Avison Young bolsters Capital Markets platform in Charlotte, NC

Hal Kempson Avison Young Capital Markets Charlotte NC June 10, 2024

Hal Kempson joins as Principal; focusing on debt & equity investments, and long-term fixed rate financing

Charlotte, NC – Avison Young, a leading global real estate solutions provider, today announces the appointment of Hal Kempson as Principal, Capital Markets. Kempson’s 30 years of experience structuring debt and equity investments throughout the commercial real estate industry will be instrumental to Avison Young’s strategic expansion efforts of its Capital Markets platform throughout the North Carolina area.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Hal’s caliber and tenure to join our growing Charlotte team,” said Chris Skibinski, Principal, Managing Director, Avison Young, Charlotte. “With our office’s strong foundation in the industrial sector, Hal will provide our current investor and developer clients with a deep repository of financing knowledge to help bolster our service offering. We look to expanding our team building around Hal’s leadership and experience.”

Prior to joining Avison Young, Kempson was Managing Director at JLL. He is a seasoned Capital Markets broker with expertise in loan origination, negotiation, and structuring of debt and equity investments. He has facilitated more than $6 billion in financing, including construction, permanent, and mezzanine loans, as well as preferred and joint venture equity. His focus areas include construction, bridge loans, and long-term fixed-rate financing from life companies or agencies.

“I’m excited to bring my capital markets experience to Avison Young’s team of talented real estate professionals in Charlotte,” said Kempson. “I’m looking forward to expanding the capabilities of the team as the economy starts heating back up, especially in an environment with the significant inbound population and job creation, like we have in North Carolina.”    

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 2024 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 13 consecutive years.

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