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 Lindsay.
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 multi-residential properties.
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• 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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