Chris Fraser, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia offices, announced that Gary Lyons has been named Avison Young Principal, based in the firm’s Greenville office. The distinction marks an important milestone at the leading Principal-owned and -led global commercial real estate firm.
As a private and Principal-led organization, the firm’s culture is built on collaboration and taking a longer-term view to meet client needs.
“Gary’s enthusiasm and dedication are contagious,” said Fraser. “He provides leadership,
mentorship and continuous examples of collaboration. Our Principal-owned and -led firm drives on a culture of collaboration that the Principal exemplifies, and Lyons has consistently shown these traits.
Lyons began his career with Avison Young in the Raleigh-Durham office in 2013. He helped the office grow its Capital Markets team to four team members prior to relocating to Avison Young’s Greenville, SC office in July 2018. Lyons’ primary focus over the past 18 years has been subinstitutional grade investment properties in the office, industrial and multi-family sectors. In his leadership role in the Greenville office, he supports all Capital Markets’ transactions with a particular focus on the industrial sector.
“Under Mark Rose’s leadership Avison Young continues to accelerate its growth and acquisition of world-class talent,” said Lyons. “I am humbled by the opportunity to join the 600+ Principals on the Avison Young leadership team. I believe Avison Young has achieved a global reach that will enable us to further scale our operations as we grow our global relationships. While there are certainly some uncertainties in the marketplace currently, I believe Avison Young is wellpositioned to manage, and even thrive, through these current challenges.”
Avison Young has more than 600 Principals globally. Principals of Avison Young are industry leaders who exemplify the firm’s partnership structure, collaborative culture and client-centric business model. In addition, Principals have distinguished themselves in their fields of expertise while embracing the company’s dedication to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
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, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises approximately 5,000 real estate professionals in 108 offices in 14 countries. The firm’s experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and Partnership. Performance financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors.
Avison Young is a 2019 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club
designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for eight consecutive years.