Avison Young’s U.S. Studio, Project & Construction Management bolsters leadership strength across East, South and Central regions

Bob Filbert and Patrick Schmidt Avison Young Principals US Studio, Project and Construction Management June 24, 2024

Patrick Schmidt and Bob Filbert promoted to Managing Directors

Boston, MA and Dallas, TX – Avison Young, a leading global real estate solutions provider, announces the elevation of two esteemed professionals within its U.S. Studio, Project & Construction Management services. Patrick Schmidt, now Principal & Managing Director, will focus on spearheading initiatives in the U.S. Eastern and Southern states, while Bob Filbert, Managing Director, will concentrate on driving growth across the U.S. Central states. This strategic expansion aligns with Stephen Silverstein's role as the current Principal and Managing Director of U.S. Studio, Project, and Construction Management for Avison Young.

"Patrick and Bob exemplify unwavering dedication and exceptional growth within their local markets, said Sheila Botting, Principal and President of Americas Professional Services. “Now, seizing this opportunity to extend their influence across regions will not only enhance our organizational structure, services, and team dynamics but will also fortify our presence in the commercial real estate landscape."

Schmidt, a Boston, Massachusetts-based professional, brings a wealth of experience since joining Avison Young in 2015. Renowned for his strong leadership and significant market presence, Schmidt has been instrumental in driving remarkable growth in the northeast region, creating a diverse team advising clients across an array of sectors including office, life science, multi family, industrial, retail and relocations.

Filbert, based in Dallas, Texas, showcases exceptional leadership since joining Avison Young in 2022 as Director. He drives national opportunities, delivers innovative solutions, and prioritizes client-centric services in the south and central region, emphasizing capital improvements for major asset management entities and working alongside defense, industrial, corporate office and maritime sectors.

"It's an honor to welcome Patrick and Bob to their new leadership roles," said Silverstein. "Their expertise, leadership acumen, and commitment to driving growth will play a pivotal role in advancing Avison Young's mission to deliver unparalleled results for our valued clients and stakeholders."

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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