Jaimee Keene joins Avison Young in Denver12 Nov 2018
Denver, CO – Alec Wynne, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Denver office, announced today the strategic hiring of veteran commercial real estate professional Jaimee Keene.
Effective immediately, Keene becomes a Vice-President in the Denver office and a member of the growing local capital markets group. She will focus on office investment sales. Keene brings 17 years of real estate experience to Avison Young, most recently as Managing Director in Denver for BBG, a national commercial appraisal and advisory firm.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Jaimee, a highly regarded industry leader, to Avison Young,” comments Wynne. “In addition to being an exceptional broker, she has been a commercial real estate appraiser since 2001 and applies her deep understanding of valuation and market knowledge to every transaction.”
While at BBG, Keene oversaw the acquisition of Commercial Valuation Consultants (CVC) in 2016. She also successfully launched, in 2014, BBG’s Phoenix office, where she was responsible for the valuation of investment properties and portfolios, covering office, industrial and shopping center assets. Her largest assignment involved a $600-million multi-state office portfolio. Between 2011 and 2012, she was the Managing Director of Grubb & Ellis Landauer Rocky Mountain region, launching the firm’s commercial valuation divisions in Colorado and New Mexico.
Keene will work closely with Rick Egitto, a Principal of Avison Young and veteran leader of the Denver capital markets group.
“We are thrilled to land Jaimee, who has a wealth of real estate experience and a large network of relationships to bring to the capital markets group table,” says Egitto.
"The Denver market is attracting both foreign and domestic investment, and it's a great time to be a part of the growing Denver capital markets group at Avison Young,” says Keene. “I have an amazing opportunity to partner with industry veterans Rick Egitto and Avison Young Principal David Tilton, who both lead with class and integrity. I can't imagine a better fit and the Avison Young culture is unlike anything I've seen in the industry."
A Colorado native, Keene holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado (Denver) and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and real estate from Colorado State University. She earned the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is a licensed appraiser and broker in Colorado.
Keene is active in the industry as a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). In the community, she serves on the Board of Trustees for Mackintosh Academy in Boulder, CO and is the Fundraiser Chair in Denver for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its Principals. Founded in 1978, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises approximately 5,000 real estate professionals in 120 offices in 20 countries. The firm’s experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors.