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 announces additions to its Board of Directors

photos of the five individuals comprising the new Avison Young Board of Directors (April 2024) beneath the words April 3, 2024

Women fill three of five seats, reflecting strong representation at the highest levels

Toronto, Ontario – Global commercial real estate advisor, Avison Young, today announced changes to its Board of Directors after executing on a comprehensive financial recapitalization that reinforces the firm’s financial foundation and advances its strategic goals.

Comprised of five business leaders, each esteemed experts in their fields, the streamlined Board brings extensive leadership experience across a diverse range of disciplines – including institutional investment, finance, mergers & acquisitions, technology, and innovation.

The members are:

  • Mark Rose, Avison Young, Chair and CEO
  • Cynthia Foster Curry, Independent Board Director
  • Carol Johnson, Independent Board Director, Former President, AlliedBarton Security Services
  • Eva Maglis, Independent Board Director, Former Global CIO, CGI Inc.
  • Dean Mullett, Senior Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, FTI Capital Advisors, Canada

With three of five seats filled by women, Avison Young’s Board proudly reflects strong, female representation and leadership at the highest levels – an important step forward, as a part of the firm’s Pledge for Action to the CREW Network, to advance women and increase diversity in commercial real estate.

“As a company powered by people with diverse perspectives and experiences, we are proud to see our Board of Directors reflect these values,” said Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young. “We are poised for continued growth and success in the years ahead, and as we move forward with this new Board, Avison Young remains dedicated to transparent communication and accountability to shareholders, Principals, employees and partners.”

Avison Young’s global management team will continue to lead the business and will partner closely with the Board to drive growth and value.

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:

Andrea Zviedris, Media Relations – Canada: +1 416.891.7416

Sandra Hill, Media Relations – United States: +1 281.853.5548

Andrea Klettner, Media Relations – United Kingdom

Victoria Gieseking, Media Relations - EMEA


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]