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Avison Young expands San Francisco office with seasoned, award-winning office leasing team

March 16, 2021

Premier team of eight will deliver occupier solutions for tenants and institutional landlords across Northern California

San Francisco, CA Nick Slonek, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s San Francisco office announced today the strategic hiring of Mark McGranahan, Marquard Anderson, Sean McCallum, Tim Hogan and Ross Robinson as Principals, Tyler Paratte and Jason Kreske as associates, and Melinda Ta as a senior marketing associate. The eight-member team specializes in both tenant representation and agency leasing and represents more than 70 years of combined industry experience for clients regionally and nationally.

From left to right: Mark McGranahan, Timothy Hogan, Melinda Ta, Marquard Anderson, Ross Robinson and Sean McCallum.

“We are proud and elated to work closely with this highly regarded, top talent team to expand our market share footprint and strengthen our business services lines in Northern California,” said Slonek. “They are a highly skilled unit who understand the culture, partnership and innovative resources that Avison Young has to offer. Their commitment to securing the best solutions that are aligned with client business goals is second to none in the San Francisco market.”

Avison Young is powered by people and this successful, multi-market tenant representation team, formerly with Cushman & Wakefield, will help clients strategically solve their commercial real estate needs to meet business goals. They will be responsible for the growing occupier solutions business and will also continue to deliver value to institutional landlords in the leasing, disposition and marketing of office and mixed-use buildings.  

“This is an exciting transition for our team and we are looking forward to growing Avison Young’s service lines with our multi-market tenant representation and institutional landlord services,” said McGranahan. “We were drawn to Avison Young’s unique and effective, principal-led culture that gives us influence in the direction of the office, to the firm’s client-centric approach and to its innovative technology solutions that support clients’ business goals by realizing the full potential of real estate.”

The award-winning team is led by Mark McGranahan, who is a top-producing commercial real estate veteran with more than 30 years experience representing tenants and landlords in San Francisco and nationally.

Marquard Anderson, consistently top-ranked producer specializing in multi-market tenant representation and landlord representation, including local and national headquarter representation.

Sean McCallum, highly regarded broker focused on multi-market tenant representation and landlord representation.

Tim Hogan, specializes in workplace strategy, strategic advisory and site selection for multi-market tenants and institutional landlords.

Ross Robinson, nearly 20 years of experience in commercial real estate providing expert strategy and implementation to both tenants and landlords in San Francisco.

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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