Tampa, FL — Avison Young today announced the strategic hiring of Lisa Ross as Senior Vice President in Tampa, focusing on landlord representation of industrial assets.
Bringing more than 20 years of experience with clients such as GLP, MetLife Real Estate Investors, ProLogis Trust, and IP Capital Partners, Ross will partner with Trey Carswell, Principal with Avison Young in Tampa. Representing more than 4 million square feet of industrial properties combined, the newly formed team is now one of the most dominant in Tampa’s industrial market.
“Our industrial agency leasing portfolio has organically grown by 1,513,143 square feet over the past two years, and the addition of Lisa to our team is the natural next step in our growth trajectory,” said Carswell. “The intellectual capital Lisa brings to our team will further our capability to strategically market and lease-up our assets to the local, regional and national tenants active in the market.”
Complementing the 2,746,600 square feet of existing industrial assets that Avison Young currently represents in Tampa, Ross brings with her an industrial leasing portfolio spanning roughly 1.5 million square feet.
“The partnership with an industry leader and the corporate support that Avison Young provides will not only benefit my clients but enable me to pursue a goal of building an industrial sales portfolio,” said Ross.
Prior to joining Avison Young, Ross served as Managing Director of Leasing with Taylor & Mathis where she was responsible for a portfolio of over 2.6 million square feet of industrial and flex properties. Earlier experience also includes business development and agency leasing for Jones Lang LaSalle, and Director of Leasing for ProLogis Trust.
Avison Young opened its first Florida office in Ft. Lauderdale in October of 2012 with 30 employees and has grown to 150 employees today in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville.
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, the company comprises 2,000 real estate professionals in 71 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.