03 December 2012

Canadian commercial real estate firm Avison Young opens new office in Denver, Colorado

- 21st location outside Canada 
- Alec Wynne and Justin Rayburn become Principals 

Toronto, ON - 03 December 2012 - Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, Canada’s largest independently owned commercial real estate services company, announced today the opening of a newly-formed office in Denver, Colorado. 

The newest American office marks Avison Young’s 21st market outside of Canada and an additional step in the firm’s ongoing aggressive growth and expansion strategy. Over the past three and a half years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to, now, 43 offices in 35 markets and from 300 to more than 1,100 real estate professionals across Canada and the U.S. 

Effective immediately, Alec Wynne joins as a Principal and Managing Director of the Denver office; Justin Rayburn joins as a Principal; and Phil Ruschmeyer as a Senior Vice-President in Denver. Wynne will, along with Nick Slonek, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director, Northern California region, focus on overseeing the growth and development of Avison Young’s presence in Denver. Additionally, Wynne will continue to attract new relationships, service existing clients and manage the day-to-day operations of the office. 

Wynne and Rayburn were most recently with iCG Denver, LLC (doing business as iCORE Global) ― a full-service real estate company focused on tenant representation for office, retail and industrial asset classes. 

Also joining Avison Young from The Ruschmeyer Corporation are: Ross Ethridge as an Associate and Katie Nobel as Sales and Marketing Specialist. 

“Denver is a market that Avison Young has had a keen interest in since we launched our U.S. growth strategy in late 2008,” comments Rose. “The city is a key link in the chain of energy markets that extends from Western Canada down to Houston, and our company has numerous U.S. and Canadian clients who have a growing presence in Denver.” 

Today’s announcement comes on the heels of Avison Young opening an office in Irvine, CA two weeks ago. To date in 2012, Avison Young has opened new offices in Reno, NV; Bethesda, MD; San Francisco, New York City, Charleston, SC; Pittsburgh, New Jersey, South Florida, Detroit, RaleighDurham, Irvine and Denver. The firm also acquired Maryland-based Realty Management Company, Las Vegas-based Landry & Associates, Los Angeles-based Starrpoint Commercial Partners, Inc., New Jersey-based The Walsh Company, LLC, and Raleigh, NC-based Thomas Linderman Graham Inc. in 2012. 

Founded in 1978, Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services company. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Avison Young is also the largest Canadian owned, principal-managed commercial real estate brokerage firm in North America. 

Source: Avison Young