Denis Perreault appointed Managing Director of Avison Young's Quebec operations

Industry veteran will lead day-to-day operations and growth of Quebec service platform

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, announced today the strategic hiring of industry veteran Denis Perreault as Managing Director of the company's Quebec operations.

Perreault brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate industry experience to Avison Young. He was most recently Vice-President, Investments, Eastern North America with Ivanhoé Cambridge in Montreal.

Effective immediately, Perreault's mandate will be to manage Avison Young's day-to-day operations in Quebec, service new and existing clients, and play a leading role in further expanding the firm's service offering in the province. He will be based in the company's Montreal office.

"We couldn't be more pleased to have Denis come on board and lead our team in Quebec," comments Rose. "Denis is a highly respected commercial real estate professional, proven industry leader and consummate team player. Given his significant client relationships, he will further complement and strengthen our overall presence in Quebec."

Rose continues: "Denis will be responsible for the continued growth and development of our operations in Quebec, and will take a lead role in recruiting top-tier talent and enhancing our service lines. We look forward to the contributions that Denis will make to our organization, and are confident that his expert knowledge of the local market will lay a strong foundation for Avison Young's growth in Montreal and the rest of Quebec."

Adds Mark Fieder, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director, Eastern Canada: "Denis is an industry leader who will provide our clients with best-in-class real estate solutions. His track record in the North American market places him in the highest tier of commercial real estate professionals. As our operations in Quebec continue to expand, we are pleased to be bringing to our clients an ever-growing range of services and a depth of experience that will successfully address their real estate requirements."

During his career, Perreault has been responsible for the acquisition, management and disposition of numerous high-profile commercial real estate assets in Canadian and U.S. markets, including New York, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. In addition, he has led leasing and management teams in Quebec and other major Canadian cities, overseeing billions of dollars in assets under management.

Perreault is a member of the Board of Trustees of Nobel Reit, and past member of the Board of Directors for both UDI Quebec and Collège de l'immobilier du Québec. He holds an MBA specializing in real estate from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and is a Chartered Real Estate Broker in the province of Quebec.

"I am excited about the opportunity to expand Avison Young's platform in the Quebec market," notes Perreault. "I was particularly attracted to the company's Principal-led structure and unique culture, which foster internal, cross-company collaboration to provide optimal solutions for clients."

"Furthermore, I look forward to taking a leadership role and working with Avison Young's excellent team of real estate professionals in Montreal and Quebec City, and making the most of opportunities for expansion in the province of Quebec. I also look forward to working with the other Managing Directors across the company to further grow Avison Young's brand in Canada, the U.S. and overseas," he says.

Over the past five years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 58 offices and from 300 to more than 1,500 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 1,500 real estate professionals in 58 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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For further information/comment/photos:

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

Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: 416.673.4028

Mark Fieder, Principal and Managing Director, Eastern Canada, Avison Young: 416.673.4051

Denis Perreault, Managing Director, Quebec, Avison Young: 514.905.0604

Avison Young was a winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies program in 2011 and 2012 and requalified in 2013 to maintain its status as a Best Managed company.

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SOURCE: Avison Young Commercial Real Estate (BC)

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Sherry Quan                  
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