In just five years, Avison Young has grown from 400 people across Canada to more than 1600 real estate professionals throughout North America. Is the reason for the rapid growth our culture? Our business approach? Our track record of success and our disciplined strategy for expansion?
Perhaps Avison Young chair and CEO Mark Rose explained it best in a blog post: “Our client list has grown significantly over the past three years as occupiers and investors become aware of our industry-leading client-service model. Our Principal-led culture ensures that the client, the execution team and the shareholders are completely aligned. We do not employ the age-old pyramid structure, where business units report up through layers of managers and are pitted against each other to deliver for shareholders who are not involved in the day-to-day business. We work together as a team to meet all stakeholder goals, deliver results and, most importantly, have fun doing it!”
Whether you are an individual real estate professional, a brokerage team or an established real estate services company, we are looking for talented and dedicated people and groups to join our growing organization. We offer tools and market support along with an entrepreneurial culture to help you reach your full potential. If you are interested in joining the fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm in North America, please contact Hiren Thakar for more information.
In the words of some of Avison Young’s newest members:
"Collaboration is one of the pillars of the Avison Young Culture, but what does that mean for an associate or young gun learning not only about Avison Young, but about the fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate? Collaboration for us means teamwork, partnership, communication- the essential elements of the mentoring program at AY. By partnering associates directly with senior principals from day one, AY proves how important this collaboration is. Whereas other firms put the onus on the associate to find teammates or a place within the company, AY places this responsibility directly on their principals. The collaboration and culture thus starts from top down, from principal all the way to associate, with everyone understanding this foundation will be one of the critical elements for success."
--- Matt Kornmuller, Sales Representative and member of "Young Gun" Team, Avison Young (Mississauga, Ontario)
“AY offered us a collaborative environment where we have input and impact to build a tremendous culture, as well as a brokerage platform.”
— Chip Watson, Principal, Avison Young (Atlanta)
“Over the course of the last 26 years in commercial real estate in Los Angeles I have been blessed with great production and numerous awards and honors. But I think my greatest fortune was making the decision to join Avison Young and the incredible professionals who make up the organization. Now, more than ever in my long career, I really feel I am working within a culture that not only promotes great business, but also values that I ascribe to on a personal level. There is no doubt in my mind that I will finish my career with my new partners at Avison Young…and will be wealthier on many fronts for making that decision.”
— Neil Resnick, Managing Director, Avison Young (Los Angeles)
“Avison Young’s approach to the traditional brokerage model, which allowed me to partner with industry leaders such as Mark Rose and Earl Webb, provided one of the most unique and financially rewarding opportunities in my career.”
— Peter Berk, Principal, Avison Young (Tysons Corner, Virginia)
"The principal-based culture is exciting. It provides an extra level of accountability to clients as well as the opportunity to contribute to the direction of the company. The business plan encourages individual practitioners to seek out the best solutions for customers. The quality of talent that has come aboard, and senior management’s track record of delivering what they set out to do each year, is proof of the creativity and focus within the company. And it’s an extremely fun working environment!"
— Jeff Flemington, Principal, Avison Young (Mississauga, Ontario)
“Creative solutions, including tapping into non-traditional capital sources, are critical to success in today’s real estate market. Avison Young is the perfect platform for collaborating with my Canadian counterparts to bring new capital sources into the U.S.”
— Suzanne Martinez, Principal, Avison Young (Chicago)