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Avison Young welcomes Hawaii brokerage veteran

Avison Young welcomes Hawaii brokerage veteran May 1, 2023

Craig Neher appointed Senior Vice President; brings more than 20 years of leasing expertise

Honolulu, HI – Avison Young announces the addition of Craig Neher as Senior Vice President based in the firm’s Honolulu office. He will be responsible for handling leasing on behalf of the ownership of Pacific Guardian Center, a 682,000-square-foot (sf) Class A office complex comprised of two high-rise office towers and the historic Dillingham Transportation Building located within Honolulu’s central business district. Neher has also been tasked with growing the firm’s brokerage presence within the Hawaii market.

“We are pleased to welcome Craig Neher to our team and to have him lead leasing efforts for Pacific Guardian Center,” said Liz Palmer, (PB) CPM® CCIM, Associate Director, who heads Avison Young’s Hawaii market. “Craig’s skillset and experience will complement our successful real estate management practice.”

Neher has more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience in the Hawaii markets. His depth of expertise in landlord representation includes in excess of one million square feet of mixed-use commercial properties. He has also provided tenant representation services for a wide range of national, regional, and local clients.

“Hawaii continues to be dynamic when it comes to office leasing activity, and we see opportunity there to grow our market presence, expanding our service lines in conjunction with Avison Young’s global initiatives,” noted Chris Cooper, Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young - Southern California, Ltd. “Craig’s specialized experience in Hawaii combined with his robust network of businesses and commercial real estate industry stakeholders will serve our valued clients and augment our customer base.“

“I am looking forward to working with both the Avison Young team and Pacific Guardian Center ownership as we continue to provide best-in-class service on this impressive asset,” added Neher. “Joining the firm was an ideal fit for me as it provides a collaborative culture, a stellar technology platform, and an entrepreneurial approach to its service delivery.”

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