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Avison Young bolsters the firm’s leadership in Sacramento office
April 5, 2023
Dave Smith appointed Director of Brokerage Services; brings 30 years of brokerage, management and consulting services expertise
Sacramento, CA – Avison Young today announces the addition of Dave Smith as Principal and Director of Brokerage Services based in the firm’s Sacramento office. As a market leader, Smith will work to grow Avison Young’s client base throughout the greater Sacramento region and is tasked with recruiting top talent to expand market share across multiple service lines.
“Dave has a solid reputation as a top broker in the Sacramento region, and culturally we could not have asked for a better fit,” said Nick Slonek, Avison Young Principal & Regional Managing Director, Northern California. “With the energy and passion to grow our brokerage business and consulting services in Sacramento, Dave will continue to enhance our already robust client list across an array of commercial real estate service lines.”
Smith is a tenant representation specialist who comes to Avison young from Cresa where he was involved in all aspects of corporate services including strategic planning, lease, sublease, building sale negotiations, financial analysis, and consulting. Previously, he was a Senior Manager with Opus West Corporation playing a key role in the development, lease-up and disposition of almost one million square feet of class A office and retail space. Prior to joining Opus, Dave was an office properties specialist with Grubb & Ellis assisting both landlords and tenants with their real estate needs.
“Avison Young is a proven market leader that works with quality clients and I am excited to join the firm,” said Smith. “The people-first culture and its innovative data-based analytics platform, AVANT, provide clients with well-rounded real estate solutions and those were key factors in my decision. The Sacramento region is a vital market of Northern California, and I look forward to helping the Avison Young team expand the office and our footprint here.”
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.