Principal and President, Professional Services, Americas, Avison Young
Sector: Private Sector
Magic Moment: I have been very fortunate throughout my career to have many magic moments. The first BIG transaction that I led over 20 years ago involved a talented multi-disciplinary team to drive client success. My work today has embraced this principle – work with the best and most talented people and imagine the “art of the possible” together.
Key Influence: John Busi EVP C&W Global – New York – John readily took me beyond Canadian marketplace toward global opportunities and perspectives, and accelerated my scope, growth and opportunity
Keith Botting – my husband – Keith is my best friend who can provide honest and reliable feedback to keep me grounded and real, and especially to balance family life and career.
Next Big Challenge As An Industry: Maintaining global competitiveness for Canada, our cities and companies remain our number one priorities to continue with our high standard of living. We require increased investment in productivity generating infrastructure and tools to empower our companies and people, while lowering tax rates to attract investment. Real estate plays a vital role and can be leveraged to help finance crucial investment.
Secret Talent: I started sailing Georgian Bay five years ago and have a new-found passion!
On Championing Others… I champion professionals across the real estate industry, including women, through hiring, mentoring, professional development and have guided many careers. I also tirelessly deliver presentations and educational sessions with the marketplace at large (including women!) about trends within the real estate industry.