Avison Young has landed industry leader Rick Kimball, who will focus on growing and developing the company's New England as managing director.
Kimball, who was most recently senior vice-president at DTZ and president and CEO of GVA Worldwide prior to that, also joins Avison Young as a principal, effective immediately, said Mark E. Rose, chairman and CEO of Avison Young, Canada’s largest independently-owned commercial real estate services company.
In his new role, Kimball will focus on overseeing the growth and development of Avison Young’s New England region. He will also service new and existing clients and manage the day-to-day operations of the Boston office.
Avison Young Principal John Fenton, former managing director of the region, will take on several new responsibilities in New England specifically targeting growth in the firm’s investment management business, including asset management, property management and leasing.
"We’re thrilled that Rick Kimball has decided to join us as we continue our rapid expansion phase in the United States," Rose said. "Rick is a proven industry leader and has enjoyed a very successful career in all sectors of commercial real estate. In his capacity as Managing Director, he will lead our New England region into our next phase of growth. Avison Young will be able to capitalize on his excellent recruiting and business-building skills as he drives our New England business into new product lines and submarkets."
The announcement comes on the heels of Avison Young opening a new office in Denver last week, and the strategic hiring of industry veterans Michael Smith, Scott Jamieson and Brandon Dickason one month ago to further expand the firm’s capital markets business in the New England region.