Highly regarded industry veteran John Moysey joins Avison Young in Chicago

Feb 13, 2014, 10:00 ET from Avison Young Commercial Real Estate (BC)

Office, industrial and land specialist becomes Principal, will represent diverse client base

CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Michael McKiernan, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Chicago office, announced today that leading commercial real estate broker John Moysey has joined Avison Young in Chicago.

Effective immediately, Moysey joins Avison Young as a Principal and will focus on real estate brokerage and advisory services encompassing the office, industrial and land asset classes. He will act on behalf of a diverse client base, including corporations and institutional investors. Moysey was most recently a founding member and Principal of V3 Realty Company, LLC and President of V3 Realty Brokerage, Ltd. in Chicago.

"John Moysey is one of the most knowledgeable brokers in the industry," comments McKiernan. "His experience in office and industrial brokerage coupled with his expertise in land make him a unique professional - and a vital asset to Avison Young as we strive to offer clients the highest level of service and continue our aggressive U.S. expansion program."

Moysey brings 36 years of commercial real estate industry experience to Avison Young. During his distinguished career, he has represented clients in office and industrial lease transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, site acquisition and sales, development and management, and operations with profit and loss responsibility. He has been involved in more than 3 million square feet (msf) of office and industrial development and sale assignments. He has also personally negotiated leasing agreements totaling in excess of 3 msf and land acquisitions covering more than 5,000 acres. Moysey gained this experience while serving as a principal for large real estate development and investment organizations as well as an agent for institutions and corporate clients.

Leasing assignments during his career have involved such buildings as 33 West Monroe, Inland Steel, Hartford Plaza and Northwest Commerce Plaza. Property development clients, represented either on a build-to-suit or speculative-construction basis, have included National Safety Council, Abbot Laboratories, Baxter, Leaf, Inc., Nuclear Data, Knowles Electronics, Capital Square, Spring Lake Executive Campus and V3 Corporate Center.

Prior to joining Avison Young, Moysey was a founding member and Principal of V3 Realty Company, LLC and President of V3 Realty Brokerage, Ltd. for 16 years. Before moving to V3 Realty Company in 1998, Moysey served as an Executive Vice-President and Chicago regional manager for Grubb & Ellis. In the 11 years prior to joining Grubb, he was an Executive Vice-President and board member at AMLI Realty Company. While at AMLI, he was involved in the creation and growth of the firm's commercial properties division, which developed several million square feet of office and industrial properties and five business parks, and acquired and controlled more than 4,300 acres of land.

Before joining AMLI, Moysey spent 10 years at Chicago-based Draper & Kramer, Inc. During that time, he represented both tenants and landlords, and was responsible for opening and managing the company's full-service suburban commercial real estate office. Moysey holds a Bachelor of Arts from Drake University.

"What most attracted me to Avison Young was its Principal-led and collaborative culture, and the quality of the people who have been joining the firm. The company-wide emphasis on integrity and professionalism, combined with a collegial atmosphere, ensures a better client experience and outcome," says Moysey. "As the newest Principal in the firm, I am excited by the opportunity to build upon the company's already impressive track record as we continue to expand in North America, Europe and beyond."

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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