Avison Young has opened a new office in Philadelphia, PA, continuing its aggressive expansion and growing the firm to 53 offices in 41 markets.
The new office welcomes David Fahey, Patrick Kelley, and Paul French (pictured, right) as principals, and Patrick Brady as a vice president. Kelley comes from Tactix Real Estate Advisors, while the other three join from Binswanger.
Fahey, a 19-year industry veteran, will also serve as managing director of the Philadelphia office, tasked with growth and development of AY's presence in the region while servicing new and existing clients and managing the day-to-day operations of the office - located at 200 Barr Harbor Dr. in Conshohocken.
"The addition of a Philadelphia office is critical to Avison Young’s full-service client platform in the Northeast Corridor," said Mark E. Rose, chair and CEO of Avison Young. "This team comprises industry leaders with a proven track record of client satisfaction, leasing expertise and successful advisory assignments. I could not be more delighted to have David, Patrick K., Paul and Patrick B. lead our expansion in the greater Philadelphia region."
Fahey has spent the last 19 years of his career in the commercial real estate
industry. While at Binswanger, he served as president of the commercial division. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from Juaniata College.
Kelley brings 28 years of varied commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a tenant rep specialist with Tactix Real Estate Advisors, President of the commercial division at Binswanger, and director of brokerage services at Cushman & Wakefield. He attended Temple University, concentrating on urban planning and marketing.
French has more than two decades of commercial real estate brokerage experience, with a primary focus on facilitating transactions for institutional investor and corporate clients. Prior to joining Avison Young, French served as executive vice president for Binswanger. He earned his bachelor's at University of Virginia where he played lacrosse before playing professionally for the Philadelphia Wings.