Avison Young (Canada) appoints Bill Argeropoulos Vice-President & Director of Research, Canada

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    TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Mark E. Rose, chair and CEO of Avison Young
(Canada) Inc., announced today the appointment of one of Canada's leading
market research analysts, Bill Argeropoulos, as Vice-President and Director of
Research, Canada.
    Effective immediately, Argeropoulos will be responsible for overseeing
all research operations nationally for Avison Young. Bill's responsibilities
will include developing best practices, insuring data integrity and developing
commercial real estate technical reporting for Avison Young's clients. Bill
will take an active role in expanding and leveraging the scope of research to
help support clients across all service lines, including brokerage, property
management, consulting and advisory, facilities management and project
management. He will be based in Avison Young's downtown Toronto office.
    "We are very pleased to have attracted someone of Bill's caliber. Bill is
recognized as one of Canada's top commercial real estate industry analysts,
and his professional stature, client relationships and extensive real estate
experience will enhance the depth and capabilities of our firm and benefit our
clients in the long run," comments Rose. "The client is the driving force of
our activities, and we understand that our clients want practical advice that
will bring value to their businesses. By employing the top talent in our
industry, we are able to maintain high levels of reliability."
    Argeropoulos has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real
estate industry. He has held progressive senior research positions with
various leading real estate organizations, starting his career at Forecast
Data Corporation in 1988. Following that, Bill spent three years as a Senior
Research Analyst at Royal LePage Commercial (now Cushman & Wakefield LePage),
followed by six years with one of Canada's largest developers, CIBC
Development Corporation. Bill then moved on to become Director of National
Research with Altus Group. Prior to joining Avison Young, Bill spent two years
as the Vice-President of National Research with Jones Lang LaSalle.
    "Avison Young's vision for growth and its focus on bringing its clients
the highest level of analytical support in real estate intelligence and
forecasting is a goal that I share," says Argeropoulos. "The company's plan to
grow its Canadian core and leverage its success to other parts of the world is
a fantastic opportunity that I am excited to be part of."
    "We are very pleased to have Bill join our operations in Toronto and take
a role in managing our research support across the nation for Avison Young,"
adds Mark Fieder, President and Managing Director, Avison Young
(Canada)-Ontario. "Our practice groups across the country look forward to
working with Bill and helping to deliver on Avison Young's commitment to
provide a truly integrated client-centric services platform for our local,
national and global clients."

    Founded in 1996, Avison Young (Canada) Inc. is Canada's largest
independently-owned commercial real estate services company, with offices in
Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Toronto, Ottawa,
Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and Chicago. Ranked among Canada's leading
national commercial real estate organizations, Avison Young is a full-service
commercial real estate company and the only national, Canadian,
principal-owned real estate brokerage firm in the country. The company
provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory,
management and financial services to owners and users of commercial,
industrial and multi-residential real estate properties.

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    For further info/comment/photos:
    -   Sherry Quan, Director of Corporate Communications (B.C.), Avison
        Young (Canada) Inc.:
        (604) 647-5098 or cell: (604) 726-0959
    -   Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young (Canada) Inc.: (416) 673-4028
    -   Bill Argeropoulos, Vice-President and Director of Research, Canada,
        Avison Young (Canada) Inc.: (416) 673-4029
    -   Mark Fieder, President & Managing Director, Avison Young (Canada)
        Inc.-Ontario: (416) 673-4051


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