Bruce Armstrong joins Avison Young in Toronto

Veteran broker to specialize in office leasing and tenant representation

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Mark Fieder, COO, Canadian Operations, of Avison Young, announced today that industry veteran Bruce Armstrong has joined the company in its global headquarters in downtown Toronto.

Effective immediately, Armstrong joins Avison Young as a Senior Vice-President in the Toronto office. He will focus on tenant representation, negotiating office leasing transactions on behalf of clients, and working with colleagues in Avison Young offices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and across Canada. For the past six years, Armstrong served as Vice-President of office leasing for Cushman & Wakefield in downtown Toronto.

"We're pleased to welcome Bruce to our downtown team," comments Fieder. "Bruce's professionalism and client-centric transaction approach make him an ideal addition to our organization. In addition, Bruce is a proven industry leader whose years of experience will benefit our entire team and further enhance the services we provide to our clients."

Armstrong brings 33 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. He consistently ranked among the top brokers in Canada while at Cushman & Wakefield. During his many years in the industry, which included working at Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE, Armstrong has completed numerous large lease transactions on behalf of his clients throughout Ontario and across Canada.

"Avison Young is made up of solutions-focused, entrepreneurial real estate professionals, and is experiencing tremendous growth," states Armstrong. "I identify strongly with the company's Principal-led, collaborative culture and approach to client service, and look forward to working with my new colleagues to provide the best real estate solutions to our clients, and to making a contribution to the organization's ongoing growth and success."

Over the past six and a half years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 71 offices and from 300 to more than 2,000 real estate professionals across Canada, the U.S., and in Europe.

Avison Young is the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 2,000 real estate professionals in 71 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.

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SOURCE Avison Young Commercial Real Estate (BC)

For further information: For further information/comment/photos: Mark Fieder, Principal and COO, Canadian Operations, Avison Young, 416.673.4051; Bruce Armstrong, Senior Vice-President, Toronto, Avison Young: 416.673.4050

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