Office leasing veteran joins Avison Young in South Florida

Office leasing veteran joins Avison Young in South Florida 9 Sep 2020

Paul Marko joins as Principal, focused on advising office occupiers in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and beyond

Ft. Lauderdale, FL Pike Rowley, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s operations in Florida, today announced the appointment of Paul Marko as Avison Young Principal. Marko will be focused on serving and advising office occupiers in South Florida.

“Office occupiers are facing major decisions about their office needs and workforce,” said Rowley. “With exceptional industry expertise and market knowledge, Paul is positioned to provide clients with data-driven insights and solutions that meet their business needs.” 

This year, the South Florida office market has seen overall rent growth begin to decelerate due to an increasing supply pipeline, and a record amount of office space under construction with significant deliveries expected by year end. At the same time, companies are taking an active holistic and strategic view of office footprints in a post-pandemic world to meet the expectations of their workforce and business needs.

“Avison Young is a great match for my skill set; its recent expansion of consulting across the Americas and investment in technology and innovation will help drive my ability to use data and analytics to fuel insights for the companies and industries I serve,” said Marko. “The firm’s culture of collaboration, integrated services and client-centric approach are consistent with my own business approach, helping to provide solutions to clients for the issues of today and tomorrow.”

Marko has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate across office tenant representation, buyer broker services, lease/portfolio administration, project management and consulting. He joins Avison Young after eight years at Stiles Realty, where he served as President overseeing the leasing and sales division. Prior to Stiles, Marko served as First Vice President at CBRE in Ft. Lauderdale in the firm’s global corporate services
and office tenant advisory services groups. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University.

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 thousands of real estate professionals in more than 100 offices around the world. 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 2020 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for nine consecutive years.

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