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Avison Young welcomes Inland Empire-based Cody Lerner to its 2021 Principal Class

Avison Young welcomes Inland Empire-based Cody Lerner to its 2021 Principal Class March 15, 2021

Lerner honored with distinction at leading global commercial real estate firm

Ontario, CA – Chris Cooper, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Southern California region, today announced that Cody Lerner has been named Avison Young Principal based in the firm’s Inland Empire office.

Avison Young is led by more than 600 Principals across the globe, and each year welcomes a new class of owners in the firm. As a private company, Avison Young Principals have a say in the future direction of the business and are invested in clients’ success, thinking for the long-term.

Lerner has been with the company for five years and specializes in industrial properties and land acquisitions.

“Cody was one of the two founding professionals of our Inland Empire office.  He has provided outstanding leadership and market presence for Avison Young and our clients, and he has spent countless hours supporting and mentoring our Emerging Leaders,” said Cooper. “As a company driven by value and powered by people, our Principals invest in the future of our business and play an integral role in shaping our collaborative culture. Cody’s passion for the industry, his clients, and his colleagues make him the consummate Principal for Avison Young, and he will undoubtedly continue to drive value in his new role.”

Lerner has over five years of experience as an advisor, specializing in industrial properties and land acquisitions throughout the Inland Empire. He has a client-centric approach that puts his client’s priorities first, all while creating lasting partnerships. Through his representation of corporations, investment groups and small businesses, Cody has brokered over half a million square feet in sale and lease transactions.

“I opted to become a Principal not only because it is a high achievement within the Avison Young family, but because I believe in the firm and the growth potential that is at our fingertips,” Lerner said. “I want to be an example to my fellow Avison Young colleagues and give them motivation that becoming Principal is within their reach if they strive to excellence and stay focused.”

Avison Young Principals are industry leaders who exemplify the firm’s partnership structure, collaborative culture and client-centric business model. In addition, Principals have distinguished themselves in their fields of expertise while embracing the company’s commitment to creating real economic, social and environmental value.

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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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