Avison Young expands Property Management team

Matt Davidson, Senior Director, Avison Young Property Management team.

Avison Young has appointed Matt Davidson as Senior Director joining the firm’s Property Management team.

Matt joins from CBRE, where he was previously Head of UK Portfolio & Specialist Markets. Based in London, Matt brings with him specialist knowledge of funds, property companies, institutions and specialist investor requirements of property and asset management. At Avison Young, Matt will focus on clients within these sectors to strengthen existing relationships and grow the firm’s presence and market share.

“I am delighted that Matt has joined the Avison Young team in London,” comments Richard Williams, Managing Director of Property Management. “Matt is a highly respected individual in property and asset management and has worked with major players in the London and UK investment market. He has significant experience in the specialist requirements of funds, property companies, specialist and emerging markets, and will help to increase awareness of Avison Young’s capability within these organisations and beyond. We are looking to attract more impressive individuals, like Matt, as we strategically grow our property management presence in the UK & EMEA.”

Property Management is one of the five key growth areas for Avison Young globally, building on the existing robust service in the UK and USA. In the UK alone, the Property Management Consultancy team currently has £15bn assets under management and over 15,000 occupiers, employing over 250 people. The team manages a wide variety of property including offices, business parks, industrial, logistics and retail, as well as mixed-use schemes and has a number of high-profile assets under management.

Richard adds: “Property Management is a critical part of the lifecycle of real estate assets and is essential in the optimisation of occupier experience. Our team of highly experienced property managers works closely with occupiers to identify and understand their requirements and expectations, in order to help our clients to translate this valuable insight into retention strategies.

We pride ourselves on seeing what others do not; on identifying future trends and opportunities in areas such as user experience, sustainability-led initiatives and building and marketing technologies. We are continuing to build our team, attracting individuals particularly with data analysis skills and account management experience, to reflect the changing needs of property management.”

Richard Williams joined the Avison Young team in March this year as Principal and Managing Director of Property Management and leads a nine strong leadership team.