GUELPH, ON, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Ray Robinson, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Southwestern Ontario
office, announced today that respected commercial real estate sales and
leasing specialist Charlie Gobert has joined Avison Young's brokerage operations in Guelph, Ontario.
Effective immediately, Gobert joins Avison Young as a sales
representative, focusing on the Greater London Area. He was most
recently a sales representative with Colliers International in
"The expansion of Avison Young's office in the Southwestern
Ontario-Greater London Area is in response to growing market demand and
the continued needs of our clients for Avison Young's services in the
region," comments Robinson. "Charlie has extensive knowledge of the
London-to-Windsor markets, specializing in all aspects of the
commercial markets - including development land acquisitions, and
industrial, office and retail sales and leasing. He is well-connected
in his field, having completed transactions throughout the region for
clients of all calibre."
Robinson continues: "The growth of Avison Young's Southwestern Ontario
office will add the Woodstock, London, Chatham and Windsor markets to
our areas of service, in addition to Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo,
Cambridge and Brantford. This is a great opportunity for Avison Young
to build on the successes of our other Ontario and national operations
and continue to serve our clients' requirements in the ever-growing
Southwestern Ontario marketplace."
Over the past two and a half years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 25
offices and from 300 to more than 800 real estate professionals across
Canada and the U.S.
Prior to joining Colliers, Gobert achieved top 10% in sales for Royal
LePage. He is an active member of the London Chamber of Commerce and is
the current President and co-founder of the London Commercial
"I am excited to be joining a firm with such forward-thinking, fresh
ideas. This opportunity will ensure all our clients will be
well-represented when referred to the London-to-Windsor market by any
of Avison Young's offices throughout North America," says Gobert. "It
is hard not to be excited about joining Avison Young, given its
significant growth in North America over the last couple of years and
the company's goals for global expansion in the near future.
Furthermore, I share the company's values - commitment to providing
service to our clients with professionalism, integrity and attention to
detail, all in a first-class manner."
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 800 real estate professionals in 25
offices across Canada and 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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- Sherry Quan, National Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young: (604) 647-5098; cell: (604) 726-0959
- Ray Robinson, Principal and Managing Director, Southwestern Ontario, Avison Young: (226) 366-9030
- Charlie Gobert, Sales Representative, Southwestern Ontario, Avison Young: (226) 289-2836
- Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: (416) 673-4028
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