Victoria Devencore Realty rebrands as Avison Young, bringing depth of experience across British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia – Avison Young today announced an expansion of its service delivery to clients with the addition of Devencore Realty Victoria Ltd. in Victoria, British Columbia, which will rebrand as Avison Young and broaden the firm’s collective intelligence, with 16 offices across the country.
The affiliation brings together Avison Young’s real estate advisor and broker professionals in Victoria and Vancouver – creating a 123-person team in British Columbia with a broad range of expertise to deliver innovation and insights to clients.
"Growing Avison Young’s diverse breadth and depth of experience is a strategic priority, and bolstering our already-strong presence in British Columbia further solidifies our strong Canadian roots that date back nearly 50 years,” said Mark Fieder, Principal and President of Avison Young in Canada. "I am delighted to welcome the Victoria team to the Avison Young family – together we will achieve tremendous collective success."
The affiliation will deliver strong leadership for clients across a range of specialties, including occupier and corporate services, lease administration, tenant representation, and professional services (such as corporate real estate and workplace consulting, project management, real estate and infrastructure consulting, and valuation and advisory services).
"Our firms share core values centered around an unwavering commitment to people – and to helping drive value for clients," said Michael Keenan, Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young in Vancouver. "We will provide significant value by leveraging technology, data and insights that are unparalleled in commercial real estate when helping clients reach their economic, social and environmental goals."
For two decades, the Victoria team has played a prominent role in British Columbia’s commercial real estate landscape and is a known leader on Vancouver Island. The full-service firm offers a comprehensive range of sales, leasing and advisory services to clients throughout Vancouver Island on their retail, office, industrial, hotel, multi-residential and land development needs.
“It’s exciting to offer our clients a more complete platform with a company that shares our same values,” said Amanda Neal, now Senior Vice President and Partner of Avison Young in Victoria. “Joining Avison Young and combining the expertise of the Victoria and Vancouver offices allows us to further enhance our service offering in the changing landscape of the Victoria commercial real estate market.”
This past year, Avison Young has expanded its client experience and professional services teams to best help occupiers, owners and investors navigate increasingly complex and accelerating marketplace needs around the future of work and city resiliency.
About Avison Young
Avison Young creates real economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people. As a private company, our clients collaborate with an empowered partner who is invested in their success. Our integrated talent realizes the full potential of real estate by using global intelligence platforms that provide clients with insights and advantage. Together, we can create healthy, productive workplaces for employees, cities that are centers for prosperity for their citizens, and built spaces and places that create a net benefit to the economy, the environment and the community.
Avison Young is a 2021 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 10 consecutive years.