Principal, President, Global Investment Management, Avison Young, Canada
Amy Erixon founded and heads Avison Young’s Global Investment Management practice which is active across all major and select specialty property types in Canada, the US, Mexico, Germany and UK on behalf of major institutional investors. Prior to joining Avison, she was CEO of IGRI, a full service development and investment firm that built the first LEED certified projects across Canada in the mid 2000s. With more than 30 years of industry experience she has acquired, developed, and repositioned portfolios valued in excess of $9 billion, and completed large scale rezoning and development projects in numerous North American cities. Amy is a member of Avison’s Executive Committee, and leads its Investment Committee. She is a founding member of both the Sustainability and Fund Governance committees of REALpac, and participates in its CEO council. She serves on the Ontario Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and is a past board member of several publicly traded Canadian REITs. She is an active member of the ULI Responsible Property Investing Council, the Carbon Impact Initiative, and serves on MIT’s Educational Council. A recognized industry leader in real estate technology, greening strategies and smart cities she has advised public agencies, pensions and federal, state and local governments on issues ranging from affordable housing to ecological urbanism. With a B.S. and M.C.P. in City Planning and Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she is an active speaker, blogger and publisher of topical reports.