Commercial real estate industry veteran becomes Principal
DENVER, CO, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Alec Wynne, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Denver office,
announced today that accomplished commercial real estate broker Marc Lunde has joined Avison Young in Denver.
Effective immediately, Lunde joins Avison Young as a Principal and will
focus on serving clients' office leasing needs. He will join a
five-person team in the Denver office to serve the real estate needs of
the Rocky Mountain region and other domestic cities. Lunde was most
recently a Senior Vice-President with DTZ, a UGL company (formerly
"Marc Lunde has consistently been a top producer in Denver, handling
significant assignments for major local, national and international
clients," comments Wynne. "In addition, Marc is simply an outstanding
individual who embodies the core principles of Avison Young. The hiring
of Marc furthers Avison Young's expansion in the Denver marketplace,
and underscores our commitment to serving communities and clients
across the nation with high-caliber professionals. We couldn't be more
pleased to have Marc join our team."
A 27-year veteran of the Denver commercial real estate market, Lunde has
managed a portfolio of both national and local clientele. Specializing
in large branch and headquarters solutions, he has successfully
completed transactions in most major U.S. cities. Notably in 2012, he
completed a lease for MarkWest Energy that expanded the oil and gas
partnership into 225,000 square feet over 11 floors in Tower 1 of 1515
Arapahoe. This marked the largest lease transaction in Denver in 2012.
Additionally, Lunde has extensive portfolio expertise and has
represented several Fortune 500 companies.
Lunde's past and current clients include Scholastic Corp., CableLabs,
ITT Education, Pason Systems, Cochlear Corp., Rocky Mountain College of
Art & Design (RMCAD), Ryder TRS, Verio, Wells Fargo, Prudential, St.
Mary Land & Exploration, Western Mining, State of Colorado, National
American University and U.S. Education.
"The ongoing, aggressive growth of Avison Young in Denver and throughout
North America has been extremely exciting to witness. Furthermore, I
was drawn to the firm's Principal-led culture and client-first
approach," says Lunde. "I am thrilled to become a Principal within
Avison Young's unique ownership model, and I look forward to
collaborating with my new colleagues across the company to provide
best-in-class solutions for our clients."
Lunde most recently served as a Senior Vice-President with DTZ in Denver
(2007 to 2013) where he managed a significant portfolio of transactions
and was a top producer for DTZ's U.S. operations. Before that, he
co-owned Cresa in Denver for seven years, managing the local operations
as well as a full slate of representation assignments. Prior to that,
he founded, owned and operated Lunde Commercial/Mohr Partners for nine
years while serving as the firm's Managing Principal. He later merged
the company with Cresa and became the expanded organization's majority
Lunde holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Management from the
University of Northern Colorado and is a Certified Commercial
Investment Member (CCIM).
Avison Young opened its Denver office in December 2012 and today has 13
real estate professionals. Over the past four years, the company has
grown from 11 to 43 offices and from 300 to more than 1,100 real estate
professionals across Canada and the U.S.
Avison Young was a winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies program in 2011 and the company announced last week that it had
requalified in 2012 to maintain its status as a Best Managed company.
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. Comprising more than 1,100 real estate professionals in 43
offices across Canada and the U.S., the full-service commercial real
estate company provides value-added, client-centric investment sales,
leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement
services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and
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• Sherry Quan, National Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young: (604) 647-5098; cell: (604) 726-0959
• Alec Wynne, Principal and Managing Director, Denver, Avison Young: (720) 508-8112
• Marc Lunde, Principal, Avison Young: (303) 994-6939
• Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations, Avison Young: (312) 957-7610
• Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: (416) 673-4028
Avison Young was a winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies program in 2011 and requalified in 2012 to maintain its status as a
Best Managed company.
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