Avison Young promotes Chris Bonbright to Managing Director of its West Los Angeles and Los Angeles North offices

Avison Young promotes Chris Bonbright to Managing Director of its West Los Angeles and Los Angeles North offices January 20, 2021

Los Angeles, CA – Chris Cooper, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Southern California offices, today announced that 36-year industry veteran, Chris Bonbright, who has served as Principal with Avison Young since 2011, has been promoted to Principal and Managing Director of its West Los Angeles and Los Angeles North offices. Bonbright will oversee day-to-day operations, as well as work to aggressively expand the firm’s team and presence in these markets.

“With his decades of proven leadership and brokerage success, as well as his accomplishments in L.A.’s local business community, Chris is a strategic and well-timed fit for this new role,” said Cooper. “We are confident that Southern California commercial real estate will experience a rapid recovery, fueled by the market’s tech, entertainment, aerospace, defense, life sciences, and healthcare sectors. As our clients expand and pursue opportunities throughout Southern California, we are well-poised to support all of their needs.”

Bonbright joined Avison Young a decade ago when it acquired Ramsey-Shilling Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. where he served as CEO and a Principal. Bonbright is widely regarded as a leading real estate professional, with more than $2 billion in successful sales and leasing transactions across a variety of product types, including high rise office buildings, retail, healthcare, hotels, restaurants, film production, post production, sound stages, and other special-use properties.

“I have witnessed Avison Young’s unprecedented evolution and growth since our team joined in 2011,” said Bonbright. “With its full-service global platform, unparalleled proptech capabilities, and top talent in all aspects of our services, Avison Young is a critical advisor to real estate owners, occupiers, and investors of all sizes and categories. I am elated to be a part of the next phase of growth at this successful and forward-thinking company, and am committed to expanding our presence in the Tri-Cities, Hollywood, and West L.A. submarkets.”

Bonbright has received numerous prestigious awards for his 35 years of civic and pro bono service and currently holds leadership positions in a wide range of influential Los Angeles-area organizations including Board Member and former Board Chair of The West Hollywood Travel and Tourism Board, Board Member of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, Founding Board Member of Kiss The Ground, a non-profit dedicated to Regenerative Agriculture, former Board Chair of the Beverly Hills Architectural Commission and former Board Chair of The Hollywood Partnership, Hollywood’s Business Improvement District (BID).

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 2020 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for nine consecutive years.



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