Avison Young Expands San Diego Team

In their role as principals, Corey Martin and Stan Nowak will focus on growing the firm’s industrial and office portfolio in San Diego and Southwest Riverside.

San Diego—Christopher Cooper, Avison Young principal & managing director of the company’s Southern California region, has announced that Corey Martin, Stan Nowak and their agency leasing and investment sales team have joined the firm in San Diego.

Corey Martin
Corey Martin

Effective immediately, Martin and Nowak are principals of Avison Young with a mandate to expand the firm’s San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties’ industrial and office sales, leasing and investment sales practice. In the coming months, Martin will also expand his practice into the Austin, Texas market to serve his clients’ growing requirements.

Additionally, Matt Shaw has joined the company as a senior associate, Cody Lerner as an associate and Lindsay Shoffner as an administrative assistant. All five of the new team members join Avison Young from Coldwell Banker Commercial in the San Diego suburb of Temecula, Calif., where Martin was a principal, COO & EVP and Nowak, a principal & SVP. Shaw was a senior associate, Lerner an associate and Shoffner a business & relations coordinator.

“Corey and Stan are highly regarded real estate industry leaders who have gained considerable recognition in Southern California for their proven expertise in agency leasing and industrial and office real estate investment sales,” commented Cooper. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have Corey, Stan, Matt, Cody and Lindsay come on board to lead this integral service delivery platform in San Diego. The addition of this team will further our ability to provide high-level, value-added owner and investor services to our clients.”

Stan Nowak
Stan Nowak

Martin and Nowak each bring 11 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. They are both consistent top producers and have worked together throughout their careers.

While at Coldwell Banker Commercial, Martin received CoStar Top Office Broker awards in 2014 and 2015. He joined Coldwell Banker Commercial in 2012 as a result of its merger with CORE Real Estate Services in Temecula, a company that he co-founded. While at CORE, he served as president and was responsible for developing strategic real estate solutions for office and industrial properties throughout the Inland Empire and San Diego County. Prior to founding CORE, Martin was with The Garrett Group in Temecula, managing operations as well as the industrial and office leasing and investment sales practices, an a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Commercial Almar RE Group in Temecula.

Martin’s past and current clients include Kearny Real Estate Co., Corus-Tata Steel, Oshkosh Defense, Regent Properties, Dimension Data, Fullmer Construction, Hamann Cos. and Airbus DS Communications. Recent transactions include: a 68,289-square-foot office build-to-suit for a Riverside County school district with a total consideration of more than $51 million; and the sale of a nine-building, class A office and flex industrial portfolio totaling 82,137 square feet for $12.3 million.

“The team is looking forward to expanding our market share in San Diego and Riverside Counties, and working with our new colleagues throughout North America and Europe,” Martin said.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in cellular and molecular biology from San Diego State University.

Nowak also moved to Coldwell Banker Commercial as part of its merger with CORE, where he was an SVP. Prior to CORE, he was an SVP at The Garrett Group in Temecula, specializing in office and industrial leasing and investment sales transactions, and a senior sales associate with Coldwell Banker Commercial Almar RE Group in Temecula.

Nowak’s past and current clients include First Industrial Realty, Glasswerks and Airbus DS Communications. Recent transactions include: an $11.7 million, 263,000-square-foot, flex-industrial-building acquisition for his client’s regional headquarters in Temecula; and the disposition of a 108,000-square-foot industrial distribution building for $7.5 million.

“The team and I were drawn to the firm because of its principal-led, client-centric model, which will allow us to make decisions at the local level and provide a nimble, custom-tailored approach to transaction management for our clients,” Nowak said. “That’s a big differentiator for us. Furthermore, Avison Young’s exceptional track record in San Diego and Southern California, along with the firm’s entrepreneurial work environment and client-first focus on investor services, were very appealing to us.”

Over the past seven and a half years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 79 offices and from 300 to more than 2,400 real estate professionals in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe.

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