Avison Young expands Washington, DC’s tenant advisory platform with veteran multi-market leasing professionals

Avison Young expands Washington, DC’s tenant advisory platform with veteran multi-market leasing professionals May 9, 2022

Jonathan Danziger and Sam Werner bring nearly 30 years of combined full-service experience

Washington, DC – Avison Young Principal & Managing Director Josh Peyton announced today the strategic hiring of Jonathan Danziger and Sam Werner as Principals, where they will add depth to the firm’s DC region tenant advisory service line.

“The addition of Jonathan and Sam will play a key role in expanding our tenant advisory capabilities in the DC region and across the nation," said Juan Bueno, Principal and U.S. President. "Their commitment to excellence and wealth of experience are in alignment with the people-focused, collaborative culture at Avison Young.

Danziger and Werner together bring nearly three decades of tenant advisory experience to the team along with deep knowledge and experience in the Washington area market, its industries, workforce and other factors that influence occupier decisions. Also joining the team with Danziger and Werner is Evan Lederberg as Senior Associate.

“Jonathan and Sam are highly regarded in our community for their commitment to client service and I am delighted to welcome them to Avison Young," said Peyton. "Their values align with our business model and will enable us to continue providing clients with the best data-driven real estate solutions as we expand in key business segments throughout the region."

Danziger has represented occupiers for nearly 20 years, most recently as a Principal at West, Lane & Schlager Realty Advisors. A DC native, he previously served in various tenant advisory roles at The Ezra Co., a Washington-based commercial real estate firm.

Werner has been a tenant advisor for more than 11 years. He was most recently a Senior Vice President at West, Lane and Schlager Realty Advisors, where he was the top producer in 2020. Prior to that, he was an Associate Vice President at The Ezra Company.

"The resources, scope of services and technology at Avison Young were the biggest differentiating factors in my deciding to join the firm, as they will allow me to provide my clients with the highest level of tenant representation.," Werner said.

"We are excited to become part of Avison Young and feel its people-centric culture, forward-thinking model and data-centric approach to tenant representation will be an excellent fit for our clients, business model and  ourselves," added Danziger.

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 2021 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 10 consecutive years.

For more information:



  • Josh Peyton, Principal & Managing Director, Washington, DC: +1.202.409.1880
  • Jonathan Danziger, Principal, Tenant Advisory: +1.202.602.1734
  • Sam Werner, Principal, Tenant Advisory: +1.202.644.8696