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Pierre-Luc O’Brien appointed to Principal as Part of Avison Young’s Class of 2022

March 31, 2022

O’Brien joins the 650+ Principals guiding the strategy of one of the leading global commercial real estate firms


Montréal, Québec - Jean Laurin, Principal at Avison Young and President and Managing Director of the firm’s Montreal office, today announced that Pierre-Luc O’Brien has been named Avison Young Principal, based in the firm’s Montreal office.  

Pierre-Luc O’Brien joins the more than 50 Principals that are being honoured as part of the Avison Young Principal Class of 2022. Avison Young is a Principal-led, people-first firm with more than 650 Principals across the globe. The firm, being a private company, is led by  Principals who are industry leaders that exemplify the partnership structure, collaborative culture, and client-first mentality.  

O’Brien has been with the company for seven years and specializes in strategic real estate consulting and representation for occupiers. 

“Pierre-Luc fully deserves to become a Principal, and this achievement reflects his commitment to his clients and his team,” says Jean Laurin. “Our Principal-led culture and sense of responsibility is strong at Avison Young, and we are all committed to making an economic, social and environmental difference in our community.”

Since his beginnings in the industry, O’Brien has shown a will to learn and to assist his clients in the utmost professional manner for their crucial real estate decisions and strategy. Although humble, he defends his point of view and shows great creativity.

“From the beginning of the transition from Devencore to Avison Young, I saw that the firm’s  values were aligned with mine. The  firm is powered by people and puts people and clients first”, says O’Brien. “I sincerely believe that Avison Young is now a major player in the Montréal real estate market, and I am convinced that with the energetic team that we have in place, we will be able to accomplish great things in the future.”

For more information: 
•    Jean Laurin, Principal, President and Managing Director: 514.392.9401 
•    Pierre-Luc O’Brien, Principal: 514.392.9495 
•    Andrea Zviedris, Media Relations : 416-891-7416

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