Miami, FL – Avison Young today announced the expansion of services offered by its Florida Capital Markets Group with the establishment of its global Valuation & Advisory Services platform in Florida. The firm identified Florida for the strategic service line expansion in response to the Group’s rapid transaction volume growth and client demand for valuation portfolio management, development consulting, partnerships and resolution, and litigation support.
Avison Young Director of Valuation & Advisory Services Chris Peckholdt, MAI, AI-GRS,joins the Florida Capital Markets Group led by Michael T. Fay, Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Miami operations. In 2017, the Group had a record year for sale volume in Florida, representing double its 2016 performance, and continues on an upward trajectory.
“Client needs and market demand drive the addition of specialized services,” said Fay. “With experts in Florida spanning all property types including land, office, retail, industrial, and multifamily, we are pleased to formally add Valuation & Advisory Services to our breadth of core offerings.”
Peckholdt has been working in the field of real estate valuation and consulting for more than a decade. He has appraised a wide variety of income-producing properties and prepared appraisal and market studies for multiple purposes including institutional portfolio valuation, arbitration, estate planning, gifting, income tax, lease negotiation, litigation, and various corporate planning purposes.
“I am excited to contribute to the wide scope and deep knowledge Avison Young’s Florida Capital Markets Group is known for throughout the Southeast region,” said Peckholdt. “My role on the team will allow me to apply the firm’s rich global valuation and advisory resources to meet client demand and further expand the platform.”
Peckholdt is a graduate of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is also an MAI, AI-GRS designated member of the Appraisal Institute.
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 2,600 real estate professionals in 84 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.