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Executive Vice President and Managing Principal

Jon Bishop is the Managing Principal of the Vancouver office of Newmark Knight Frank Devencore. Jon brings over 18 years of real estate industry experience and oversees all facets of the day-to-day operations for the firm's West Coast strategic direction, development and success with the noted distinction of leading the fastest growing and largest exclusive tenant/corporate representation firm in British Columbia.

Jon joined the firm in 2001 in the Montreal head office.  In 2004, he was promoted to the National Corporate Accounts Group and acted as the Senior Manager for the Business Development Bank of Canada, the Yellow Pages Group of Companies and the Medisys Group of Companies.  This role and related responsibilities led to strategic execution of real estate files throughout North America. In addition, Jon was a key team member in Canada's largest leased build-to-suit project in 2008 with Bell Canada's new National Head Office facility in Montreal.  The project consisted of 850,000 square feet of LEED certified class A office headquarters. In spearheading the firm's western expansion, he has worked on behalf of some of North America's most distinct companies, including:    

  • Maximus Canada (multiple)
  • ICBC (multiple)
  • Taiga Building Products - 14,000 sf
  • West Fraser Timber - 18,000 sf
  • Nuheat Industries - 34,000 sf
  • Corix Utility (multiple)
  • Computershare - 30,000 sf
  • Livingston International - 18,000 sf
  • Syscon Justice Systems - 18,000 sf
  • PBI Actuarial Consultants (multiple)
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (National)
  • National Bank of Canada (multiple)
  • Yellow Pages Group of Companies (National Account)
  • Trader Corporation (National Account)
  • Canadian Standards Association - 63,000 sf
  • Orbis Group of Companies - 20,000 sf
  • Montship Inc. - 9,000 sf
  • Air Transat (multiple)
  • Vector Aerospace - 160,000 sf
  • Different Bikes (multiple)

Jon is a member of the Executive Committee for the Devencore Group of Companies and is the Chair of the National Training Committee, which specializes in recruitment and industry leading training programs.

Jon currently resides in West Vancouver with his wife and three children, and spends much of his free time volunteering as a West Vancouver Little League baseball and soccer coach.



Jon T. Bishop
Executive Vice President and Managing Principal

Devencore Company Ltd.
543 Granville Street
15th floor
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1X8
Direct: 604-697-3077
Fax: 604-681-5255

Areas of specialization

  • Tenant representation
  • Strategic planning and tactical plan formulation
  • Global account management
  • Lease negotiation

Professional affiliations

  • Member of NAIOP (Past Board Member)
  • Member of Corenet Canada (Past Board Member)
  • BC Children's Superhero Council (Past Board Member)
  • Vancouver Board of Trade


  • Capilano University
  • University of Concordia
  • Languages Spoken:
    > English
    > French