Devencore Transforms To Avison Young

September 20, 2021

Victoria Real Estate Firm Adds National Affiliation

The Avison Young team in Victoria, from left: Griffin Lewis, Matt Pettinger, Dave Bornhold, James Murray, Amanda Neal, Nathaniel Simpson and Rick Pettinger

VICTORIA – Familiar faces in the Greater Victoria real estate market are now flying under a new banner.

Devencore Realty Victoria Ltd. has rebranded as Avison Young, a national company with 16 offices across the country. The affiliation brings together Avison Young’s real estate advisor and broker professionals in Victoria and Vancouver – creating a 123-person team in British.

For two decades, the Victoria team has played a key role in B.C.’s commercial real estate landscape and the full-service firm offers a comprehensive range of sales, leasing and advisory services to clients throughout Vancouver Island for their retail, office, industrial, hotel, multi-residential and land development needs.

“It’s exciting to offer our clients a more complete platform with a company that shares our same values,” said Amanda Neal, now Senior Vice President and Partner of Avison Young in Victoria. “Joining Avison Young and combining the expertise of the Victoria and Vancouver offices allows us to further enhance our service offering in the changing landscape of the Victoria commercial real estate market.”

The affiliation will deliver leadership for clients across a range of specialties, including occupier and corporate services, lease administration, tenant representation, and professional services (such as corporate real estate and workplace consulting, project management, real estate and infrastructure consulting, and valuation and advisory services).

“Growing Avison Young’s diverse breadth and depth of experience is a strategic priority, and bolstering our already-strong presence in British Columbia further solidifies our strong Canadian roots that date back nearly 50 years,” said Mark Fieder, Principal and President of Avison Young in Canada. “I am delighted to welcome the Victoria team to the Avison Young family – together we will achieve tremendous collective success.”

This past year, Avison Young has expanded its client experience and professional services teams to best help occupiers, owners and investors navigate increasingly complex and accelerating marketplace needs around the future of work and city resiliency.

“Our firms share core values centered around an unwavering commitment to people – and to helping drive value for clients,” said Michael Keenan, Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young in Vancouver. “We will provide significant value by leveraging technology, data and insights that are unparalleled in commercial real estate when helping clients reach their economic, social and environmental goals.”

Avison Young is a 2021 winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, and has retained its Best Managed designation for 10 consecutive years.

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