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Founded in 1978, Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services company and the only national, Canadian-owned, principal-managed real estate brokerage firm in the country. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and ranked among Canada's leading national commercial real estate organizations, Avison Young is a full-service commercial real estate company comprising more than 600 real estate professionals in 18 offices across Canada and in the U.S. The company provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financial services to owners and users of commercial, industrial and multi-residential real estate properties.

Formed by the union of Graeme Young & Associates of Alberta (1978) and Avison & Associates of Ontario (1989) and British Columbia (1994), Avison Young was created in 1996 to provide clients with more comprehensive real estate services at the local, national and international level. Over the next decade, new offices opened in Mississauga (1997), Montreal (2002), Quebec City (2003), Winnipeg and Regina (2004), Halifax (2006) and Ottawa (2007).  

In fall 2008, the shareholders merged the operations to create a single national entity: Avison Young (Canada) Inc. As a result, Avison Young became Canada’s largest independently-owned commercial real estate services company.

In late 2008, the company acquired Toronto-based Darton Property Advisors and Managers, establishing Avison Young as one of the country's largest independently-owned, third-party commercial property management firms.

In early 2009, Avison Young opened its first U.S. office in Chicago, followed by new offices in Washington, DC; Lethbridge, AB; and Toronto North (2009); Atlanta and Houston (2010).

Today, Avison Young has offices in Toronto (2), Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Regina, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Toronto North, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, Chicago (2), Washington DC, Tysons Corner, Atlanta (2) and Houston. The company's advisory personnel, licensed brokers, commercial property managers, financial analysts, research professionals, marketing specialists and property accountants serve clients ranging from leading multinational companies to smaller firms and sole proprietorships.