Distressed properties commercial real estate services

Avison Young’s distressed property team has the extensive technical knowledge and expertise to manage, value, lease, market and sell your distressed properties to minimize risk, and maximize proceeds.

From receivership to management, leasing and disposition, corporate and asset strategy to implementation we cover a full-range of services. Our expert appraisers and knowledgeable brokers provide detailed appraisal studies and concise Broker Opinions of Value reports and Broker Pricing Opinions.

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Our key service lines to aid in distressed asset situations:

  • Valuation and Advisory Services
  • Business Consulting & Advisory Services
  • Real Estate Management Services
  • Project Management Services
  • Real Estate Consulting & Advisory Services
  • Leasing Strategy & Agency Services
  • Property Tax Appeal
  • Capital Markets, Debt Services, & Investment Sales

Experts in all asset classes, specializing in:

  • Asset and portfolio strategy
  • Accredited appraisal & valuation services
  • Receivership and judicial/court-ordered sale listing services
  • Listing proposals and broker opinions of value
  • Licensed property management services to assist receivers
  • Advisory services for insolvency, workouts and restructuring (businesses, assets/real estate and debt)
  • Expert witness testimony and litigation support in court or arbitration
  • Corporate real estate strategy including workplace, industrial and retail footprint optimization
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Structured to support your distressed property, no matter the scope.

Our services are aligned to offer full or partial support of your unique distressed property experience.


01 Understand your asset
Analyze and value distressed property situations and provide solutions to align with your business and real estate needs.

02 Take control and stabilize
Complete property administration, project management and maintenance takeover.

03 Create value
Discover and resolve unknown issues and disputes to better position your asset in the market.

04 Disposition / exit
Strategic disposition and exit strategies to effectively market and sell your assets for maximum value.

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Avison Young COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Centre - Global real estate insights and expertise

As this unprecedented situation continues to rapidly evolve, Avison Young's briefing notes are intended to provide our clients with an up-to-date assessment of the impact on the commercial real estate market.


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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE Impacts on CANADIAN Commercial Real Estate

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Distressed property services news and updates

Avison Young appoints seasoned CRE executive Seth Weinert to ramp up growth and transformation plans

Avison Young appoints seasoned CRE executive Seth Weinert to ramp up growth and transformation plans August 25, 2022

Toronto and Chicago – Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, today announced that industry leader Seth Weinert has been appointed to Avison Young as Principal and Director of Strategy and Risk Management. Based in Chicago, Weinert will sit on the Executive Committee, reporting directly to Rose.

“Our clients and our industry face a more complicated and uncertain operating environment than ever before. As Avison Young works to deliver the real estate experience of the future, it is critical that we optimize our own portfolio of products, services, and technologies to drive real value for our clients. Seth will enable that, “ said Rose. “He has a proven track record of designing and executing growth strategies across the CRE landscape and around the world.”

In this new role, Weinert will drive development of the firm’s overall long- and mid-term strategies, partnering with the Executive Committee on plan design and implementation. He will also be responsible for the identification, analysis and mitigation of potential gaps or threats to the firm and its offerings. In addition, he will partner closely with the firm’s Chief Strategy Officer, Hiren Thakar, who is focused on the firm’s strategic growth by recruitment and M&A.

“Avison Young is at a pivotal point in its transformation and I am incredibly excited to help shape what’s next for this great platform,” said Weinert.  “I’m interested in designing growth strategies that are aspirational, achievable, and flexible and then ensuring those strategies are reflected in the decisions and actions people take every day. That approach will be effective within Avison Young’s innovative, data-driven culture."

Weinert joins Avison Young from JLL, where he spent 20 years in client-facing, product and corporate development, and strategic planning roles. He most recently served as Head of Strategic Planning and Growth for the firm’s Work Dynamics group where he delivered multi-year growth plans and led global transformation workstreams.

About Avison Young

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 2022 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 11 consecutive years.

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Key distressed property services contacts

Mark Fieder

    • Principal
    • President, Canada
    • Corporate Executive
[email protected]

Sheila Botting

    • Principal & President Americas, Professional Services
    • Consulting & Advisory
[email protected]

Neil Lacheur

    • Principal
    • Executive Vice President
    • Real Estate Management Services, Canada
    • Facility Management
    • Property Management
    • Asset Management
[email protected]

James Heaps

    • Executive Vice President
    • Consulting & Advisory
    • Strategic Business Advisory
[email protected]

Brent Kingdon

    • Principal, Practice Leader, Project Management Services
    • Project Management
[email protected]

Matthew McWatters, AACI, P.App

    • Principal, Executive Vice President & Canadian Leader, Valuation & Advisory Services
    • Valuation Advisory Services
[email protected]

Amy Erixon

    • Principal
    • President, Global Investment Management
    • Investment Management
[email protected]

Robin White

    • Broker, Principal
    • Capital Markets Group
[email protected]

Norman A. Arychuk

    • Mortgage Broker, Debt Capital Markets Group
    • Capital Markets Group
    • Debt & Equity Finance
    • Consulting & Advisory
[email protected]