Paul Howitt, Broker of Record

Full time commercial real estate salesperson since 2000
Licensed Real Estate Broker since 2006

Durham Commercial Real Estate Ltd. has been incorporated in the province of Ontario since 2007. It was registered and became a Brokerage in 2013. Broker of Record and Founder Paul Howitt, has many years of corporate real estate brokerage experience. Paul joined the industry in 2000, initially working on Bay Street in JJ Barnicke’s head office, where his main role was advising many of Canada’s major corporations with regards to their Office and National real estate requirements. In mid 2007, Paul moved over to Cushman and Wakefield, where he was a leading member of the National Retail Team. His relationships with tenants, landlords, and industry contacts have been developed over time and cover a wide spectrum. Paul has completed sales and leasing transactions with numerous clients including

Mobius Corp, London Investment Corp, Simon Property Group, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart, McDonald’s Restaurants, Cara Restaurant Group, The Brick, LCBO, TD Bank, HSBC Bank, BMO and Serco DES.
Paul has always achieved success for his clients through persistence, creativity and dedication. His wealth of experience is an asset to all of DCRE’s clients.

Paul is now focusing exclusively on the Durham Region. He is committed to providing world class service to the Region where he lives. His proven track record in projects include full cycle brokerage services – site selection, land assembly, project leasing, and asset disposition. He is a highly experienced and capable broker for landlords, investors, tenants and buyers of all commercial real estate classes in the Durham Region.


Paul is a former nationally ranked tennis player who is a strong believer in work life balance and healthy living. He received his Professional Instructor Certification through Tennis Canada in 2011, and hopes to be involved as a coach is the sports activities of his daughters (born in 2009 and 2011) very soon. Paul is a lively and professional individual whose passion for life is evident in everything in which he is involved.


Monika Taradys – Research, Marketing and Administration Director

A graduate of Mohawk College’s design and Marketing program, Monika spent several years in the media industry, working for Cossette Communications and The Media Company. She provided creative, effective marketing solutions for McDonalds Restaurants, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart and HBC. Monika is a creative marketer with a hunger for information and a keen eye for details. She provides leading edge research solutions, which she utilizes in combination with the polished marketing materials she produces to make highly effective marketing campaigns.

Monika’s primary role is the creation and implementation of print and media based marketing campaigns, research, database maintenance and deal flow tracking. Her knowledge of marketing and demographic based research makes Monika a tremendous asset to DCRE.


David Vink – Account Manager RBC

David Vink is a Commercial Account Manager, Commercial Financial Services at RBC Royal Bank with 8 years in financial services and a degree in Management and Operational Studies Finance and Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He has worked closely with a number of clients in Durham Region and strives to establish a one-on-one relationship with clients to help meet all their financial objectives.

David brings a diverse set of experiences to the table, having successfully run his own business in addition to working overseas. He is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and the client service and advice he provides forms the basis of the value he delivers.

Drawing on the extensive RBC network, David is able to oversee all aspects of the banking relationship, proactively bringing in experts when required. Working as a “quarterback”, he is a partner for his clients, addressing their issues and identifying ways to streamline their financial management.

David offers highly personalized service and is available in person at his clients’ convenience or by phone. Whether it’s assisting clients with all their financial needs or offering advice and solutions to fulfill a single aspect of their financial picture, he is committed to helping clients build their business and achieve success.


Joe Silva-Neto – BRI Canada

Borges and Reynar provide a wide array of services; apartment building renovations, maintenance for plazas, storage facilities and apartment buildings, commercial snowploughing, storage unit and pad construction, residential renovations and waterproofing.

BRI offers a team approach to service with many years of experience featuring skilled labourers and technicians. A Mechanic, Master Electrician and Licensed Plumber are all available in-house. BRI is fully insured and covered by WSIB.

Borges & Reynar is a family owned company started in Durham Region. Over the years we have developed many connections within the business community that can prove a valuable resource for our customers. These relationships result in cost saving efficiencies, quick turnaround and innovative solutions.


Effie Howitt

Effie does security for the company. She enjoys leisurely activities and interesting has a unique sensory perception, which complement DCRE’s holistic approach to commercial real estate.