Highly regarded industry veteran becomes Managing Director, Brokerage Operations
TORONTO, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate services company, announced today that highly regarded industry veteran David Jewkes has joined the firm as Managing Director, Brokerage Operations in Las Vegas.
Effective immediately, Jewkes will provide overall management and leadership of Avison Young's brokerage operations in Las Vegas. He brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate management and transaction experience to Avison Young, most recently as Senior Vice-President, Nevada with Cushman & Wakefield.
"We are thrilled that David has decided to take on this leadership role with us in Las Vegas," comments Rose. "David's extensive work providing strategic client services in all sectors of commercial real estate over the last 25 years – and his thoughtful approach – will complement Avison Young's collaborative culture."
Rose continues: "David has a sterling reputation as an advisor to institutional and regional investors and is known for his business development acumen, having successfully grown asset services portfolios and attracted top transactional professionals in his prior roles. As he serves as Managing Director, Brokerage Operations, his leadership, focus and dedication to innovation will be excellent additions to our company as we continue to execute on strategic expansions domestically and abroad."
During his career, Jewkes has served clients in Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona. In addition to managing operations, he has developed specific expertise in business development and investor service.
"David's lengthy experience, along with his investment sales expertise and the respect that he has gained in the Las Vegas business community, will be of tremendous value to our clients and company," states Earl Webb, Avison Young's President of U.S. Operations. "Furthermore, David's experience with investment transactions will help us expand our leasing services, and his presence alone will help us recruit top real estate talent."
In his former role at Cushman & Wakefield, Jewkes created and managed the firm's entire investor services portfolio, which spanned Las Vegas and Reno. The 5.6-million-square-foot (msf) portfolio included the 1.65-msf Northgate Industrial Center in North Las Vegas – the new home for Amazon's 900,000-square-foot western distribution centre. Jewkes also helped to almost double the number of real estate professionals working for the company in Nevada in a 20-month span.
Jewkes rejoined Cushman & Wakefield after serving for two years as president of Integris Capital Group, and three years as executive director of Commerce TNP. He initially joined Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce in late 2007 through the acquisition of Burnham Real Estate, where he held senior executive positions in Las Vegas and San Diego. During his tenure with Burnham, he launched the firm's asset recovery services practice and became qualified to work as a receiver. Since 2009, he has acted as a court-appointed receiver in cases covering more than 120 assets in 15 jurisdictions in Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona. Also at Burnham, he expanded the company's Las Vegas operations through the acquisitions of two prominent Las Vegas companies.
Prior to joining Burnham, Jewkes spent 11 years at Wallace Associates in Salt Lake City, rising to president and CEO from an associate position. He was responsible for converting the company into the Grubb & Ellis affiliate for Salt Lake City. He also spent two years in a senior position with the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to join Avison Young's quality team of professionals in Las Vegas," says Jewkes. "The decision to join Avison Young was driven by my profound respect for the company's Principal-led, collaborative culture. This innovative approach to client service drives a true culture of partnership. I also look forward to working with my new colleagues in North America and Europe."
Jewkes is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), NAIOP, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), BOMA, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and the International Real Estate Institute (IREI.) He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and undertook graduate studies in the MBA Program at Brigham Young University.
Avison Young opened its Las Vegas office in November 2011 and a second Nevada office in Reno in March 2012. Since then, the company has expanded steadily in the state.
Over the past eight and a half years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 80 offices and from 300 to more than 2,400 real estate professionals in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and 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 2,400 real estate professionals in 80 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality properties
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- Sherry Quan, Principal, Global Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young: 604.647-5098; mobile: 604.726-0959
- Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: 416.673.4028
- Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations, Avison Young: 312.957.7610
- David Jewkes, Managing Director, Brokerage Operations, Las Vegas, Avison Young: 702.472.7978
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