ATLANTA, Dec. 23 /CNW/ - Steve Dils, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Atlanta office,
announced today that Phil Barry - one of Atlanta's top commercial real estate brokers - has joined
Avison Young's brokerage operations in Atlanta.
Effective immediately, Barry joins Avison Young as a Principal and
member of the office properties group. He will provide a wide range of
real estate services, ranging from investment sales and acquisitions to
build-to-suit development and landlord and tenant leasing. Barry was
most recently Senior Vice-President, Private Capital Markets at Grubb &
Ellis in Atlanta.
Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real
estate services company. It opened its first U.S. office in Chicago, IL
in 2009, followed by U.S. offices in Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA;
Houston, TX; Tysons Corner, VA; and Boston, MA over the past year.
"I am very pleased that Phil has decided to join Avison Young. Phil is
the most consistently professional broker I have had the pleasure to
work with, and he will bring a tremendous depth of real estate
knowledge to our firm," comments Dils.
Barry has been involved in investment sales, acquisitions, tenant
representation, development and project leasing of commercial real
estate in the Southeast U.S. since 1971. During his career, he has
provided real estate solutions to owners and tenants of all product
types, including office, industrial, retail and land. His background in
the development of significant mixed-use landmark developments has
allowed him to better understand property value creation.
Barry joined Grubb & Ellis in 1994 as an investment specialist and
member of the national Private Capital Markets Practice Group. Over the
past 16 years, he has represented clients in real estate transactions
totaling more than $500 million. Over the years, Barry has attained a
well-established network of associates and an enviable reputation for
providing clients with successful creative real estate solutions. Some
of his past clients include Kaiser Permanente, Room & Board, The Boston
Consulting Group, BCD Travel, NORO Management, Liberty Mutual, Harbert
Management and Ocwen Financial.
Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis, Barry was President, PCB Management;
Senior Vice-President-Development, Portman-Barry Investments, Inc.;
Vice-President Marketing and Leasing / Property Management, WB Johnson
Properties; and Director of Leasing, Peachtree Center Management
Professional recognitions at Grubb & Ellis in Atlanta included: Top
Producer (2004, 2002, 1999); Top Five Producer (2008, 2005, 2000); Top
10 Producer (2007, 2003, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1996); and Circle of
Excellence (2004, 2002, 1999). Barry also served as Chair, Grubb &
Ellis/Atlanta Board of Advisors (2000-2010), and is an associate member
of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
and board member and secretary of Elaine Clarke Center. He holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology from Iowa State
"We are thrilled to have someone of Phil's caliber join the Avison Young
organization," says Earl Webb, Avison Young's President, U.S. Operations. "Phil's extensive real
estate experience and past successes, coupled with his strong work
ethic and goal-oriented personality, will allow us to deliver the full
range of capabilities and level of professionalism that clients have
come to expect of us."
In the past 24 months, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 23 offices and
from 300 to more than 700 real estate professionals across Canada and
in the U.S.
"I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to join Avison Young,
the premier, emerging global real estate service provider. Avison
Young's holistic approach to providing best-in-class real estate
solutions creates a compelling value proposition for our clients," says
Barry. "The combination of Avison Young's vision and leadership, shared
standards and values - along with its passion for excellence - will
allow us to create added value for our clients. I look forward to
working with Steve Dils and the entire Avison Young team to help grow
the Atlanta Region."
Effective immediately, Phil Barry's son, Hilton Barry, also joins Avison Young's Atlanta office. He becomes a Senior
Associate in the office properties group. A graduate of Kennesaw State
University, he was formerly with Grubb & Ellis in Atlanta for 11 years.
Founded in 1978, Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services
company and the only national, Canadian-owned, principal-managed real
estate brokerage firm in the country. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario
and ranked among Canada's leading national commercial real estate
organizations, Avison Young is a full-service commercial real estate
company comprising more than 700 real estate professionals in 23
offices across Canada and in the U.S. The 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 multi-residential properties.
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For further information:
For further information/comment/photos:
- Sherry Quan, National Director of Communications & Media Relations:
(604) 647-5098;cell:(604) 726-0959
- Steve Dils, Principal and Managing Director, Atlanta: (770) 630-5939
- Phil Barry, Principal, Investment Sales Broker, Atlanta: (404) 865-3684
- Hilton Barry, Senior Associate,Atlanta:(404) 865-3673
- Mark Rose, Chair and CEO: (416) 673-4028
- Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations: (847) 881-2237
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