Buddemeyer joins as Principal, will grow Florida-area presence for global commercial real estate firm
Tampa, Fla. – Avison Young today announced the appointment of Randy Buddemeyer as Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Florida region. Buddemeyer, who has led a very successful career spanning more than three decades in brokerage and property management services, has been tasked with growing the firm’s market share in Florida.
“Randy has been a force in Florida’s commercial real estate market for more than 30 years,” said Juan Bueno, Avison Young Principal and U.S. President. “He exudes leadership and brings deep-rooted experience in strategic real estate planning, leasing and investment sales. Additionally, his knowledge of and proven experience offering clients integrated real estate services solutions translates well with our expansion goals both locally and on a global level.”
In step with the growth of the region overall, Avison Young’s Florida team of commercial real estate advisors continues to experience success across all of its business lines. As strategic advisors to tenants, owners, and investors, these professionals help clients realize their goals, consistently executing major commercial space leasing and commercial building investment sales transactions in all asset types. With nearly 30 million square feet (msf), Avison Young has a significant property management presence in Florida.
Prior to joining Avison Young, Buddemeyer served as president of Newmark Knight Frank’s (NKF) Property Management services division where he led the property management of investment properties and facilities across the country and Mexico. Buddemeyer joined NKF from CBRE where he was managing director for asset services and practice leader for agency office leasing for Florida. He is involved in professional organizations, including Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Buddemeyer also sat on the Board of Directors for the Barth Syndrome Foundation.
“Avison Young has expanded significantly while remaining both client and employee focused,” stated Buddemeyer. “This firm has a culture that embraces diversity which is paramount to the long-term growth and sustainability of an organization. I look forward to contributing to the success of the company and cultivating and expanding our client base in Florida.”
Buddemeyer will succeed Pike Rowley, Principal, who will remain with the firm and focus his efforts as an advisor and consultant for occupiers. Rowley has successfully overseen the growth of Avison Young’s Florida region for the past 9 years.
“From day one, we focused on recruiting for character first, believing that production would follow, and that has proven to be the case,” stated Rowley. “I could not be more proud of the team we have assembled in Florida and believe that under Randy’s leadership, Florida is well positioned to continue to grow.”
Avison Young creates real economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people. As a private company, our clients collaborate with an empowered partner who is invested in their success. Our integrated talent realizes the full potential of real estate by using global intelligence platforms that provide clients with insights and advantage. Together, we can create healthy, productive workplaces for employees, cities that are centers for prosperity for their citizens, and built spaces and places that create a net benefit to the economy, the environment and the community.
Avison Young is a 2021 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for ten consecutive years.