Avison Young’s tenth annual global Day of Giving event initiates change through 7,640 hours of action and partnership with local operations

composition of photos of commercial real estate professionals doing charitable work in communities October 5, 2023

Toronto, ON, Chicago, IL, London, UK– On Thursday, September 28, Avison Young held its tenth annual global Day of Giving event, providing more than 7,640 hours of service to local communities. Staff from all the firm’s geographies came together to help initiate change through action and partnership. Supporting local organizations focused on advancing sustainability, equality, and health, each Avison Young office choose its own community volunteer project in collaboration with the groups or charity that received assistance.

As Avison Young continues to expand in markets and size across the globe, the Day of Giving’s impact grows (78,000 hours and counting!). This year, approximately 60 Avison Young offices spent the day volunteering with more than 80 community organizations in North America, the U.K. and Continental Europe.

“Our annual Day of Giving brings together two of the things that really make Avison Young special – our people and positive impacts. The events in each market are organized by young talent within the firm, enabling them to lead on a project that materially improves our communities,” said Mark E. Rose, Avison Young’s Chair and CEO. “This year marks a full decade of our Annual Day of Giving commitment. As we grow, we elevate our global impact. This isn’t about writing a check, this is about doing the work while experiencing and improving our places and communities. We are proud to support local organizations and look forward to doing it for another ten years.”

Below are some highlights from activities around the globe:

  • Canada – Team members made an impact through service work that included helping with community clean up and volunteering with local food banks and organizations that support children, seniors, and needy families, and people experiencing homelessness. 
  • United States – Offices across the U.S. engaged in a variety of service activities including volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and The Salvation Army, as well as teaming with local charities including food banks and community clean-ups.
  • United Kingdom – Team members volunteered in Sue Ryder charity shops -- sorting stock, cleaning and displaying seasonal gear. Other teams transformed a local Inspire Youth Hub through cleaning, painting and decorating, while still more cleaned up public spaces.
  • Germany – The teams from Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf participated in various social projects, including gardening, assisting in senior and children's homes, as well as helping with food collection and distribution.

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:

Canada: Andrea Zviedris, Director, Media Relations – North America: +1 416.891.7416

United States: Sandra Hill, Manager, Media Relations – U.S.: +1 281.853.5548

United Kingdom: [email protected]