Retail investment sales and leasing specialist joins as Principal
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Joseph Kupiec, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Las Vegas office,
announced today that commercial real estate broker Matthew Bear has joined Avison Young's brokerage operations in Las Vegas.
Effective immediately, Bear joins Avison Young as a Principal. He will
focus on capital markets, retail, and advisory services transactions in
Las Vegas and throughout the expanding Avison Young platform.
"We are very pleased to have Matt Bear join our growing operation in Las
Vegas. Matt is one of the most respected professionals and industry
leaders in the market," comments Kupiec. "His comprehensive commercial
real estate experience, in-depth industry knowledge and longstanding
client relationships are perfectly aligned with our commitment to
provide best-in-class services to our valued clients. The addition of
Matt further demonstrates Avison Young's commitment to the Las Vegas
market, and is another important step in the execution of our company's
aggressive growth plan."
Bear brings to Avison Young 23 years of commercial real estate
experience related to properties in Nevada, California, Arizona, Texas,
New Mexico and Idaho. His diverse experience includes vision and
strategic/operational planning; joint-venture fund investing and
relations; site selection and acquisition; ground-up development;
portfolio management and leasing; acquisitions and dispositions; and
re-engineering operations and process improvement.
From 2002 to 2010, Bear served as chief investment officer and chief
operations officer with Venture Development Group, a Las Vegas-based
company that he co-founded. Leading a team of 18 development, finance,
property management and legal management professionals, he executed
investment and development strategies while overseeing all aspects of
the company's acquisitions, dispositions and leasing.
"The move to Avison Young is a great opportunity to be a part of an
emerging and innovative company, while at the same time participating
in the Las Vegas recovery," says Bear. "I am excited to be continuing
my career with the fastest-growing real estate firm in North America,
and working with my new colleagues in the U.S. and Canada. Avison
Young's Principal-led, client-service model is extremely appealing and
will enhance my ability to service my new and existing clients."
Bear holds a communications degree from the University of Nevada-Las
Vegas and has completed a number of real estate-related courses as part
of his professional training. He is a Senior Certified Leasing
Specialist (SCLS) and a member of the International Council of Shopping
Centers, which he joined in 1992. In 2003, Bear was named a winner of
the Las Vegas Sun's In Business Las Vegas 40 Under 40 award.
Avison Young opened its first Nevada office in November 2011 in Las
Vegas, with industry veteran Joseph Kupiec joining as a Principal to
help launch the company's brokerage business in Nevada. The company
opened in Reno in March 2012 with John Pinjuv joining as Managing Director. In August 2012, the company acquired Las Vegas-based commercial property management firm Landry & Associates, Inc., adding 2.6 million square feet (msf) to Avison Young's approximately 50
msf of retail, industrial and office properties already under
management in Canada and the U.S.
Today's announcement comes on the heels of Avison Young opening a
newly-formed office in Irvine, California yesterday.
Over the past three and a half years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to
42 offices and from 300 to more than 1,100 real estate professionals
across Canada and the U.S.
Founded in 1978, Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services
company. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Avison Young is also the
largest Canadian-owned, principal-managed commercial real estate
brokerage firm in North America. Comprising more than 1,100 real estate
professionals in 42 offices across Canada and the U.S., the
full-service commercial real estate company provides value-added,
client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management,
financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of
office, retail, industrial and multi-residential properties.
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Sherry Quan, National Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young:
(604) 647-5098; cell: (604) 726-0959
Joseph Kupiec, Principal and Managing Director, Las Vegas, Avison Young: (702) 472-7978
Matt Bear, Principal, Avison Young: (702) 637-7308
Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations, Avison Young: (847) 881-2237
Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: (416) 673-4028
Avison Young is a winner of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies program for 2011, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and
Queen's School of Business.
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