Clayton Smith | President & Founder

Clayton Smith

Clayton Smith is the President and Founder of The Commercial Realty Group. His passion is to see the possibility within landmark heritage properties that others cannot. Through his keen eye, open-minded approach, and commitment to redeveloping with a light touch, Clayton has successfully transformed legacy properties both within Toronto’s financial core and outside the GTA in Southern and Central Ontario.

When embarking on transformational community endeavours, such as Orillia Rama Regional Airport (ORRA), Spirit Bay Harbour, and Georgian Bay Airways, Clayton’s approach is to nurture these properties and businesses to reach their full potential, while adding additional amenities and creative flourishes that contribute exponential value for the greater community.

Examples of Clayton’s progressive approach include his incorporation of Tailwinds Bay & Grill and Fly’n Beaver Trading Post into ORRA; a modern Yoga studio and Spa in Spirit Bay Harbour; and an expansion of the patio and dock areas at Georgian Bay Airways that has transformed this community amenity into a premier tourist destination. Additionally, Clayton has been working with Manitoulin Streams to restore and enhance the fishery, successfully bringing fish species back to their natural habitat.

Clayton began his real estate career with Oxford Development Group in Toronto. He subsequently worked for two leading real estate brokerage firms before opening the doors of his own brokerage, The Commercial Realty Group. Clayton grew up on a dairy farm in the Caledon area and has been a lifelong outdoorsman, conservationist and aviation enthusiast.