Mark Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, announced today that it will hold its fourth annual Global Day of Giving this Thursday, October 19 in all of the company’s markets. “On October 19, employees in Avison Young’s 80 offices in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe will again dedicate the day to volunteer activities on behalf of local community organizations that strive every day to better the lives of people in need and at risk,” comments Rose.
“We’re thrilled that approximately 2,600 employees will participate in the Global Day of Giving to help us promote social, economic and environmental sustainability. The 80 offices participating this year represent a 25% increase from 2014, when we held our inaugural Global Day of Giving. That year, employees in 60 offices took part. More importantly, this increase means that we are giving back to more communities that support our company and our causes throughout the year.”
Avison Young’s Global Day of Giving is part of the company’s global citizenship strategy. Each Avison Young office has chosen its own community volunteer project in consultation with the charity that will receive the assistance. “Many people want to give to their local community but they just aren’t sure where to begin,” notes Donna Abood, Avison Young Principal and Co-Managing Director of the firm’s Miami office. “The Day of Giving unites our Avison Young family globally during a day on which we all have the opportunity to not only give financially, but to take the time physically to show our support and gratitude to our local organizations throughout the world. It’s easy to write a cheque, but it is much more meaningful when we roll up our sleeves and get fully engaged in giving. When we think about Avison Young’s unified effort to do so around the world on the same day, well, that is just amazing corporate culture that we can all be proud to be a part of.”