Avison Young amplifies Data Center Services platform in Northern California

Avison Young amplifies Data Center Services platform in Northern California September 20, 2022

Howard Berry joins as Principal specializing in data center business development

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Avison Young today announces Howard Berry joins the firm as Principal, based in San Francisco, California. He will partner with the firm’s existing data center real estate team to strengthen, develop and advise on sales, leasing, investment and development of data center properties. He will also focus his efforts on building and fortifying the firm’s network of investors in multiple service lines across Silicon Valley and nationwide. 

“I am happy to welcome Howard to Avison Young’s growing data center real estate team,” said Juan Bueno, Principal, U.S. President. “Howard will help build and bolster productive partnerships across the data center landscape.”

Berry brings more than 20 years of data center platform and real estate experience both nationally and in the San Francisco Bay Area market. A licensed real estate broker in California and Tennessee, he provides commercial real estate advisory services in private investor opportunities, investment analysis, technology and data center markets, industrial/R&D and office, value-add, distressed and higher/better use properties. With his background in large scale construction project management, Berry is uniquely suited and has an exceptional ability to comprehend multi-faceted problems, and proven success defining, developing, managing, and completing complex commercial real estate projects on time and within budget.

“I’m incredibly excited to join forces with Avison Young, a firm that shares my values and has the ability and knowledge to support growth in the data center industry,” said Berry. “Avison Young’s reputation of being a nimble, agile company that’s responsive to the needs of their brokers and clients made the firm the perfect fit for me and I look forward to connecting my network to the firm’s opportunities and data and technology resources.” 

“Howard adds valuable expertise to Avison Young’s data center strategy in the Silicon Valley market and beyond,” added Nick Slonek, Principal and Regional Managing Director, Northern California.

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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  • Juan Bueno, Principal & U.S. President, Chicago: +1.312.957.7600
  • Howard Berry, Principal & Data Center Business Development Specialist.: +1.408.913.6931
  • Nick Slonek, Principal and Regional Managing Director, Northern California: +1 415.322.5051