Avison Young Welcomes James McCraw to Memphis Brokerage Team

Avison Young Welcomes James McCraw to Memphis Brokerage Team 22 Nov 2019

Memphis, TN Avison Young is pleased to announce that James McCraw has joined the Memphis office as Vice President of Retail Brokerage Services. In his new role, McCraw will drive growth in the retail advisory component of the firm, specializing in landlord and tenant representation for retail space across the Memphis metropolitan area.


“I am excited to come aboard the Memphis Avison Young team as we grow the retail side of the firm’s transactional portfolio,” says McCraw. “The Memphis commercial market is experiencing a renaissance and with the tools that Avison Young gives me, I believe that the future looks very bright.”


McCraw comes to Avison Young from The Gary Myers Company, where he served as Senior Sales and Leasing Broker for close to 3 years. Prior to that, he worked in business to business sales for over a decade and is also a former United States Marine. He has negotiated more than thirty-five transactions in 2019 alone, including WKND Hang Suite Memphis, The School of Rock Wolfchase, CrossFit Hit and Run Crosstown, and Papa John’s Oakland.


A candidate for the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and charter member of the Memphis Young Brokers Club, McCraw is an active member of the local commercial real estate community. He is also deeply involved with various local community organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Memphis Scottish Rite Foundation and on the Advisory Board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Corporate Exchange. Additionally, McCraw is an Alumni of Leadership Memphis and a member of the East Memphis Rotary Club.


“James is an incredible addition to our Memphis team, as he brings an impressive background of tremendous experience serving clients and is a perfect fit for our culture,” comments Shane Soefker, principal of Avison Young’s Memphis office.  “As we continue to achieve steady growth in the Memphis region, James’ focus in the retail real estate sector will add even more depth and diversity to our team and strengthens our multi-faceted service-line approach for our clients. We’re very excited to have him join our team at Avison Young.”


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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. 


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James McCraw, Vice President of Retail Brokerage Services, Memphis, Avison Young: 901.410.5311


W. Shane Soefker, Principal, Memphis, Avison Young: 901.231.1401




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