Leading industrial brokers Ryan Hood and Eva Destunis join Avison Young in
Toronto North office
Veteran commercial real estate team to grow industrial service line in the
TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Mark Fieder, Avison Young Principal and
Managing Director of the company's Ontario region, announced today that the
industrial brokerage team of Ryan Hood and Eva Destunis has joined Avison
Effective immediately, Hood and Destunis join Avison Young as Vice-Presidents
in the Toronto North office, located in Markham, Ontario. Joining a growing
roster in the Toronto North region, Hood and Destunis will focus on building
the company's industrial services platform in that market. The team will
provide brokerage services to both landlords and tenants for industrial, flex,
warehouse/distribution and office properties. Hood and Destunis both spent
nearly 20 years at Cushman & Wakefield, where they were part of one of the
most successful industrial brokerage teams in the Toronto Northeast market.
"I am excited to have this extremely successful team join us at Avison Young.
Ryan and Eva are highly respected by clients and brokers alike, and their
addition to our Toronto North operation enhances our industrial real estate
service line in this marketplace," comments Fieder. "We look forward to their
contribution to our growing industrial practice in the North and East regions
of Greater Toronto."
Fieder continues: "Ryan and Eva are industry leaders who can provide our
clients with top-level real estate solutions. Their track record in the
Toronto North market places them in the highest tier of industrial brokerage
professionals. As our Toronto North office continues to expand, we are pleased
to bring our clients an ever-growing range of services and depth of experience
to successfully address their real estate requirements."
A 25-year industry veteran, Hood has completed more than 1,200 transactions
worth more than $1 billion, and continues to complete more than 50 deals
annually. Some of his major transactions have involved clients such as Toyota
Canada, ITW, Elmer's Products, Metrolinx, James Dick Construction, Neamsby
Investments/Cedarland Properties, Miller Paving, Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval,
Steelcase Canada, Canon Canada, Great West Life, Standard Life, Manulife
Financial, Tiger Direct, Stelco Canada, Confederation Life, New York Life,
Mitsubishi, State Developments and Humbold Properties.
"For me, this is an exciting opportunity to join an organization that's
growing rapidly, and to leverage my experience to play a role in that growth,"
says Hood. "Avison Young's structure and culture offer us an appealing venue
to conduct our business - and the platform that will best serve our clients'
needs going forward."
With 18 years of experience in the industry, Destunis has participated in
leasing and sales transactions totaling more than 15 million square feet and
$600 million. She has represented various landlords on multiple occasions,
including Armadale Properties, CanFirst Capital, Pinedale Properties, M & R
Holdings, The Properties Group, SunUp Realty, Agellan Capital, CREIT, Morguard
Properties and Yale Properties. Other clients have included Bose Canada,
Couche Tard Company, Linea Marketing Group, PFS Web, Artisan Complete,
Hellermann Tyton Canada, AIIM, Cosmo Communications Canada and Acklands
"Avison Young's entrepreneurial and collaborative approach to doing business
is a very attractive prospect," adds Destunis. "We are pleased to be part of
the continuing expansion of the Toronto North office and look forward to
providing our clients with the solutions they need in the future."
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, the company
comprises 1,200 real estate professionals in 47 offices, providing
value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management,
financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office,
retail, industrial and multi-familyproperties.
Editors/Reporters: please click on links to view and download photos of Ryan
Hood and Eva Destunis
For further information/comment/photos:
• Mark Fieder, Principal and Managing Director, Ontario, Avison Young: (416)
• Ryan Hood, Vice-President, Toronto North, Avison Young: (905) 968-8007
• Eva Destunis, Vice-President, Toronto North, Avison Young: (905) 968-8006
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and requalified in 2012 to maintain its status as a Best Managed company.
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