Avison Young adds office specialist strength in Tampa

Avison Young adds office specialist strength in Tampa 5 Feb 2020

Anne-Marie Ayers joins as Principal, will focus on class A office leasing in Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL Ken Lane and Clay Witherspoon, Avison Young Principals and Managing Directors of the firm’s Tampa office today announced the appointment of Anne-Marie Ayers as Avison Young Principal. Ayers is an office specialist, with more than 25 years of experience in Tampa Bay. She will leverage her relationships and experience across submarkets and asset types to focus on class A office leasing.

“Anne-Marie’s track record of leasing downtown towers will complement the existing team’s strength and presence in the Westshore market, positioning the overall office for growth,” said Lane and Witherspoon in a joint statement.

Today’s office property marketplace is ever-changing and increasingly complex. Ayers brings her depth and knowledge to an Avison Young team that offers clients of every size broad office market expertise – whether that’s finding and securing optimal locations for attracting the best talent or driving efficiency by incorporating the latest energy and technology trends into properties or portfolios.

“Avison Young offered the opportunity and flexibility to be entrepreneurial in an environment with no silos,” said Ayers. “The firm’s Principal-owned and led structure cultivates a great focus on clients where I can act as an advocate to create value for owners and occupiers.”

Ayers joins Avison Young from CBRE, where she served as First Vice-President specializing in office leasing and sales. Ayers is a native Floridian and graduate of the University of Florida Warrington College of Business.

Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its Principals. Founded in 1978, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises approximately 5,000 real estate professionals in 108 offices in 14 countries. The firm’s experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors. 

Avison Young is a 2019 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for eight consecutive years.


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  • Kate Murphy, Global Director of External Communications: 704.413.0234
  • Ken Lane, Principal and Managing Director, Tampa: 813.444.0623
  • Clay Witherspoon, Principal and Managing Director, Tampa: 813.444.0626
  • Anne-Marie Ayers, Principal: 813.444.0620