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Avison Young continues U.S. expansion with new Detroit office

Avison Young, the largest independently owned commercial real estate services company in Canada continued its steady expansion in the United States by opening a new office in Detroit in early October.

 

Avison Young, the largest independently owned commercial real estate services company in Canada continued its steady expansion in the United States by opening a new office in Detroit in early October.

James Becker has joined Avison Young as the principal and managing director of the new Detroit office. A veteran of 28 years in the commercial real estate industry, Becker most recently served as international director and president of the Canadian practice of Jones Lang LaSalle.

During the past three-and-a-half years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 38 offices in 32 markets. It has also boosted its staff from 300 to more than 1,000 real estate professionals in Canada and the United States.

The Detroit office marks Avison Young's 18th location outside of Canada.

“Opening an office in Detroit is an important part of our strategy to establish a strong presence in key markets throughout the U.S.,” said Mark Rose, chairman and chief executive officer of Avison Young. “Jim has been the trusted advisor to a number of America’s largest corporations during his career, and we are thrilled that he has joined our team to help us build our business in several key Midwest markets.”