TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Mark Fieder, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the Ontario region,
announced today that leading office leasing broker Michael Lindsay has joined Avison Young's brokerage operations in Toronto.
Effective immediately, Lindsay joins Avison Young as an office leasing
broker and a Vice-President, focusing on tenant representation in the
Greater Toronto Area (GTA). While based in the Toronto central office,
he will service the downtown and suburban markets.
"Michael brings to Avison Young a wealth of experience, a strong work
ethic, and a long history of providing a high standard of client
service, which will fit well within the Avison Young culture," comments
Fieder. "Given his past successes and solid knowledge of industry
trends, he will bring a tremendous depth of real estate knowledge to
our firm. We couldn't be more pleased to have Michael on board as we
continue to grow our global footprint."
Lindsay has been active within the commercial real estate industry for
20 years, most recently as a broker with Cushman & Wakefield in Toronto
where he was the recipient of the company's Award of Excellence (the
highest award for sales at the company). He was also consistently a top
10 office leasing broker for the Toronto suburban market, having
negotiated sale, lease and sublease transactions of office properties
totalling in the millions of square feet.
Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Lindsay was the sole owner of Dynapro
Commercial Realty, a Toronto-based real estate brokerage with a team of
10 specializing in office tenant representation.
Clients served by Lindsay include Warner Music Canada, Signal Hill
Capital Partners, Hugessen Consulting, Searchlight Capital Partners,
CBV Collection Services, Ironbridge Capital Partners, The Brick and
Allied Craft Union of Canada, Stornoway Communications, Academy of
Learning, Omnicom Language Services and Diversinet.
"Joining Avison Young will immensely improve my ability to better
service my clients. The collaborative spirit amongst all of the
company's business lines and the client-focused culture will propel the
successful initiatives of the organizations I represent," notes
He adds: "I have had many dealings with Mark Fieder and the Avison Young
team over the course of my career, and I was always impressed by their
competence and commitment to serving the client's best interests. I am
pleased to be joining Mark and his team and look forward to continuing
my career at Avison Young."
Over the past three years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 26 offices
and from 300 to more than 800 real estate professionals across Canada
and the U.S.
Founded in 1978, Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned
commercial real estate services company. Headquartered in Toronto,
Ontario, Avison Young is also the largest Canadian-owned,
principal-managed commercial real estate brokerage firm in North
America. Comprising more than 800 real estate professionals in 26
offices across Canada and the U.S., the full-service commercial real
estate 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
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(604) 647-5098; cell: (604) 726-0959
• Mark Fieder, Principal and Managing Director, Ontario, Avison Young: (416) 673-4051
• Michael Lindsay, Broker and Vice-President, Toronto, Avison Young: (416) 673-4005
• Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: (416) 673-4028
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