Avison Young expands U.S. Capital Markets platform in Washington, D.C.

Avison Young expands U.S. Capital Markets platform in Washington, D.C. 16 Nov 2020

Industry veteran joins Avison Young as Principal, bringing experience across all aspects of transactional real estate

Washington, DC – John Kevill, Avison Young Principal and President of U.S. Capital Markets, today announced that Dean Sands has joined the firm as a Principal, based in Washington, D.C. Sands joins from a nearly two decades-long career at Eastdil Secured and will expand the firm’s capital markets presence to drive sales executions across several asset classes.

“I’ve known Dean for many years and his deep knowledge of all aspects of transactional real estate across asset classes helps expand our market presence as we deliver sound strategies for clients across the capital structure,” said Kevill. “This is a game changing addition in Washington for Avison Young. Dean’s brokerage acumen, commitment to client service and knowledge base is second to none and a fantastic cultural fit for us.”

Sands, a former Director at Eastdil Secured, has executed more than $12.4 billion in office, multifamily and retail transactions, including joint ventures, asset sales and debt placement, nationally and abroad. He has covered all product types, including office, retail, hotel, multifamily and industrial. Most recently his primary focus was on institutional grade retail properties.

“The opportunity to join a rapidly growing Capital Markets platform at a collaborative and entrepreneurial firm like Avison Young was a real draw to me,” said Sands. “Avison Young’s investments in technology, data and research provide the foundation for the insights clients need to achieve their business goals and is completely aligned to how I approach client service.”

Sands joins a growing U.S. Capital Markets team, which this year has expanded to include net lease industry pioneer Jonathan Hipp, who joined the firm in February as Principal along with several members of his Calkain team, to lead Avison Young’s U.S. net lease efforts, and Tim Hall, who joined the firm in September, focusing on sale leaseback and corporate finance. These additions, along with the firm’s renown debt team, means clients benefit from the deep experience of the Avison Young team across asset classes and the capital structure.

Avison Young creates real economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people. As a private company, our clients collaborate with an empowered partner who is invested in their success. Our integrated talent realizes the full potential of real estate by using global intelligence platforms that provide clients with insights and advantage. Together, we can create healthy, productive workplaces for employees, cities that are centers for prosperity for their citizens, and built spaces and places that create a net benefit to the economy, the environment and the community.

Avison Young is a 2020 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for nine consecutive years.


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