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Avison Young Appoint Richard Williams as Managing Director

The world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, Avison Young, has just announced the appointment of Richard Williams as Principal and Managing Director to spearhead its Property Management Consultancy business.

Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm which comprises of approximately 5,000 real estate professionals in 120 offices and 20 countries; the firm currently employs 250 people in property management roles across the UK to manage a wide variety of property including office, retail and mixed-use schemes.

Appointed to deal with the direct expansion of Avison Young’s Property Management business, Richard joins from CBRE bringing over 30 years’ experience in strategic property and asset management across all sectors, nationwide.

Speaking of his appointment, Richard said: “The property management market is at an interesting stage in its
evolution and now is an opportune time to provide clients and occupiers with a service that is based around people with deep expertise, complemented by the advancements in technological tools we have to hand. That human approach remains very important.

“Property management is one of the key planned growth areas for Avison Young, which was a clear driver for me to join the company. I am excited to be working with a superbly competent team at a time when mixed-use, ‘Trophy’ buildings, estates, industrial and logistics, amongst many other asset classes are in need of commercialisation, placemaking and customer experience strategy to make them really thrive.

“The property management function at Avison Young is also supported by excellent teams in the sustainability, research and destination marketing arena, providing great support for our existing and future clients.”

Richard’s role at Avison Young will be to guide the property management business from its current value of £15 billion worth of assets under management.

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