Avison Young UK shortlisted in 2018 Property Awards14 Feb 2018
Avison Young has been shortlisted in the 2018 Property Awards, hosted by Property Week, for Corporate Deal of the Year with the acquisition of market-leading UK firm WHR Property on 1st November 2017.
The Manchester acquisition represents Avison Young’s fifth new office in the UK, 11th in Europe and an additional step in the firm’s ongoing aggressive growth and expansion strategy.
Over the past nine years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to, now, 82 offices in 73 markets, and from 300 to more than 2,600 real estate professionals in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe. Avison Young entered the UK market in 2014 when it bought London-based firm Haywards and opened new offices in the West End.
WHR is a multi‑disciplinary commercial property consultancy firm with a wide range of offerings, including industrial and office agency, capital markets, property management, asset management, rating and professional services. The firm was founded in 2004 by a group of Manchester-based property professionals. The goals of the partnership were to provide high-quality integrated property consultancy to customers, including institutions, property companies and high-net-worth individuals.
The partnership developed a strong market presence in the North West, with a focus on Manchester’s city centre, and has been involved in many high-profile property transactions within the region. The firm provides complex professional and consultancy services, including some ground-breaking appeals in the area of business rates, to a wide variety of national and international clients.
The winners will be announced during the 23rd annual Property Awards on the 17th April 2018.
See the full shortlist here.