Top agency leasing broker becomes Principal, will help grow firm's landlord-representation service-line coverage across Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex
DALLAS, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Greg Langston, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Dallas office, announced today that John Conger has joined the firm in Dallas.
Effective immediately, Conger becomes a Principal of Avison Young with a mandate to help grow the company's landlord-representation service-line coverage across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. He was most recently an executive vice-president at Colliers International in Dallas.
"We are very fortunate that a seasoned professional such as John is joining Avison Young in Dallas as we continue to build our agency leasing group, which now has more than 12 million square feet (msf) under lease," comments Langston. "I have known, worked with, and respected John throughout my career, and I'm thrilled to have him join our Dallas office to help us continue to serve our agency leasing clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex."
Conger brings 30 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. During his career, he has helped negotiate more than $1 billion in lease and sales transactions and has been responsible for the lease, sale or oversight of more than 100 office buildings. In addition, he has played a key role in the development of more than 5 msf of office buildings in the Dallas area, and has advised clients on the acquisition of multiple office buildings totaling approximately $200 million in value within Texas, Colorado, Minnesota and California.
"I am excited to be on board and look forward to expanding our client-service level at Avison Young," says Conger. "The collaborative culture at Avison Young was very attractive to me and appealed to my team-based approach to agency leasing. The company is characterized by lots of energy and strong leadership among its seasoned professionals, along with a talented younger generation of brokers. The landlord leasing platform that Grant Sumner, Chuck Sellers and Dale Ray have built up over the past few years will give me a tremendous advantage going forward with our client base due to their market coverage and knowledge."
Conger is active in the industry as a member of The Real Estate Council (TREC) and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and Real Estate Professionals (NTCAR). In the community, he volunteers with the Dallas Chamber of Commerce. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in real estate from Southern Methodist University.
Also joining Avison Young in Dallas is David Quisenberry. A 39-year industry veteran who was most recently an executive vice-president at Colliers International in Dallas, Quisenberry becomes a senior vice-president in Avison Young's Dallas office. He will work closely with Conger and focus on landlord representation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His extensive career experience has been focused on the building owners' side of the North Texas commercial real estate market.
Adds Langston: "John and David will continue to build the momentum in our Dallas office. Their market knowledge and experience will be incredible assets to us as they collaborate on projects with our other leasing agency brokers and continue to develop relationships with owners throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area."
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, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises approximately 5,000 real estate professionals in 120 offices in 20 countries. The firm's experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors.
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