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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Avison Young named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for second year in a row

By Mark E. Rose, Toronto

On behalf of all our Principals, Shareholders and Employees, we are extremely proud to announce that Avison Young – for the second year in a row – has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. 

The prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO forums. The announcement was made yesterday by the national sponsors and in a special report in the National Post daily newspaper.

Winning this prestigious award last year was a monumental achievement; winning again this year shows that our efforts to create a different kind of real estate company are paying off, and that we have established a solid, sustainable organization – one that is built to last.

We could not be more honoured to be associated with our exceptional clients, their belief in Avison Young and the extraordinary people who service their accounts and provide real solutions. 

This designation is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, our tremendous growth in recent years, and our differentiated, Principal-led structure. Each Principal has a stake in the success of our firm, which drives a culture of collaboration, co-operation and client focus, across the company. We manage our business without service-line or geographic silos, in order to have a greater positive impact on our clients’ success.

This award is a recognition of our success with clients, our values, our accomplishments and our culture. Among the key pillars of the Avison Young culture are partnership, honesty and integrity. Through these values we have created a loyal base of clients. We applaud the accomplishments of all the Best Managed recipients for their commitment to excellence, and we look forward to continuing to build and sustain a culture that will enable our future success.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is a national awards program recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel that evaluates how companies address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

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