About Avison Young

With 2,600 staff, 82 offices and an integrated service platform for all types of clients across all use classes, Toronto-based Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing real estate advisory company and has offices in five German cities: Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Berlin.

Decades of Experience

The company was founded in Edmonton, Canada in 1978 when Graeme Young, Terry Kilburn, Roy Rolheiser and Jim Drysdale, the four principal fee earners of the leading brokerage company Knowlton Realty, decided to form their own company. From Day One, the local press referred to Graeme Young & Associates, the original name of the company, as the “gang of four”. The rest is history. The company continued to grow and in 1996 merged with the real estate company Avison & Associates, which had been founded in Toronto in 1989. Thus, Avison Young was born. It began its international expansion nine years ago after Mark Rose became CEO & Chairman, initially with the opening of offices in the USA in 2009, followed by entry into the UK, Mexican and German markets in the years since 2014.

Forward-Looking Real Estate Advice

Our objective at Avison Young is to become the preferred partner for forward-looking real estate advice. Listening, understanding, recognising business needs, evaluating solutions and a consistent approach are our strengths, and support our claim to be a leading real estate advisory company.