Michael Dender joins Avison Young in Houston

February 4, 2020

Bright young leader becomes an Associate as Houston office expands Agency Leasing team

Houston, TX Rand Stephens, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Houston office, announced today the strategic hiring of commercial real estate professional Michael Dender.

Effective immediately, Dender becomes an Associate in the company’s Houston office, focusing on landlord representation and expansion of the firm’s agency leasing service line working closely with Principals Sam Hansen and Doug Pack.

“We are pleased to have Michael on board as the firm continues to execute its aggressive expansion here in Houston,” comments Stephens. “We’re fortunate to have this bright young leader bring his skillset to Avison Young and our clients.”

Dender holds a Bachelor of Science degree in in finance from Louisiana State University (LSU) and is an active member of the LSU Alumni Association Houston Chapter.

“I am thrilled to join Avison Young’s growing team of talented professionals,” says Dender. “As Avison Young continues to expand its global presence, I look forward to a being contributor to the company’s continued success.”



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.