Peter Burdon joins Avison Young's brokerage operations in Toronto North

VANCOUVER, May 17 /CNW/ - Mark Fieder, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Ontario region, announced today that Peter Burdon has joined Avison Young's brokerage operations in the company's Toronto North office.

Effective immediately, Burdon joins Avison Young as a commercial real estate investment broker. He will work closely with the company's Ontario and national investment teams to further strengthen and expand Avison Young's investment capabilities, particularly in the northern Greater Toronto Area (GTA) market. Most recently, he served as a broker with Royal LePage in the York Region (an area spanning nine municipalities in Southern Ontario), specializing in mid-market investment properties.

"Peter is an accomplished entrepreneur and results-oriented executive. The skills he brings to Avison Young will add further value to our marketing efforts in the York Region and peripheral investment markets," comments Fieder. "Peter's knowledge and relationships developed in the north GTA markets, combined with his superior negotiation skills, will benefit our clients and our company. Peter is a natural leader and a motivational relationship-builder, and we couldn't be more pleased to have him join our team."

With C-level leadership experience in both private industry and not-for-profit sectors, Burdon has a thorough understanding of the business dynamics of the area and the interaction of private business and government. His previous business-owner and CEO experience includes intensive negotiations for purchase of real estate property and large capital investment in land and facilities. The result is an empathetic approach to the process his clients must use when they consider the acquisition of commercial property.

Achievements and membership associations include: Past President, York Region Chamber of Commerce; Corporate Citizen of the Year (1999) - York Region Chamber of Commerce; Co-Chair, Community Economic Development Team (1997-2000); and recipient of Royal LePage Master Sales Awards (2008, 2009). Burdon studied political science, history and geology at the University of Calgary and holds a certificate in marketing from the University of Ottawa.

"I am proud to be continuing my career at Avison Young and to be affiliated with such an established and evolving company," says Burdon. "The commercial focus of the company fits very well with my personality and goals, and I look forward to contributing to the growth of Avison Young's brokerage business in the York Region market and building on the positive momentum achieved by the investment team in recent years."

Over the past two years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 23 offices and from 300 to more than 700 real estate professionals across Canada and in the U.S.

Founded in 1978, Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services company and the only national, Canadian-owned, principal-managed real estate brokerage firm in the country. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and ranked among Canada's leading national commercial real estate organizations, Avison Young is a full-service commercial real estate company comprising more than 700 real estate professionals in 23 offices across Canada and in the U.S. The company provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-residential properties.

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SOURCE Avison Young (Canada) Inc.

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For further information/comment/photos:

  • Sherry Quan, National Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young:
    (604) 647-5098; cell: (604) 726-0959
  • Mark Fieder, Principal and Managing Director, Ontario: (416) 673-4051
  • Peter Burdon, Broker, Toronto North: (905) 968-8005
  • Mark Rose, Chair and CEO: (416) 673-4028

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