The Avison Young Culture

At Avison Young, our culture is the key to our unique approach to commercial real estate services. Our people are committed to our clients’ success over the long term, and our corporate culture reflects that distinction. Our “open source code” philosophy ensures our clients’ best interests are always our focus, and demands that the right resources are assigned to every opportunity.

We invest in our people. We provide specialized training and regular workshops, enabling Avison Young’s personnel to offer superior services to our clients. Above all, we emphasize collaboration that leverages our resources, expertise and intellectual capital to best serve each client. Whether you are seeking advice or require a detailed plan of action regarding your real estate portfolio, investment properties or next office, industrial or retail lease, the advisors at Avison Young are here to help.

The pillars of our culture

  • Honesty and integrity.  
  • We invest in our clients and people in order to deliver superior results for clients and shareholder returns.
  • Principals as primary equity holders are accountable to clients as well as each other
  • Service line silos have been eliminated as a best practice to allow for the delivery of integrated solutions
  • Solutions are “open source code.”  Our philosophy ensures our clients’ best interests  are always our focus, and demands that the right resources are assigned to every opportunity.

What sets us apart

"I think our culture is very team oriented. I would call it client-centric. From day one, it has been ingrained in me that I should be first of all worrying about the client’s needs…."
— industrial sales professional
"I’ll take 50 people working together versus…1,000 people working independently, any day."
— principal and managing director
"I think our clients consider Avison Young to stand for credibility and professionalism.  Our clients feel by hiring Avison Young they are raising the credibility of their own project, and many of our clients feel that we’re a safe diversion of risk."
— office leasing and sales professional