After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, Kelly joined Avison Young in 1990 and began his real estate career in commercial leasing. Since joining the company, he has held increasing senior positions within the Avison Young organization, including spending several years in the Consulting and Advisory division, providing clients with strategic corporate real estate advice regarding their real estate holdings, premises, portfolios, as well as giving expert valuation advice for disposition, acquisition, and long-term planning purposes.
Kelly obtained his AACI designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 1999, and is currently a Principal within the Avison Young organization, and a senior member of the Capital Markets Team, and is situated in the Global Head Office in Downtown Toronto.
With more than thirty years of extensive real estate sales, leasing, advisory, and valuation experience, Kelly provides his clients with unparalleled real estate knowledge and advice, specializing in the acquisition and disposition of all types of investment properties (office, retail, industrial, multi-residential), as well as development land. His prior leasing and valuation experience brings invaluable knowledge to the forefront on all acquisition and disposition assignments, ensuring his clients have the best possible expertise, advice, and options for all their critical real estate decisions.
In addition to being a mentor and providing valuation training and education to junior members of the Capital Markets Team, Kelly also leads Avison Young’s Capital Markets and Sales Groups on Distressed Asset Transactions (e.g., Power of Sale, Receivership, Court Order Sale). Kelly is an active member in ICSC and is presently a volunteer member with ICSC's Canadian Foundation.
- Appraisal Institute of Canada, AACI Member
- CREA, OREA, RECO, TREB
Education and Designations
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario
- Appraisal Institute of Canada, AACI Education Program