Avison Young appoints Ken Sacco as Principal

Avison Young appoints Ken Sacco as Principal

Avison Young appoints Ken Sacco as Principal 31 Jan 2020

Based in Chicago, Sacco will provide strategic consulting advice to clients on their real estate and occupational portfolios throughout the United States

Chicago Gerry Hughes, Avison Young Principal and Global Head of Consulting Services today announced the appointment of Ken Sacco as Avison Young Principal. Based in Chicago, Sacco joins Avison Young from Accenture. He will apply his extensive consulting expertise to align clients’ real estate portfolio strategies with their business and financial objectives. In doing so, he’ll partner with the firm’s transaction teams to maximize client business efficiency and performance.

“Ken is an accomplished business leader with diverse experience across commercial real estate, finance, technology and management consulting,” says Hughes. “He’s ideally suited to help clients optimize their real estate strategies, aligning with their core business objectives.”

Sacco brings more than 20 years' experience to Avison Young, spanning commercial real estate, investment banking and management consulting. He has held leadership roles within Accenture, JLL, CBRE and Barclays. He earned an MBA in Business Strategy, Finance and Real Estate from the Kellogg School of Management, and is a former non-commissioned infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.

“Corporate real estate is typically one of the top operating costs for most organizations and represents a significant portion of a company's total assets, economically and strategically,” says Sacco. “I look forward to working within the firm’s principal-led, collaborative culture to help clients achieve results through building their strategic real estate portfolios."

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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For more information:

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  • Kate Murphy, Global Director of External Communications: 704.413.0234
  • Gerry Hughes, Principal and President, Europe: +44.20.7911.2653
  • Ken Sacco, Principal: 347.306.4051