Houston, TX – Rand Stephens, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Houston office, announced today the strategic hiring of commercial real estate professional Blake Steele. Effective immediately, Steele becomes an Associate in the company’s Houston office, focusing on landlord representation and expansion of the firm’s agency leasing and property management platform, working closely with Principals Sam Hansen and Doug Pack. “We are pleased to have Blake on board as the firm continues to execute its aggressive expansion here in Houston,” comments Stephens. “We’re fortunate to have this bright young professional bring his skillset to Avison Young and to our clients.” Steele received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University and is an active member of the Real Estate Organization (REO). “I am thrilled to join Avison Young’s growing team of talented professionals,” says Steele. “I look forward to providing creative solutions for property owners and being a valuable contributor to the company’s continued success.”
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its Principals. Founded in 1978, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises thousands of real estate professionals in more than 100 offices around the world. The firm’s experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hospitality sectors. 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.