Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services company, has announced that highly regarded office property specialists Piers Leigh, Chris Barrs and Tom Bridgman have joined the firm, as Principals, based in London.

The team has joined from Capita Real Estate where Piers and Chris were both directors, running the office agency team, while Tom served as a divisional director of investment. At Avison Young, the new recruits will focus on agency and investment, particularly the South East market. They will be based in the firm’s West End office but will serve clients throughout the Greater London marketplace.

Piers brings 16 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young while Chris and Tom have worked in the industry for 10 and nine years, respectively. Before moving to Capita, both Barrs and Leigh were directors at Jones Lang LaSalle (formerly King Sturge) in London, while Bridgman was an associate with Gerald Eve.

“Having known Chris, Tom and Piers for a number of years, I have developed a great deal of respect for the way that they do business,” notes Nick Cook, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s London offices. “They will be tremendous assets in helping us expand our office investment and agency business-line coverage in the U.K. Their focus on the South East will be a clear differentiator for us when serving investors, landlords and tenants alike.”

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