Former Federal Reserve director joins global CRE firm

Appointment is Avison Young's first independent director

Former Federal Reserve director joins global CRE firm

A former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has been appointed as the first independent director of Avison Young.

Carol J. Johnson joins the Toronto-based commercial real estate firm with 25 years of experience including her most recent role as President and COO of AlliedBarton Security Services.

“We are thrilled to have Carol join Avison Young’s board of directors,” comments Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young. “Carol has extensive board experience and she has demonstrated excellence while serving in C-suite and senior executive capacities with leading-edge companies. She has a well-established track record of leading companies through significant growth, enhanced operating efficiency and increased profitability on a large scale.”

Johnson, who is based in Philadelphia, says she looks forward to providing an independent and unbiased perspective to the fast-growing company.

“I am excited to be associated with an organization that has such a strong leadership team, aspirations and quality focus towards customers and employees while striving to operate a socially responsible enterprise in the global commercial real estate marketplace. I aim to be an agent of positive change to support the company’s growth and evolution,” she says.