TORONTO, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - As the world navigates how to live with COVID-19 and many places prepare for a "new normal," Avison Young is putting people – and their distinct, personal needs – at the heart of our return to office plans for both our clients and our own employees. Critically, returning to the office will be voluntary for Avison Young employees who can perform their duties remotely through December 31, 2020.
"We have employees working tirelessly on site to keep our clients' buildings and projects running and safe. So many employees have brilliantly adapted to working from home and wish to eventually return to the office. And, what is most important for us as a people-centric company, we have employees managing complex parenting, caregiving and mental and physical health concerns," said Mark Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young. "It is incumbent upon us as leaders to support and prioritize their total wellbeing by removing whatever extra pressure returning to the office during a pandemic may present."
By offering flexibility to our people, we are balancing the desires of those eager to get back into the office and those who need to continue working remotely, all while prioritizing safe, healthy work environments. Through these unprecedented times, our people have responded admirably and are working harder than ever to deliver for our clients and for our business. In our approach, we are taking an informed and conservative view on the reintroduction of staff in the workplace based on the best practices of HR and real estate.
Avison Young is the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its Principals. Founded in 1978, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises thousands of real estate professionals in more than 100 offices around the world. The firm's experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors.
Avison Young is a 2020 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for nine consecutive years.
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