Board of Trustees
Sheila's areas of expertise range extensively, from commercial real estate, accounting and tax acumen, to business leadership and corporate finance. In addition to her expertise and trustee membership here at FCR, she is currently the Principal and President, Americas at Avison Young. In her role, she leads the Americas professional services practice and is a member of their global real estate executive team. Prior to Avison Young, Botting was Deloitte’s Senior Partner & Canadian Real Estate Leader, and member of their global real estate executive team. In this senior role, she led several major global projects across both private and public sectors. In her efforts, Botting worked closely with occupiers, investors, operators, and industry participants. That is in addition to Deloitte’s own corporate workplace strategy program, in which she led its implementation across Canada. Previous to her senior leadership role at Deloitte, she was the Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield - a global partner and full-service real estate firm. There, she led the Canadian Professional Services operation, containing real estate valuations and advisory services for the industry’s largest investors, owners, and corporate occupiers. Her role at Cushman & Wakefield evolved as it acquired Royal LePage Commercial Inc. in 2006 where she previously worked as an executive for over 20 years.