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Avison Young bolsters Vancouver land development specialty team, welcoming Mike Harrison as Principal

Avison Young bolsters Vancouver land development specialty team, welcoming Mike Harrison as Principal March 3, 2022

Toronto, ON – Avison Young is broadening its expertise in Vancouver’s land development market with the appointment of Mike Harrison as Principal, Development Land Sales.

“Mike is a leading expert in residential development in the Fraser Valley and his extraordinary depth of knowledge and skill will bring great value in helping our clients reach important real estate decisions,” said Michael Keenan, Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young in Vancouver. “In his new role, Mike will build upon his existing practice of advising clients on one of the frothiest market segments in Metro Vancouver.”

Harrison will be responsible for identifying the most appropriate development sites, pitching properties, and supporting clients in their land ownership portfolio strategies. 

With nearly a decade of experience in commercial real estate, Harrison is passionate about digging into the analysis behind properties and sub-markets. He also brings experience in marketing, project management and business development, having led on key negotiations and project launches. Harrison is a graduate of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program, where he was awarded the Dean’s Medal for outstanding achievement. He is an active member of various real estate groups, including the Fraser Valley chapter of the Urban Development Institute. 

“Avison Young is a high performance, detail-oriented firm committed to client success and it fits perfectly with my passion for analysis and strategy.” said Harrison. “I’m thrilled to be working in one of the most dynamic markets in Canada.”

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