Texas market leader joins Avison Young as Principal
HOUSTON, TX, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Rand Stephens, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Houston office,
announced today that commercial real estate broker Charlie Neuhaus has joined Avison Young's brokerage operations in Houston.
Effective immediately, Neuhaus joins Avison Young as a Principal and
will focus his efforts on tenant representation and corporate services.
He will partner with high-profile industry veteran Harry Holmes, who also joined Avison Young as a Principal earlier this
month. Neuhaus was previously Market Leader, Texas with Johnson
Development Associates (JDA) in Houston.
"We're very excited to have Charlie join us. He brings to Avison Young a
strong development background that will benefit companies looking to
design and build their own facilities," comments Stephens. "Charlie's
background and industry experience, combined with that of Harry Holmes'
and other resources offered by our company, will bolster our tenant rep
and corporate services platform. Bringing Charlie on board is also
consistent with our company's strategy to add brokers who represent
the best intellectual capital in our business."
Prior to joining Avison Young, Neuhaus started the Houston office of
JDA. During his four years with the company, he was involved in
development, management, leasing and disposition activities for JDA
assets, and pursued acquisition and development opportunities in
Houston and the Western U.S.
Before that, Neuhaus was Senior Associate, Corporate Advisory Services
with Trammell Crow/CB Richard Ellis Real Estate Company where he had a
successful career as a tenant rep professional. Clients included
VMware, TYCO, Intel, Dashiell Corp. and YUM! Brands.
Neuhaus was also previously a market representative for ProLogis,
actively marketing 9.5 million square feet of industrial warehouse
space; a marketing associate with Insite Commercial Real Estate,
generating business for the tenant representation group; and a home and
small business sales consultant for Dell Computer Corp., where he
achieved top 5% in sales in his last year.
Neuhas is a board member for Bo's Place bereavement centre; a Vestry
member at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church; and an advisory board
member of the Neuhaus Education Center. He holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in psychology with a minor in business from the University of
Texas at Austin.
"Charlie's 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," says Earl Webb, Avison Young's President, U.S. Operations. "We are very excited to
have Charlie join our growing team in Houston as Avison Young continues
to execute its broader plans. We look forward to working with Charlie
and building on his comprehensive market knowledge to identify business
opportunities in the local and national marketplace."
Over the past three 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.
"I'm thrilled to be joining Avison Young and to be working with Harry
Holmes and the entire Avison Young team. The growth of the company and
the quality of people coming to Avison Young on a weekly basis is very
impressive," says Neuhaus. "Moreover, the company's pool of talent,
resources and expertise gives us the ability to provide the most
comprehensive client-centric services to our clients. Joining the
company as a Principal, and having an equity position, is also a
terrific opportunity at this point in my career."
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 800 real estate professionals in 25
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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- Charlie Neuhaus, Principal, Avison Young: (713) 993-7160
- Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: (416) 673-4028
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