Marshall Davidson brings more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young, most recently as Partner and Managing Principal of McCombs Davidson Studley in San Antonio from 2012 to 2015. From 2009 to 2011, he led his own San Antonio firm. Prior to that, he was Director at Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc. in Houston, where he was involved in more than $1.3 billion worth of sales and lease transactions.
Davidson and his team have led significant office and industrial tenant representations, including Padgett Stratemann, now RSM’s, office headquarters relocation into 37,896 sf at Ridgewood Plaza and National Oilwell Varco Fiberglass Systems' 15,000 sf headquarters relocation into the Killam Building, representing the eighth transaction for the same client over a two-year period for a total of 105,000 sf leased. The team also advised on both CommScope’s 120,000 sf industrial distribution warehouse space renewal in Mission, TX, and a distressed asset purchase of a golf course in a foreclosure sale in Kyle, TX, at a 78% discount on the notes.
An accredited broker, Davidson holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designations. While at Cushman & Wakefield, he garnered several of the firm’s awards, including "Houston’s Outstanding Emerging Broker of the Year" for 2004, 2006 and 2007. His team was awarded the firm’s 2007 "Land Sale Deal of the Year" for the disposition of Houston CBD Block 319 to Trammell Crow Company for the development of Discovery Tower, an 870,000 sf office building. In 2006, the team won the same award for the $77 million disposition of the Six Flags Astroworld site; and the "Investment Sale Deal of the Year" for BMC Software’s 1.5 msf Houston headquarters campus disposition, a sale-leaseback transaction valued at $295 million.
Davidson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and a Master of Fine Arts in cinema/television production from the University of Southern California. He is active in his community as an advisor to the Southwest School of Art and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Before entering the commercial real estate industry, Davidson served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.
San Marcos, TX