Avison Young Opens New Silicon Valley Office
- Nov 17, 2017
Avison Young has opened a new office in San Jose/Silicon Valley. The newest American office represents Avison Young’s 11th in California, 55th in the U.S. Over the past nine years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 82 offices in 74 markets in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe. The new office is located at 2880 Stevens Creek Blvd. in San Jose.
After recently adding Wesley Boatwright, Jonathan Goldstein and Michael Yavinsky as principals in the Washington, D.C. office, Avison Young hired Gregg von Thaden as a principal & managing director of the San Jose/Silicon Valley office. He will coordinate the company’s strategic direction throughout San Jose and the Silicon Valley, continue to attract new relationships and service existing clients. Brian Mason and Ryan Slater have also become principals of Avison Young, with Mason leading the office’s capital markets practice and Slater growing the company’s landlord-and-tenant representation services business line in San Jose/Silicon Valley.
Also joining the new San Jose/Silicon Valley office are Jennifer Vaux as vice president of research in Northern California and Jennifer Doherty as vice president of marketing for San Jose/Silicon Valley. All five new members join Avison Young from Colliers International in San Jose.
Booming Silicon Valley
According to PwC, Silicon Valley venture-capital deal volume totaled $2.2 billion in the third quarter of 2017 alone, ranking the region third in the U.S. In the first half of 2017, the venture-capital deal volume was $6.3 billion.
“The San Jose/Silicon Valley marketplace represents a key component in our growth and is one of the most elite markets when it comes to global real estate. Silicon Valley is home to some of the largest technology companies today and we look forward to providing clients with innovative solutions to their real estate and business needs,” said Rose, in prepared remarks. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Gregg and this team on board. They will ensure that our San Jose/Silicon Valley location grows organically by drawing on their many years of commercial real estate brokerage, research and marketing experience. All five will use their many talents, which include well-developed skills in capital markets, sales and leasing, to provide the highest possible level of service to clients in each commercial real estate sector.”
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