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Industrial landscape surrounding Greater Philadelphia continues to thrive during pandemic

May 18, 2021

Jim Scott joins Avison Young as Principal, focusing on expanding industrial leasing and sale services throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware

Philadelphia, PA David Fahey, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Philadelphia office today announced that industrial brokerage expert, Jim Scott, has joined Avison Young as a Principal. Scott will be part of the six-member industrial team that will serve institutional owners and industrial users in the Philadelphia region and around the country.

“We are thrilled to have Jim join our growing industrial team. His experience, skills and relationships will further our ability to serve our clients in the leasing and sales and acquisition of commercial and industrial properties,” said Fahey. “The industrial landscape surrounding Greater Philadelphia has seen steady growth throughout the pandemic and we’re excited to have another expert in the warehouse, logistics, and distribution field join our team.”

Scott brings 15 years of extensive industrial market experience to Avison Young. He comes to the firm after 12 years with Colliers International where he served as Senior Managing Director, providing his clients with valuable resources for real estate solutions around the world. He has completed several million square feet of industrial leasing and sale transactions in the metro Philadelphia market. Corporate sale, lease and consulting projects included more than a dozen states nationally, and spanned four continents globally.

“Avison Young’s services platform, their significant strengths in property research, technology, marketing and overall team-centered approach are what drew me to the firm,” commented Scott. “The high caliber team of professionals, coupled with a strategy to be truly innovative is unique to the industry. I’m excited to be operating with this client-centric business model that puts people first and I look forward to working with my colleagues to deliver value-added solutions to industrial clients.”

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  • David Fahey, Principal & Managing Director, Philadelphia: +1.610.304.3402
  • Jim Scott, Principal, Philadelphia: +1.610.557.0511