Avison Young, one of Canada's largest commercial real-estate firms, is looking at opening a new office in Detroit and has its sights set on the Motor City's downtown.
"I think it's important to be part of that community," says Jim Becker, principal and managing director of Avison Young
Becker is the primary reason why Avison Young is opening a Detroit office. The firm recruited Becker, a 28-year veteran of commercial real-estate, worked as a international director and president of the Canadian practice for Jones Lang LaSalle before coming to Avison Young.
Becker is in charge of growing Avison Young's Detroit practice and expanding the brand throughout the Midwest to states like Ohio and Minnesota. Becker is working to grow the Detroit office immediately, potentially through acquiring a Detroit-based operation.
Source: Jim Becker, principal and managing director of Avison Young
Writer: Jon Zemke
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