HOUSTON, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - Rand Stephens, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Houston office,
announced today that Caleb Lawson - one of Houston's top commercial real estate brokers - has joined
Avison Young's brokerage operations in Houston.
Effective immediately, Lawson joins Avison Young as a Principal and
member of the Corporate Services Group. He will focus on local tenant
representation and portfolio management services for clients with
national and international locations.
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.
"Caleb brings a wealth of tenant representation experience to our Avison
Young team in Houston," comments Stephens. "His drive and tenacity have
been noted throughout the Houston commercial real estate industry and
he is considered to be one of the best in his field. A proven producer
with a tremendous passion for his profession, Caleb is very
client-centric and brings to Avison Young a creative and innovative
flair for engineering solutions that work for the client."
Lawson has 14 years of experience in the commercial real estate
industry. CCIM- and SIOR-certified, he was the founder and President of
Lawson Group, Inc., a Houston firm specializing in tenant
representation. Focusing on all areas of user representation, including
lease negotiation, property acquisition/disposition, build-to-suit and
design-build, Lawson works with clients in the industrial, office, land
and retail markets throughout Houston.
Lawson's awards and achievements include: Houston Business Journal - Heavy Hitter (1999 to 2009) and Heavy Hitter Peer MVP (2009); ProLogis -
Trail Blazer (2001 and 2002) and Broker of the Year (2008 and 2009);
National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP) -
Industrial Rising Star (2001) and Finalist for Industrial Broker of the
"It is very exciting to be part of the Avison Young organization. The
company is dynamic and growing rapidly, and I feel very fortunate to be
on the 'ground floor' as a Principal," says Lawson. "The culture of the
company fits very well with my personality, and I've known Avison Young
Principals Rand Stephens, Josh LaRocca and Darrell Betts for many years
and am thrilled to be working with them. In addition, Avison Young's
service platform will provide a real boost for my client companies that
have a national and international footprint."
Over the past two years, 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.
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/comment/photos:
- Sherry Quan, National Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young: (604) 647-5098;cell:(604) 726-0959
- Rand Stephens, Principal and Managing Director, Houston, Avison Young: (713) 504-3155
- Caleb Lawson, Principal, Avison Young: (713) 204-2110
- Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: (416) 673-4028
- Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations, Avison Young: (847) 881-2237
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