Avison Young has hired Nick Axford from CBRE to be its global director of research.
Axford was global head of research at CBRE and has a wealth of experience to bring to the newly created role with 29 years in the commercial real estate business, 24 of them at CBRE including some time based in Hong Kong.
“We are very pleased to have attracted someone of Nick's calibre to Avison Young as we expand our research operations and offerings in conjunction with our firm’s aggressive global expansion strategy,” commented AY’s chair and CEO Mark E. Rose. “Nick will play a leading role in expanding the scope and structure of our research operations and services across the company.”
Axford becomes a principal of the fast-growing Toronto-based business and will be based in London.
“I share Avison Young’s goal of enhancing our clients’ market knowledge and real estate intelligence through comprehensive data analysis, forecasting and innovative thematic research,” Axford said. “Avison Young is focused on leveraging the full power of the collective market knowledge and intellectual capital of our teams across the globe – for the benefit of all our clients. I am absolutely delighted to be joining such a dynamic, ambitious organization and look forward to working with my new colleagues around the world.”