AVISON YOUNG EXPANDS IN FLORIDA
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — Toronto-based Avison Young, Canada’s largest independently owned commercial real estate services company, has expanded its operations into Florida by acquiring Flagler Real Estate Services LLC (FRES). Thirty FRES employees have joined Avison Young’s new Florida operations, which is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale with branch offices in Boca Raton and Miami. Eight new principals join Avison Young including Pike Rowley, Keith O’Donnell, Wayne Schuchts, Greg Martin, A.J. Belt III, Brian Mark, Michael Vullis and Scott Auker. FRES is the service arm of Flagler, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service commercial real estate companies. The move further expands Avison Young’s market coverage in the Southeast. The company also recently agreed to acquire Raleigh, N.C.-based commercial real estate services firm Thomas Linderman Graham Inc.