Landlord and tenant representation specialists become Principals, will continue to work as a team while growing Center City office market
PHILADELPHIA, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - David Fahey, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Philadelphia office, announced today that highly regarded commercial real estate industry brokers Joe Muldoon and Chris Lange have joined Avison Young in Philadelphia.
Effective immediately, Muldoon and Lange become Principals. They will continue to specialize in landlord and tenant representation while working as a team in the Center City office market. Muldoon and Lange were most recently Senior Vice-President and Vice-President, respectively, at real estate firm Binswanger in Philadelphia.
"We are very excited to have Joe and Chris join our team. Their deep industry experience and sound reputation will significantly help us expand our platform in the Center City market," comments Fahey. "They are already a well-established team, and both have been top brokers in Center City for several years, developing close relationships with numerous clients who operate local, national and international businesses. Chris and Joe's strategic advisory skills and awareness of market trends unique to Philadelphia will be of great benefit to landlords and tenants alike."
Avison Young opened its Philadelphia office in September 2013. Over the past five years, the company has grown from 11 to 54 offices and from 300 to more than 1,500 real estate professionals across Canada and the U.S.
"I am very excited to be a member of the Avison Young team," says Muldoon. "I am proud to be a part of a company with a great collaborative culture that focuses on clients. This approach is very refreshing, and I look forward to growing our business in Philadelphia. I am equally ecstatic about the opportunity to continue working with Chris Lange and our new Avison Young colleagues in Philadelphia and across the company. It is a pleasure to be part of Avison Young's unique, Principal-led ownership model."
Lange says he has been impressed with Avison Young's ability to "hit the ground running" in a new market and establish a presence quickly.
"I possess a client-first mentality, and I'm driven by the notion that the best course of action is whatever is best for the client," he says. "Avison Young's views on service are clearly aligned with my own, and the company has created a collaborative, client-centric culture that is truly unique in the commercial real estate business. We have a great group of professionals here, and I am very excited to be a part of the team - and looking forward to making an impact in our market."
Joe Muldoon brings 31 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. Prior to joining Avison Young, he was a Senior Vice-President for 11 years at Binswanger, where he focused on the Center City office market and worked to meet landlord and corporate client requirements. Muldoon's experience includes the sale and leasing of office, flex and industrial space, as well as landlord and tenant representation within the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. At Avison Young, he will focus on growing the firm's Center City presence.
Muldoon is a William Penn Charter School graduate and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from St. Lawrence University. He also serves on the Board of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Chris Lange brings to Avison Young eight years of commercial real estate industry experience. Prior to joining Avison Young, he was a Vice-President at Binswanger for four years. He began his real estate career as a transactions associate and leasing agent at O'Neill Properties Group in King of Prussia, PA. During his career, Lange has been involved in high-profile transactions with such prestigious clients as Beneficial Bank, Sunoco, the Philadelphia School District, and the Please Touch Museum.
A native of the Philadelphia area, Lange holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
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 54 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
• David Fahey, Principal & Managing Director, Philadelphia, Avison Young: 610.276.1081
• Joe Muldoon, Principal, Avison Young: 215.383.2685
• Chris Lange, Principal, Avison Young: 215.382.2686
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