Avison names new principals to grow services

Monday, December 9, 2019

Neil Lacheur has been appointed as Avison Young principal and executive vice president of Real Estate Management Services in Canada. In this newly created role, Lacheur will lead the strategy to grow the Avison Young property management business.

“Neil’s experience in entrepreneurial and institutional business environments helps us deliver exceptional value to customers and clients through a disciplined, principled approach to property management,” said Mark Fieder, Avison Young principal and president in Canada. “His passion for excellence builds on our commitment to delivering consistent, high-quality services to clients across the country.”

Lacheur’s customer-centric mindset with strong governance, exceptional team talent, and a commitment to sustainable operating practices, will help meet the growing demand for strategic direction from property managers across Canada.

“This is an exciting time to join Avison Young as it continues its ambitious growth trajectory in Canada and globally,” added Lacheur. “I am energized by the commitment of our leadership to exceptional service and value for clients and customers.”

Lacheur joins Avison Young from QuadReal Property Group, where he had been since its founding, leading the firm’s customer service strategy and culture. He holds a degree in Economics from University of Victoria and is a LEED-GA.

Avison also announced new principals Ken Williamson and Carl Pedersen in Edmonton. As industry leaders, Williamson and Pedersen will grow the company’s expertise in energy markets throughout Alberta.

The addition of Williamson and Pedersen continues the momentum of the firm’s other recent investments in commercial real estate services in the region. In June of this year, the firm launched a multi-family practice to meet the growing property needs of clients in the prairies. With this investment in energy markets and tertiary communities, Avison Young helps grow its services for clients not just in Edmonton and Calgary, but in markets throughout Alberta.

Williamson and Pedersen bring to Avison Young a combined 37 years of commercial real estate experience. Williamson was a senior vice president and Pedersen was an associate vice president with Colliers International in Edmonton.

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