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Scots GVA directors become Avison Young Principals

Alison TaylorAvison Young, the real estate services firm, has added four principals in Scotland. Alison Taylor, pictured, in Glasgow, and Stuart Agnew in Edinburgh, along with Gordon Martin and Danny Lafferty are among 100 appointed following the firm’s acquisition of GVA.

The new principals, all based in the UK Republic of Ireland and Poland, include senior directors who were formerly with GVA and other new employees from GVA, who have received shares in the Canada-based company along with the right to vote and set the strategy for the company which now has more than 600 principals globally.  

The acquisition of GVA closed on 31 January and established Avison Young as among the top five commercial real estate advisory businesses in the UK . It now has 18 offices and 1,600 employees working with clients on the transaction and consultancy sides of the business. There 5,000 real estate professionals in 120 offices in 20 countries.

The acquisition also enabled Avison Young to increase its revenue to 25 times its 2008 level to approximately C$1 billion.


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