Workplace consulting services

The strategy for your next workplace

A new way of working is redefining the role of the workplace and how it supports culture, productivity, and employees. There is a strategic opportunity to deliver an exciting employee experience that supports your business goals through a more intuitive and purpose-driven workplace.

While distributed work styles require a new way of thinking and planning your space, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. With our deep expertise, we can help you make informed, defensible decisions to create a workplace that leverages flexible ways of working and inspires your biggest asset: your people.

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What we provide for our clients:

  • Gather employee insights
  • Strategic workplace visioning
  • Data-driven occupancy planning tools
  • Hybrid and growth modelling
  • Detailed space programs
  • Scenario development
  • Workforce growth planning
  • Test fits & strategy visualizations
  • Space type definitions & usage
  • Implementation roadmap
  • Change management strategies
  • Change toolkits & engagement plans
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Change management

Projects with planned and structured Change Management are nearly 6 times more likely to achieve or exceed their project objectives.

We believe in the importance of employee engagement and the value it can create for your business. We understand that even the best laid plans are often met with resistance.

Effective change management makes greater change possible, increases the speed of adoption and results in increased return on investment. Our approach increases employee buy-in and engagement, creating positive experiences throughout the process. We work with your organization to embed change capacity and skills that benefit you long after we leave, so that the solution is sustainable over time.

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Design Advisory

Bespoke design suited to your needs.

Our workplace design fosters collaboration, allowing us to integrate an organization’s brand and values into the space itself. By working side-by-side with our clients we can create spaces that drive innovation, interaction, and growth.

We offer 3 levels of interior design services:

  1. Workplace Concepts provides detailed conceptual design to visualize and get buy-in on new workplace concepts;
  2. Design Management / Oversight service level allows you to work with your specified Interior Design Professionals ensuring design integrity throughout the design process;
  3. Full Interior Design Services level can support your design needs from stamped architectural construction drawings through design implementation services.
Design advisory services: 

Workplace Consulting



Question 1

This is a process that involves both physical inspection, data collection, financial and legal analysis. At Avison Young, our process involves:

  • Sending an expert appraiser to the property to conduct an inspection
  • Analyzing the subject property and other financial documentation
  • Modelling a cash flow or stabilized operating statement
  • Evaluating daily market data to establish more accurate comparisons and projections

Question 2

Very accurate, and made more accurate with the incorporation of current market data. Our accredited professionals deliver accurate and current market data with a quick turnaround time, allowing you to execute other business demands.

Question 3

Apprasial reports might seem similar, but the process and reliability will be different. Some of the key distinguishing factors include:

  • Speed. How quickly will your report get into the hands of the people requesting it? Your mortgage approval can hinge on this. Our appraisal teams are comfortable with quick turnarounds and tight timelines.
  • Reliability. Does your appraiser have a positive reputation with your banker? If you have an appraisal team that major banking institutions rely on, that can speed up the approval process.
  • Services. This is a relationship business. Is your property advisor responsive, flexible, and there for you? Creating a true partnership makes a big difference. 
  • Technology. The otherwise paperwork-heavy process is sped up by our use of technology. We streamline the appraisal process to alleviate the back-and-forth and simplify the process for you. 

Question 4

Our comprehensive commercial real estate services cover all property types, small to large as well as multi-national.

Core appraisal services includesingle asset or portfolio valuations, market rental studies, market research and consulting assignments to assist with:

  • Financing / refinancing
  • Sale / negotiation
  • Lease arbitration / negotiation
  • Cash flow modelling
  • Foreclosures / estates
  • Construction / development
  • Financial reporting
  • Insurance
  • Right of way / easements / expropriation

Additional studies, analyses, and surveys offered:

  • Highest & best use / feasibility studies
  • Market studies / surveys
  • Due diligence
  • Investment analysis
  • Acquisition and disposition strategy
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Negotiation support
  • Transaction due diligence


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Key Workplace Consulting contact

  • Principal & Senior Vice President
  • Workplace Consulting Canada