TORONTO, Canada—After competing against a wide range of companies nationwide to win the Canada’s Best Managed Companies (Best Managed) award in 2011 and 2012, Toronto, ON-based commercial real estate services firm Avison Young requalified in 2013 to maintain its status as a Best Managed company.
The prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO forums. The announcement was made this week by the national sponsors and in a special report in the National Post daily newspaper.
Canada’s Best Managed companies, spanning every region across the country and an array of industries, have demonstrated business excellence through a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.
“On behalf of the board of directors of Avison Young, our employees, our clients and our partners, we are truly honoured to have been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the third consecutive year,” comments Avison Young chair and CEO Mark Rose. “This award recognizes our commitment to strategy and to our Principal-led collaborative culture, which creates a workforce that is aligned with and focused on superior long-term results for clients. We are proud that this is a Canadian award administered by some of Canada’s most highly regarded companies. It is shared by our staff across North America, who serve our clients day-in and day-out.”
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Over the past five years, the company has grown from 11 to 54 offices and from 300 to more than 1,500 real estate professionals across Canada and the U.S.
“The leadership of Avison Young is totally committed to being among the best managed businesses in the world,” states Avison Young principal Arthur Mirante, based in New York. The growth strategy of this enterprise, which is the fastest-growing business in the global real estate services industry, is our culture – a culture of collaboration, trust and client service all based on a value system of honesty, integrity and investment in people.”
According to John Hughes, National Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and Managing Partner, Growth Enterprises, Deloitte: “Over the past 21 years, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program has recognized the most innovative and Best Managed Companies in Canada. We are delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of Avison Young.”
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.