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Avison Young accelerates growth in British Columbia by adding Valuation & Advisory Services team
January 18, 2022
Toronto, ON – Avison Young’s expansion of integrated consultative solutions continues as the firm today announced the establishment of a Valuation & Advisory team in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“We continue to build upon our tremendous opportunity for growth, adding five remarkably talented individuals that will start up our team in Vancouver, providing clients with a diverse skill set across all asset types,” said Matthew McWatters, Principal, Executive Vice President & Canadian Leader, Valuation & Advisory Services at Avison Young. “We have an appetite for recruiting and developing new talent across Canada – and I look forward to Jessica helping to lead the charge in British Columbia.”
This new team will be led by Jessica Toppazzini, Senior Vice President & Practice Leader British Columbia, Valuation & Advisory Services. Toppazzini will be responsible for growing the valuation and advisory platform across British Columbia. She brings a decade of experience in guiding business strategies and complex valuation services, with an emphasis on expropriation, development land, purpose-built rental housing and social housing.
Joining Toppazzini are Steven Caldecott, Senior Vice President, and Victoria Steele, Senior Valuation Consultant. Caldecott brings over 12 years of valuation experience across a wide range of property types, with specialization in industrial properties, including large format distribution and cold storage facilities. Steele brings strength in research and analysis of developments in industrial, multi-family, commercial retail and office properties. Rounding out the team of five are Antonio Balogh, Junior Appraiser, and Matt Chin, Data Analyst.
"I’m pleased to welcome the new team to the Vancouver office as we continue to find new ways to drive value for local clients," said Michael Keenan, Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young in Vancouver. "Together with Matthew, Jessica and the Valuation team, we will be well positioned to provide insightful, unique consultative solutions that help clients reach their real estate goals."
“I couldn’t be more pleased to join Avison Young,” said Toppazzini. “I’m impressed by the firm’s diverse portfolio of clients – and I’m looking forward to expanding upon our advisory services for government institutions, private lenders, financial institutions, developers and investors.”
The establishment of this new team is part of Avison Young’s commitment to grow its consultative real estate solution offerings across North America. Recently, the firm welcomed Arlene Dedier as new Canadian Practice Leader in Project Management Services and also announced the acquisition of Dowling Houy, a well-established owner’s project management services firm in Boston.
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