Ron Perlmutter joins Avison Young in Toronto

Highly regarded real estate investment transaction specialist becomes Principal

TORONTO, May 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Amy Erixon, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director, Investments, announced today that highly regarded commercial real estate investment transaction specialist Ron Perlmutter has joined the firm in Toronto.

Effective immediately, Perlmutter becomes a Principal of Avison Young and Senior Vice-President of investment management (Toronto). He will focus on sourcing international capital for cross-border real estate acquisitions, identifying properties for investment, and maintaining asset management and client relationships. He was most recently Director of Real Estate with Bilfinger Real Estate Asset Management Inc. (Toronto), responsible for its North American program.

"Ron's deep executive experience and client-service focus are perfect complements to our rapidly growing four-country investment management operation," comments Erixon. "Our vision to provide differentiated services and products to cross-border investors by working closely with their strategic staff to identify gaps and develop outperforming solutions will be strengthened by Ron's expertise. He is driven by a strong desire to achieve, identify and address risks up front, and he maintains a constant focus on the best outcomes."

Erixon continues: "Our clients will benefit from Ron's proven transactional expertise in acquisitions and dispositions focused on dominant retail assets, institutional-quality office projects and industrial portfolios. His experience spearheading numerous significant investment activities with an emphasis on strategic planning, asset management and valuation will expand our investment service levels in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe. New and existing international clients will be able to gain greater insight on multiple markets and meet their real estate investment needs."

Perlmutter brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. Notable prior roles include eight years as Vice-President of Investments with Primaris Management Inc., leading Primaris Retail REIT's acquisition program totalling $3 billion and 47 retail properties. Perlmutter also spent 10 years as Vice-President of Investments with Oxford Properties Group (Toronto), directing or serving as a key participant in the structuring and closing of Oxford office transactions exceeding $8.2 billion.

"I'm excited to be part of Avison Young's fast-growing, world-class real estate organization, which has strong brand recognition and a broad management range," says Perlmutter. "Avison Young possesses a unique international commercial real estate platform that provides local market and operational insights for property investors in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe. By joining the company, I will be able to enhance my existing international client relationships while introducing new capital sources to our investment management program."

Perlmutter holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University and a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from the same post-secondary institution under its former name of the University of Western Ontario. In addition to being a licensed real estate broker, he is a registered professional engineer in Ontario. Perlmutter is a member of NAIOP and is a regular guest lecturer at the Schulich School of Business. He has also served as a panelist at a variety of real estate industry forums.

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 2,200 real estate professionals in 77 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.

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Sherry Quan, Principal, Global Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young: 604.647.5098; cell: 604.726.0959

Amy Erixon, Principal and Managing Director, Investment Management, Avison Young: 416.673.4034

Ron Perlmutter, Principal and Senior Vice-President of Investment Management (Toronto), Avison Young: 416.673.4049

Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: 416.673.4028

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