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Avison Young’s Michael Keenan named among Most Influential Business Leaders on Business in Vancouver’s BC500 list

Avison Young’s Michael Keenan named among Most Influential Business Leaders on Business in Vancouver’s BC500 list August 22, 2022

Vancouver, BC – Avison Young is pleased to announce that Michael Keenan, Principal and Managing Director in Vancouver, has been named an influential business leader on Business in Vancouver’s BC500 for the second year in a row, under the Real Estate: Commercial, Office and Industrial category.

Now in its second year, the BC500 features leaders who have a notable impact on British Columbia’s communities, industries, and economy.

“We could not be happier for Michael to receive this external recognition for the work that we see him do every day at Avison Young,” said Mark Fieder, Principal and President of Avison Young in Canada. “Michael leads the Vancouver office with great insight and integrity, collaborating with colleagues and clients to deliver on our commitment to help clients reach important real estate goals – partnering with them every step of the way on their journey.”

With 40 years of industry experience, Keenan has negotiated approximately $3B in lease and sales transactions, with specialized expertise in income properties, development sites and value-add opportunities within the urban Vancouver market. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Urban Land Economics and Finance from the University of British Columbia, and he is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and Urban Development Institute (UDI).

“I’m incredibly honoured and humbled to be named one of Business in Vancouver’s most influential business leaders this year,” said Keenan. “Working in commercial real estate has been my life-long passion. It truly brings me joy when connecting with others about my experiences and when helping others achieve successful outcomes.”

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 2022 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 11 consecutive years.

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