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Avison Young expands real estate offering expertise across Southern California region

Avison Young expands real estate offering expertise across Southern California region February 9, 2023

Mitch Stokes will serve as Principal in firm’s West Los Angeles office

Los Angeles CA – Avison Young today announces the addition of Mitch Stokes  as Principal, based in the firm’s West Los Angeles office. Stokes assists landlords and tenants in the lease-up and sale of office and retail properties throughout Southern California.

Over his 34-year career, Stokes has executed more than $1 billion of lease and sales transactions representing tenants and landlords involving more than five million square feet of space. His clients include institutional landlords, regional and local commercial developers and numerous regional and national tenants.

“Mitch was a strategic hire for Avison Young’s Southern California region, providing  a high level of expertise and market momentum to further our growth,” said Chris Cooper, Principal & Managing Director – Southern California. “He serves a critical role by expanding our institutional Real Estate Management Services (REMS) portfolio into agency leasing mandates and provides an increased level of investment sales experience for the West L.A. office.”

Stokes joins Avison Young from Madison Partners’ West Los Angeles office, where he served as a Senior Executive Director and was a top broker within the submarket.  

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to join Avison Young,” said Stokes. “I was particularly attracted to its global platform across all asset classes and being a part of its highly collaborative culture. Additionally, my clients will benefit from the firm’s exceptional services and research capabilities including AVANT, Avison Young’s data-based analytics platform which helps our clients make informed, efficient and strategic real estate decisions.”

Over his career, Stokes has garnered numerous industry awards including Southern California Real Estate Journals “Hot Broker List” and The CoStar Group “Power Broker” award. 

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 2022 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 11 consecutive years.

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Media Contact:

  • Sandra Hill, Manager, U.S. Media Relations: +1.281.853.5548
  • Darcie Giacchetto, Media Relations & Content Specialist, Southwest Region: +1.949.278.6224


  • Mitch Stokes, Principal, Los Angeles: +1.424.257.6472
  • Chris Cooper, Principal and Regional Managing Director, Southern California: +1.213.706.6470