Shawn Saraga

Senior Vice President, Broker of Record

Shawn Saraga brings more than 13 years of experience to the Toronto office, and has helped sign hundreds of franchise agreements and leases over the course of his career. Shawn started his own company, Mr. Franchise, which worked with brands across Canada to recruit franchisees and provide tenant representation and marketing consulting services. A subsidiary, Marathon Realty, was created in 2012 to strengthen the real estate portion of the company and merged with Cushman & Wakefield in April of 2014. There, Shawn headed up a team responsible for recruitment, tenant representation, and marketing consulting services to franchisors across Canada and abroad. Of the dozens of retailers that Shawn has worked with, many of them are notable national, and international brands such as Burger King, Arby’s, Winmark, Kona Grill, Cacao 70, and many, many more.

Awards

Shawn has won numerous marketing awards from the Frankie’s. He has been awarded the Canadian Franchisor Award of Excellence in 2009 for his work with PostNet.

Community

As an avid volunteer and board member for Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation in Toronto, he has chaired numerous gala’s and supported efforts by chairing committees that have raised millions of dollars for the hospital. He created the Black Tie Monopoly Tournament which has supported by the retail industry as a fundraiser for Mount Sinai Hospital and has been running since 2012. Shawn latest initiative is chairing a Venture Sinai Chapter that raises money in support of Mental Health Research through the Sinai Health Systems where he organizes numerous donors that participate in a Dragon’s Den style investment panel in support of the latest research coming out of the hospital.

Shawn also guest lectures at the Schulich School of Business and Ryerson School of Retail Management regularly on Franchising and Real Estate. He created an internship program which has hosted 68 interns since 2007 and helps them get their professional starts in their careers.

Client Experience

  • Red Roof Hotels
  • Print Three
  • Cap It
  • The Fox and the Fiddle
  • Williowbrae ChildCare Academy
  • Two Men and a Truck
  • Dynamic Mutual Fund
  • Riley’s and the Junction
  • Old Firehall Confectionary
  • Nicholby’s
  • The Twisted Toque
  • Kong Dumpling House
  • Livewell Clinics
  • Urban Air
  • Air Riderz
  • Liaison College
  • Intelligent Office
  • Evergreen College
  • Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill
  • Pizza Pizza
  • The Lunch Lady
  • Panago Pizza
  • Beaver Tails
  • Cap-It International
  • Intelligent Office
  • PostNet Canada
  • The Fox and The Fiddle
  • Rasoee Indian Kitchen
  • Waxed Wax Bar
  • Monkeynastix
  • Glama Gals Tween Spa
  • MR. GREEK Restaurants
  • Mary Brown’s Chicken
  • Academy for Mathematics & English
  • Massage Addict
  • Organics Live
  • The WORKS Burger Bar
  • Meineke
  • Maaco
  • Pro Oil Change
  • Redberry

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