Charlie Gobert joins Avison Young's Southwestern Ontario brokerage operations

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 Southwestern Ontario.

"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 Networking Group.

"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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