Industry leader Art Waldrop joins Avison Young in Atlanta

Jan 28, 2014, 09:00 ET from Avison Young Commercial Real Estate (BC)

Enterprise solutions specialist becomes Principal, will work with corporate clients

ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Steve Dils, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Atlanta office, announced today that commercial real estate industry leader Art Waldrop has joined Avison Young in Atlanta.

Effectively immediately, Waldrop joins Avison Young as a Principal, and will continue to specialize in office tenant representation while serving as a member of the firm's enterprise solutions team. He was most recently Managing Director of DTZ's Atlanta office.

"Having Art on board is another significant win for Avison Young as we continue to grow and build depth in our organization," comments Dils. "He is recognized as one of the top brokers in Atlanta and has done work for some of the most recognizable corporations in the country during his career. With his background in law and business, he brings a unique and valuable skill set to assist his clients as they shape their real estate strategies."

In his new role, Waldrop will work closely with Rick Nash, who joined Avison Young in December 2013, and with whom Waldrop partnered previously at their predecessor firm. Waldrop and Nash will work with corporate clients in Atlanta and the Southeast on their outsourced real estate requirements.

Waldrop brings 20-plus years of experience to Avison Young. Prior to joining DTZ in 2008, he spent his earlier years working in corporate services roles for Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE as Senior Director and Senior Vice-President, respectively. Waldrop's recent experience includes assisting with the management of Alcatel-Lucent's and Greyhound Lines' North American portfolios, as well as performing significant work with distressed properties, including bankruptcy, receivership and real estate-owned (REO) property sales. During his career, he has been involved in approximately 3,000 transactions totaling more than $1 billion in value.

Waldrop holds Bachelor of Accountancy and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Mississippi and a MBA from Southern Methodist University. Waldrop is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, and holds real estate licenses in Georgia and numerous other states.  

"I am delighted to be continuing my career at Avison Young, and becoming part of the company's Principal-based ownership group. I also look forward to sharing in Avison Young's client-centric and collaborative culture, which differentiates the company from the competition," says Waldrop. "I also could not pass up a chance to work with Rick Nash again and build on our strong partnership. We have an opportunity to serve local, national and international clients by accessing the knowledge and expertise of Avison Young Principals, brokers and other employees throughout the U.S. and Canada."

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, National Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young: 604.647.5098; cell: 604.726.0959
  • Steve Dils, Managing Director, Atlanta, Avison Young: (404) 865-3666
  • Art Waldrop, Principal, Avison Young: (404) 865-3688

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