Avison Young accelerates platform growth across the US with premiere land development team

Avison Young accelerates platform growth across the US with premiere land development team August 8, 2022

Adam Wright joins firm as Principal and Director of Land Development Services leading team with combined 50 years’ experience

Morristown, NJ – Avison Young announced today the appointment of Adam Wright as Principal and Director, Land Development Services to provide clients with end-to-end development solutions across the Northeast Region and nationally. His diversified background includes more than 20 years of experience in architecture, entitlements, ground-up development and construction management. The Land Development Services team also includes Brian Veneri, Senior Lead and Chris Megnin, Senior Project Manager, all based in the firm’s Morristown, New Jersey office.

“We are honored to welcome Adam Wright, Brian Veneri and Chris Megnin as experts in delivering turn-key, land development solutions,” says Stephen Silverstein, Principal & Managing Director of US Studio, Project and Construction Management at Avison Young.  “Through expanding our land development capabilities, we can deliver on increasingly complex business imperatives that our occupier, owner, and investor clients have as they evaluate real estate for their service needs and identify their capital investment requirements,” added Jeff Heller, Principal and Managing Director, New Jersey.

Wright, Veneri and Megnin join us from Wonder, a food technology start-up.  At Wonder they led real estate expansion strategy and managed construction for last mile vehicle hubs, cold storage distribution warehouses and food production facilities. The team’s diverse experience includes delivering land development projects in the Northeast and managing national, turn-key, portfolio solutions.  Some of their notable ground-up construction projects include a 150,000-square-foot (sf) office campus in El Paso, TX for the global human resources management company, ADP; a 470,000-sf manufacturing facility in Piscataway, NJ and a 100,000-sf self-storage facility in Yaphank, New York.

“Brian, Chris and I are excited to join Avison Young’s innovative team and collaborative culture,” said Wright. “We are ready to jump in and drive opportunities for Land Development Services, coupled with Project and Construction Management across the U.S.”

The addition of the Land Development Services team is part of Avison Young’s vigorous approach to grow its consultative real estate solution offerings and part of the firm’s ongoing expansion across North America.

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 2022 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 11 consecutive years.

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  • Stephen Silverstein, Managing Director and Principal, U.S. Project Management Services: +1 201.819.6819
  • Adam Wright, Principal & Director, Land Development Services, +1 609.513.4244