Avison Young strengthens Valuation team with industry veteran Mike McFarlane

Avison Young strengthens Valuation team with industry veteran Mike McFarlane May 10, 2024

As Principal, McFarlane will bolster the firm’s valuation business in Ontario

Toronto, ON – Global real estate advisor Avison Young announces the addition of Mike McFarlane to the Valuation & Advisory Services team in Toronto.

“Mike’s expertise in both public and private sector work makes him a tremendous asset to Avison Young as he will bring specialized, diversified insights into various levels of government, financial institutions, real estate developers, and private investors,” said Matthew McWatters, Principal, Managing Director & Canadian Leader, Valuation, Advisory & Property Tax Services. “He is an important addition to the team, and I can’t wait to watch him succeed.”

Based in Toronto, as Principal and Director, Valuation & Advisory Services, McFarlane will be responsible for leveraging existing relationships across the industry, building a dynamic team, mentoring and developing our next generation of appraisers, and contributing to the growth of Avison Young’s Valuation & Advisory Practice.

Having cultivated more than a decade of industry experience, McFarlane’s knowledge of underwriting and valuation encompasses a diverse understanding of commercial real estate in both the private and public sectors. He has held roles of increasing responsibility – most recently as Senior Vice President, Valuation & Advisory, acting as the provincial practice lead for Ontario and the Maritimes, and servicing a broad range of clients across all asset classes. McFarlane’s achievements include the oversight and valuation of large-scale land development projects, multifamily and seniors housing properties, and various specialty asset types.

“I am passionate about sourcing solutions for clients, which is a shared commitment that runs deep at Avison Young – one of the key characteristics that attracted me to join,” said McFarlane. “I’m looking forward to being a part of this culture of making a difference.”

McFarlane holds the AACI, Accredited Appraiser from the Appraisal Institute of Canada as well as the PLE, Professional Land Economist from the Association of Ontario Land Economists. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Guelph, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation from the University of British Columbia.

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.


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