Commercial real estate services firm Avison Young has announced the appointment of Ken Williamson and Carl Pedersen as principals in the Edmonton region.
Williamson and Pedersen bring to Avison Young a combined 37 years of commercial real estate experience. Williamson was a senior vice president and Pedersen was an associate vice president with Colliers International in Edmonton.
In a statement, the firm said the pair’s addition “continues the momentum of the firm's other recent investments in commercial real estate services in the region.”
“In June of this year, the firm launched a multi-family practice to meet the growing property needs of clients in the prairies,” the firm said. “With this investment in energy markets and tertiary communities, Avison Young helps grow its services for clients not just in Edmonton and Calgary, but in markets throughout Alberta.”
“Ken and Carl are a highly effective team who have honed their partnership for the past seven years, building an extensive body of work throughout Alberta's energy markets,” said Cory Wosnack, principal and managing director of Avison Yong in the Edmonton region. “As respected and strategic leaders, they will help us serve clients with an even higher level of expertise in more jurisdictions throughout the province.”
“Today's market requires an adept understanding of how to navigate complex real estate transactions involving acquisition, disposition and value-added asset repositioning,” said Williamson. “Avison Young's unique, principal-owned and operated culture is purpose-built to help us continue to put client needs at the centre of our work.”
“I look forward to applying my background in finance at Avison Young to help clients with detailed evaluation, cashflow analysis, strategy and risk assessment to maximize investor return,” said Pedersen. “It's an exciting time to join Avison Young as it continues to grow, expanding service lines, and investing in technology and innovation.”