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

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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Distressed property services news and updates

Avison Young enters fast-paced South-East-Asian real estate market through new affiliation agreement in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City skyline September 20, 2023

Global real estate company Avison Young expands its APAC reach into the South-East-Asian market by taking on board 100 industry experts in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Toronto, ON – Avison Young today announced its expansion into the Vietnamese market through a strategic affiliation agreement with Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi-based D&P Company. The commercial real estate company expands its APAC network - and establishes a presence in South-East Asia for the first time, demonstrating the firm's commitment to providing exceptional real estate services to clients around the world.

The new Avison Young Vietnamese operation offers experienced, multi-national team consisting of more than 100 real estate experts, with transactional, management, and consulting services across all major property types. Services include Valuation and Advisory, Industrial and Office Leasing and capital markets, property management, and asset management.

The offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be led by David Jackson and Peter Dinning, who will be joining as Principals, with Jackson taking on the role of CEO and Dinning acting as Chairman. Both have in-depth knowledge of the Vietnamese market and more than 20 years of experience as managing directors of a real estate company in the South-East Asian market. This will enable the Avison Young team to provide tailored real estate solutions to clients in Vietnam, enabling them to navigate this dynamic and rapidly evolving market with confidence. The country with its fast-paced real estate market has seen significant socio-economic growth in the past decades. Its young population and tech-savvy workforce, encourage innovation and rapid urbanization.

The affiliation agreement is a strategic step in Avison Young's global expansion. By leveraging its global intelligence platforms and working with local industry experts, Avison Young aims to build lasting partnerships with clients and contribute to the sustainable development of communities in Vietnam.

Mark E. Rose, Chairman and CEO of Avison Young, expressed his excitement about the affiliation, saying:

"Vietnam is a fast-growing market, and we are incredibly excited to expand the Avison Young network in the Asian-Pacific real estate market, through our affiliation with D&P. Vietnam's robust economy and dynamic real estate sector offer tremendous opportunities for us to deliver innovative solutions to our clients. We are confident that David's and Peter’s leadership and expertise will be instrumental in establishing and growing our presence in this market.

David Jackson, Principal and CEO of Avison Young Vietnam, said:

"The opportunity to lead the newly affiliated office in Vietnam of a dynamic, tech-forward and deeply experienced global real estate company such as Avison Young, is very exciting. Together with our experienced team, we look forward to extending the company’s purpose of creating real economic, social and environmental value to the South-East Asian market.”

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 2023 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 12 consecutive years.

For more information, visit www.avisonyoung.com

Key distressed property services contacts

Mark Fieder

    • Principal
    • President, Canada
    • Corporate Executive

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]

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
    • Consulting & Advisory
    • Debt & Equity Finance
[email protected]