Kropfl becomes Principal; highly regarded team to further real estate firm's retail and enterprise solutions services in Southern California
IRVINE, CA, July 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Christopher Cooper, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Southern California region, announced today that commercial real estate industry professionals Keith Kropfl and Michael Ganz have joined the firm in Irvine, CA.
Effective immediately, Kropfl becomes a Principal and Ganz joins the company as an Associate. Kropfl will focus on expanding the firm's retail and enterprise solutions services in Orange County, with an emphasis on large and mid-cap corporate retail occupier strategy, site selection, leasing, acquisitions and development. Ganz will continue his partnership with Kropfl as they collectively grow their business, while servicing new and existing clients. Both Kropfl and Ganz were most recently with Voit Real Estate Services in Irvine, where they served as a Senior Vice-President and Associate, respectively.
"Keith and Michael bring to Avison Young an incredible level of experience in a rapidly growing sector of the retail and corporate occupier markets throughout Southern California, and even the United States," comments Cooper. "Keith and Michael's industry expertise will provide Avison Young with tremendous leverage as the firm continues to expand its retail and enterprise solutions services."
Cooper continues: "These two outstanding professionals are highly regarded in the industry for their proven track record and dedication to superior client service. We couldn't be more pleased to have Keith and Michael on board. They are important additions as we expand our service offerings to better meet clients' needs. Furthermore, Keith and Michael will enhance their service delivery platform by capitalizing on our wide range of market knowledge and resources available from Avison Young offices across the U.S., Canada and in Europe."
Avison Young opened its Irvine office in November 2012. The company currently has nine offices in California.
Kropfl brings to Avison Young 23 years of commercial real estate experience. Throughout his career, he has been active in the sale and leasing of retail, industrial and office properties. His experience includes tenant and buyer representation, development, leasing, sales, property management and commercial financing, and he has built an extensive track record working with corporate retail clients. Past and current clients include: 24 Hour Fitness, Forever 21, Kohl's, Applied Medical Resources, Intel Corporation, TriGem America Corporation, United Parcel Service, International Education Institute, Kendall-Jackson, CSK, Auto/O'Reilly Auto, Office Depot, Masimo Corporation, Kip America and Spa Gregories.
Prior to serving as a Senior Vice-President at Voit Real Estate Services for three years, Kropfl was a Vice-President with Travers Realty Corporation from 2000 to 2011, specializing in landlord and tenant representation. From 1993 to 2000, he served as a Vice-President with Alden Equities Group, where he specialized in the sale, leasing, management, receivership and development of commercial properties. He moved to Alden after commencing his career with Grubb & Ellis Company (1990 to 1993) as a commercial properties landlord and tenant representative. Kropfl is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from California State University, Long Beach.
Ganz specializes in retail property sales, leasing and investment sales transactions. He focuses on business development and client service in Irvine and other areas of Orange County and Southern California. Prior to joining Voit Real Estate Services, Ganz served as regional sales manager for Allied Modular Building Systems and as a business development associate at Tribus Real Estate Technologies. Ganz is a member of ICSC and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from California State University, Fullerton, Mihaylo School of Business and Economics.
"Michael and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to continue to grow our team at Avison Young," states Kropfl. "We were drawn to Avison Young because of its collaborative culture and Principal-led model, thereby allowing us to make decisions at the local level and provide speed-to-market for our clients. That's a big differentiator for us. Furthermore, Avison Young's global best-in-class platform, along with its entrepreneurial work environment and tremendous focus on retail and corporate occupier services, were very appealing to us."
Today's announcement comes on the heels of Avison Young's acquiring Sacramento-based Aguer Havelock Associates, Inc. on July 24, 2014.
Over the past five years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 58 offices and from 300 to more than 1,500 real estate professionals across Canada, the U.S., and in Europe.
Avison Young is the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 1,500 real estate professionals in 58 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.
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- Sherry Quan, Principal, National Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young: 604.647.5098; cell: 604.726.0959
- Christopher Cooper , Principal and Managing Director, Southern California, Avison Young: 213.935.7435
- Keith Kropfl, Principal, Avison Young: 949.430.0680
- Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations, Avison Young: 312.957.7610
- Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: 416.673.4028
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