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Avison Young Recruits more than 100 Principals

Mark E. Rose, the CEO of the Canada-based multinational commercial real estate services firm, Avison Young, has announced that it has added more than 100 new Principals following the firm’s recent acquisition of one of the UK’s leading real estate businesses GVA.

The 100 new Principals (listed at the end of this article) are all based in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Poland, and include senior directors who were formerly with GVA.

As an Avison Young Principal, the 100 employees all receive shares along with the right to vote and set strategy for the company.

Avison Young describes their Principal’s as industry leaders who “exemplify the firm’s partnership structure,
collaborative culture and client-centric business model”; Avison Young currently employs more than 600 Principals globally.

In a statement released earlier Avison Young’s CEO, Rose said: “At Avison Young, we provide industry-leading advice to clients throughout the real estate lifecycle. Principals play key roles in every transaction and drive our culture as we place clients, strategy and people before profits. Accordingly, Principals play vital roles in building long-term relationships as we provide an integrated suite of services to clients on a local, national and global scale. Our empowering, client-first model and culture help us attract the very best people and drive benefits for our clients and communities.”

The acquisition of GVA completed on January 31st 2019 and established Avison Young among the top five commercial real estate advisory businesses in the UK, as well as the only privately held, Principal-led, global, full-service commercial real estate services firm.

Gerry Hughes

Former CEO of GVA and current Principal & Managing Director of Avison Young, Gerry Hughes, said: “When we merged with Avison Young, one of the most significant attractions was a return to partnership and the opportunity to offer our leaders – current and next generation – an equity stake in our business. The appointment of 100-plus colleagues as Principals is only the start of that opportunity”

The merger of GVA brought Avison Young a broad portfolio of both national and international clients; and in the UK alone, Avison Young now has 18 offices and 1,600 employees working with clients.

Ros Goode

Ros Goode, a new Avison Young Principal and Managing Director for London said: “As one of the newly appointed Principals, I speak with one voice when I express our collective excitement and commitment to embrace the significant opportunities that accompany the merger.

Ros added: “We have joined a culture that strongly resonates with us as a legacy partnership and we look forward to working with our new colleagues across the Avison Young community, supporting the continued growth and success of our business.”

As a result of the merger, Avison Young now has approximately 5,000 real estate professionals in 120 offices across 20 countries.



The full list of new Principals are:

Stuart Agnew, Craig Alsbury, Nick Alston, Julian Andrews, James Attfield, Robert Baldwin, Tony Baldwin, Steven Barker, John Barnett, Simon Beanland, Mark Beaumont, Mark Birks, Virginia Blackman, Mike Blinco, Gavin Brent, Guy Brett, Adrian Brooks, Steven Brown, Tim Brown, Tony Burchett, Alastair Carmichael, Christopher Cheap, Andrew Cherry, Paul Chesworth, Peter Constantine.

Frank Convery, Stephen Cowperthwaite, Barry Crichton, Michal Cwiklinski James Dair, Jo Davis, Chris Dumas, Ian Elliott, Graham Fairhurst, Andrew Foster, Mark Frampton, Sharon French, Richard Gaunt, Mark Gibney, Michael Gill, Ros Goode, Chris Gore, Mary Greaves, Nick Hardy, Duncan Harkness, Gordon Hewling, Jonathan Hillcox, Barnaby Hillsdon, Paul Holcombe, Edward Horne, Richard Howell, Stuart Howie, Gerry Hughes.

Gordon Isgrove, Derick Jackson, David Jones, Greg Judd, Mike King, Ellie Kirkby, Jacob Kut, Danny Lafferty, Damian Lloyd, Iain Lock, Chris Lockwood, Paul Manning, Tom Marshall, David Martin, Gordon Martin, Padraic McGuinn, Robert McLoughlin, Layne Mercer, Rebecca Millard, Simon Miller, Patrick Morrissey, Andrew Moss, Howard Neal, Peter O’Brien, Patrick O’Keeffe, Leonie Oliva, Claire Paraskeva, Nathan Pask, Julia Penfold.

Roger Phillips, Carl Potter, Nick Power, Jeremy Prosser, Leigh Richardson, Lorne Satchwell, Jason Shaw, Laura Stamboulieh, Ian Steele, Lee Stentiford, Chris Stevens, Richard Stonehouse, Thomas Stratton, Ian Stringer, Alison Taylor, Martin Taylor, Parul Thakrar, Guy Thompson, Charles Toogood, Denise Trollope, Neil Walters, Craig Ward, Michael Whear, Patrick Whitby, Richard Williams, David Willmer, David Winterbottom and Martin Woods.

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