a brokerage that represented the under-serviced niche of local landlords and investors. Having worked in real estate for over 20 years, John brings his experience and expertise to clients and helps them turn their commercial real estate goals into reality. John leads the team on the foundations of teamwork, expertise, relationships, and transparency to bring creative and innovative solutions to his clients.

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Tanya Wolfgram

Leasing & Sales Representative

Having worked with the Zinati Realty team for almost 6 years, Tanya brings a positive and energetic attitude that makes her easy to connect with. Her success is driven by her conscientiousness throughout every step of the leasing and sales process. Previously, Tanya worked with the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group in their sales team as an account manager for the Ottawa Redblacks, the Ottawa Fury, and the Ottawa 67’s. Tanya is fluently bilingual in both official languages

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Kylene Gillies

Leasing & Sales Representative

Kylene has been working in real estate since February of 2022, bringing 15+ years of experience working in the restaurant industry. Her extensive background encompasses training in all restaurant positions, involvement in new store openings, and expertise in planning, efficiencies, ordering, setup, and training. Leveraging this diverse skill set, she effectively engages with retail clients, gaining a deep understanding of their needs. This allows Kylene to provide targeted advice to help foster client’s success.

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Melissa Gaboury

Leasing Coordinator

Melissa has been a core part of Zinati Realty for the past 5 years, with her role growing from our office coordinator to our leasing coordinator. Her loyalty and dependability to the team are unmatched and she uses her exceptional organizational skills to manage the workload, schedules, and transactions of our 3 brokers. Her role continues to grow as her strong work ethic gives her a desire to learn more and take on more responsibility for the business.

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Candice Okolie

Administrative Coordinator

Candice joined the Zinati Team in September of 2023 as our administrative coordinator. Her extensive background in property management and training in the Algonquin College Office Administration program have proven to be major assets. She works diligently to provide high-quality customer service while helping us grow the property management side of the business.

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Anna Wolfe

Digital Marketing & Social Media Specialist

Anna started as our Digital Marketing & Social Media Specialist in April of 2023. She brings with her years of dedication and training in various art forms and years of digital marketing and social media experience. Having been trained in music, photography, videography, animation, and graphic design, Anna uses her creative eye and strategic thinking to visualize unique marketing strategies for marketing our properties and Zinati Realty as a brokerage.

Image of the members of the Zinati Realty team together. From left to right is Tanya Wolfgram, Melissa Gaboury, John Zinati, Kylene Gillies, and Anna Wolfe.

Zinati Realty Teamwork

Graphic depicting the various retail successes Zinati Realty has worked on; each property is contained within a diamond

Zinati Realty has become one of the most trusted commercial real estate sales and leasing companies in the Ottawa area. Each day we actively seek out new relationships we can form to grow our network and our position of strength within the market.


Graphic depicting Zinati Realty's success in 2022 consisting of 3 columns of graphic/text. From left to right the first graphic shows two buildings in red with text 106 total deals completed, the second graphic shows a square with measurement lines on it and the symbol for square feet in the middle in red with text saying 180,986 sq ft leased, and the third graphic shows a coin with a maple leaf in the middle with text showing $17.7 million of sold property

A Team Approach

Our brokerage attributes its success to our ability to collaborate and work together to provide solutions to our clients. We leverage the strengths and skills of each team member to ensure that we are always able to solve problems and come up with creative and innovative ways to position our clients properties in the Ottawa market.

This is also our approach for working with clients, bringing them in as valuable experts in their business and properties and ensuring they are satisfied every step of the way.

We take pride in each one of our projects and, as a team, come together to understand the unique requirements of every property.



Tenant Mandates

We work closely with tenants to help them find the perfect leasing opportunities for their business. Here are some of the tenants that we work with and are currently looking for opportunities for.

USE SF Preferred Area
Bells Corners
Flooring Business
2,000 - 2,500
Bells Corners
Donut Shop
Bells Corners
Pizza Parlour
1,000 - 1,500
Multiple Locations
Leather Goods/Leather
Ramen Restaurant
1,000 - 1,500
Hair Salon
1,000 - 2,000
Ottawa West
Asian Grocery
4,000 - 6,000
Ottawa Area
Escape Room
4,000 - 6,000
East & West
2,500 - 3,000
3,000 - 8,000
Kanata, Stittsville
Hobby/Specialty Shop
1,500 - 2,000
Kanata, Stittsville
Mattress Company
4,000 - 5,000
West End
Pool Company
Kanata, Stittsville
Insulation company
10,000 - 15,000
South West
Personal Trainer
Kanata, Stittsville
Nail Salon
1,000 - 2,000
Westboro, Barrhaven
Catering Company
5,000 - 10,000
2,000 - 2,500
Multiple Locations
Poutine Restaurant
1,000 - 1,500
Multiple Locations
Vape Shop
Shawarma Restaurant
900 - 1,200
1,500 - 2,500
Thrift Shop
Family Restaurant
7,000 - 10,000
Ottawa & West
Pet Groomer
1,300 - 1,600
Bath Soap Manufacturer
Central & South
Indian Grocer
2,000 - 2,500
Family Wellness Centre


Use the map below to browse through our retail listings. 

Zinati Icons show properties that are currently available for lease. Black star icons show our success in 2023.


Trust Zinati Realty

We want to partner with you to help you achieve all of your commercial real estate goals. 

Please fill in the form below and one of our team members will connect with you as soon as possible, so we can learn about your business and create the perfect strategy to complement your goals. 

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