Avison Young Names Rose CEO

Mark Rose will officially be filling the newly created position of CEO at Avison Young, the firm has just announced. Rose has also been named the CFO of the Canadian-based real estate firm. “Any time you have a vision and are given an opportunity that matches that vision, any great leader would jump on it,” Rose (pictured) said. “I’ve been given that opportunity here.” After a six-month hiatus, Rose will be bringing his real estate management experience from Grubb & Ellis Co. and Jones Lang LaSalle north of the American border. Rose most recently acted as CEO of Grubb & Ellis and previously, as COO & CFO of the Americas with Jones Lang LaSalle. “I’ve had a lot of experience both in the American market at Grubb and in the international market at LaSalle so I’ve been able to establish a strong cultural perspective of how to succeed globally,” said Rose. “Right now we’re at a down point in the real estate cycle and it’s a perfect time for a company like Avison to become stronger locally and to expand into the global market.” Avison Young is a partner-owned company consisting of over 300 real estate professionals and 11 offices scattered across Canada. The firm formed in 1996 through a merger of Graeme Young & Associates of Alberta and Avison & Associates of Toronto and Vancouver. Rose will be stationed at the company’s Toronto headquarters.Blog Story and Comments