Avison Young announces additions to its Board of Directors

photos of the five individuals comprising the new Avison Young Board of Directors (April 2024) beneath the words April 3, 2024

Women fill three of five seats, reflecting strong representation at the highest levels

Toronto, Ontario – Global commercial real estate advisor, Avison Young, today announced changes to its Board of Directors after executing on a comprehensive financial recapitalization that reinforces the firm’s financial foundation and advances its strategic goals.

Comprised of five business leaders, each esteemed experts in their fields, the streamlined Board brings extensive leadership experience across a diverse range of disciplines – including institutional investment, finance, mergers & acquisitions, technology, and innovation.

The members are:

  • Mark Rose, Avison Young, Chair and CEO
  • Cynthia Foster Curry, Independent Board Director
  • Carol Johnson, Independent Board Director, Former President, AlliedBarton Security Services
  • Eva Maglis, Independent Board Director, Former Global CIO, CGI Inc.
  • Dean Mullett, Senior Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, FTI Capital Advisors, Canada

With three of five seats filled by women, Avison Young’s Board proudly reflects strong, female representation and leadership at the highest levels – an important step forward, as a part of the firm’s Pledge for Action to the CREW Network, to advance women and increase diversity in commercial real estate.

“As a company powered by people with diverse perspectives and experiences, we are proud to see our Board of Directors reflect these values,” said Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young. “We are poised for continued growth and success in the years ahead, and as we move forward with this new Board, Avison Young remains dedicated to transparent communication and accountability to shareholders, Principals, employees and partners.”

Avison Young’s global management team will continue to lead the business and will partner closely with the Board to drive growth and value.

Avison Young creates real economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people. As a private company, our clients collaborate with an empowered partner who is invested in their success. Our integrated talent realizes the full potential of real estate by using global intelligence platforms that provide clients with insights and advantage. Together, we can create healthy, productive workplaces for employees, cities that are centers for prosperity for their citizens, and built spaces and places that create a net benefit to the economy, the environment and the community.

Avison Young is a 2023 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 12 consecutive years.

For more information:

Andrea Zviedris, Media Relations – Canada: +1 416.891.7416

Sandra Hill, Media Relations – United States: +1 281.853.5548

Andrea Klettner, Media Relations – United Kingdom

Victoria Gieseking, Media Relations - EMEA