Avison Young Appoints Industry Vet to Run U.S. Capital Markets

In addition to becoming a principal with the CRE services firm, John Kevill will also serve as managing director of U.S. Capital Markets.

John Kevill, Principal & Managing Director, Avison Young

Washington—Commercial real estate services firm Avison Young recently announced that industry pro John Kevill has joined its ranks. With the naming already in effect, Kevill joins the firm as principal and managing director of U.S. capital markets.

In his new position, Kevill will be based in Washington, D.C., and will mainly work on expanding the company’s capital markets operations in the U.S., with a focus on the investment sales practice field.

“Having worked with John in the past, I am very familiar with his talents and dedication to superior client service. He has gained extensive experience with domestic and foreign clients while helping them solve a myriad of capital problems…Accordingly, he has developed terrific relationships with a number of North American and global clients and will offer the benefits of his quarter-century of industry experience to Avison Young at a critical juncture in our corporate growth,” said Earl Webb, president of U.S. operations for Avison Young, in prepared remarks.

During his two and a half decades of industry experience, Kevill has executed nearly $25 billion in transactions. His client portfolio includes private equity firms, real estate investment trusts, pension funds, global financial institutions and sovereign-wealth funds. Most recently, Kevill was a managing director at Eastdil Secured for almost five years. Prior to that, he worked for 17 years with JLL, having served the company as managing director.

Kevill holds a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is also a board member of Habitat for Humanity in Washington, D.C., and an advisory board member with the Steers Center for Global Real Estate, McDonough School of Business.

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