Highly regarded real estate professionals join to bolster project management and industrial brokerage
DENVER, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Alec Wynne, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Denver office, announced today the strategic hiring of highly regarded real estate professionals David Hurtado, Kortney Pedigo and Dawn McCombs in Denver.
Effective immediately, Hurtado becomes a Principal, while Pedigo will serve as a project manager and McCombs as a Senior Vice-President. Hurtado and Pedigo will work as a team to deliver project management services to their broad list of Denver and national clients. Prior to joining Avison Young, Hurtado and Pedigo worked together at Hurtado Consulting Group, LLC in Denver. Hurtado served as a Principal while Pedigo was one of the firm's project managers. McCombs joins Avison Young from Jones Lang LaSalle in Denver, where she was a Vice-President. She will continue to focus on industrial brokerage at Avison Young.
Hurtado, Pedigo and McCombs together bring nearly 60 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young, primarily in the Denver area.
"We are thrilled to have David Hurtado join the Denver office," comments Wynne. "David is considered one of the top project managers in the Denver metropolitan area. With more than 30 years of industry experience, he brings not only a wealth of project management experience, but also 18 years of corporate real estate experience, having served as managing director of real estate and airport development for Federal Express. David's integrity and client-centric focus provide a perfect match to the growing team in Denver. He and Kortney Pedigo were part of a leading project management company within the metro area, and they will be of great benefit to owners and developers who are expanding their businesses in our region."
Wynne continues: "Dawn McCombs brings energy and a singular focus on the industrial brokerage service line, where she specializes in the construction industry. She has been a rising star in Denver for the past five years, and we are pleased to have been able to attract her to our firm. We look forward to her leadership in industrial brokerage services."
Avison Young opened its Denver office in December 2012 and has expanded it steadily since then. With today's three additions, says Wynne, the firm is poised to make a dent in the Denver real estate development market while expanding its industrial brokerage and project management services.
"We are excited to be part of the Avison Young team and look forward to continuing to deliver best-in-class project management services to our clients," says Hurtado. "Avison Young's collaborative culture, Principal-led ownership model and service delivery expectations are a perfect fit for us."
Over the past six years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 62 offices and from 300 to more than 1,700 real estate professionals in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
David Hurtado brings 33 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young, most recently with Hurtado Consulting Group in Denver. He formed Hurtado Consulting to provide project management, facility support, and design services to major corporations. Clients included Westwood College, Chevron Products Company, Grease Monkey International, Shell Operations U.S., First Data, R.H. Donnelley and Western Union. Hurtado's background is diverse and includes experience managing the Federal Express worldwide real estate portfolio, construction of FedEx facilities outside the U.S., and the development and implementation of a master plan for the J.D. Edwards world headquarters in Denver. As Senior Vice-President of network operations at ICG Communications, he directed one of the largest telecommunications data network rollouts ever completed.
Hurtado holds an MBA as well as a Master of Science in telecommunications and information systems management from Christian Brothers University, and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis. Hurtado is also a commercial pilot and serves as an incident commander and mountain search and rescue mission pilot for the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol. In his community, he serves as a Board member and trustee with the Boys & Girls Clubs Metro Denver.
Kortney Pedigo brings more than five years of project management experience to Avison Young. She joins the firm from Hurtado Consulting, where she served as a project manager for two years, working closely with David Hurtado. While with Hurtado Consulting, she performed site surveys, developed the scope of work for bids, provided bid analysis for clients, and worked directly with vendors and contracts as an owner representative. In conjunction with these responsibilities, she ordered and tracked materials and equipment; managed project schedules and budgets; and provided construction administration. Before moving to Hurtado Consulting, Pedigo spent three years at Ricoh USA as an onsite move coordinator for Western Union, where she coordinated all moves and seat assignments for 3,100 employees globally. Pedigo is currently completing a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.
Dawn McCombs brings nine years of commercial real estate and 15 years of construction management experience in the Denver marketplace to Avison Young. She has spent her entire real estate brokerage career focusing on the industrial sector. Prior to joining the firm, she spent five years as a broker in the logistics and industrial group at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Before moving to JLL, she was an industrial real estate broker with Cushman & Wakefield and a tenant-representation specialist with Cresa Partners. McCombs entered the commercial real estate industry after spending 15 years with Turner Construction Company. While there, she specialized in commercial construction and her responsibilities included project management, superintending, project estimating and business development. McCombs holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University.
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 1,700 real estate professionals in 62 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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