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Avison Young invades Europe

Avison Young announced today that it has acquired London-based commercial real estate services firm Haywards LLP and opened Avison Young’s first European offices in London and Thames Valley in the United Kingdom.

The new London-area offices represent Avison Young’s first offices outside of North America and a milestone step in the firm’s ongoing aggressive global growth and expansion strategy. The acquisition brings 20 new employees to Avison Young.

Over the past five years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to, now, 56 offices in 45 markets and from 300 to more than 1,500 real estate professionals across Canada, the U.S., and in Europe.

Established in 1992, Haywards, the U.K. member of NAI Global, provides full-service commercial real estate offerings that range from strategic planning and project implementation to acquisitions, dispositions, development and property and facilities management.

Effective immediately, Haywards partners Nick Cook, Tony Oxford, Iain Rackley and Sarah Cook become Principals of Avison Young.

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