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Avison Young Acquires Atlanta-Based CRE Firm Simpson Co.

Avison Young has acquired The Simpson Company of Georgia, an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. The acquisition will bring 16 real estate professionals from The Simpson Co. on board to meet client needs across office, industrial, retail, multifamily, agency leasing and more in Avison Young’s Atlanta offices.

The Simpson Co.’s founder and president, Frank Simpson joins Avison Young as a principal and managing director in Northeast Georgia. In addition to Atlanta and North Georgia, the team will help deliver client service across the southeast, where Avison Young has presence across asset classes and sectors, spanning Florida through the Carolinas.

“Avison Young was the ideal cultural fit for our team, many of whom I hired directly out of various Universities around the region and who continue on with us today,” said Simpson. “We’re looking forward to extending our reach by being part of a bigger platform backed by data and technology that delivers the real-time intel our clients need to find the right solutions for them.”


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About David Cohen

David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.