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Avison Young Adds Two Tenant-Rep Veterans to Chicago Team

Veteran office tenant representation specialists Mark Montana and Michael Heaney have joined Avison Young in the Chicago office as SVP and VP, respectively. They will focus on growing the occupier solutions business in the greater Chicago area.

Montana began his career in commercial real estate with Rubloff Inc. in 1985. Prior to joining Avison Young, he was the managing principal at Cresa. 

Heaney’s experience includes representing companies of all sizes from corporate users to local not-for-profits. Before joining Avison Young, he was a key member of Cresa’s Corporate Office Advisory Group. He began his CRE career in 2013 with JLL.

“We are excited to have both Mark and Michael join our Avison Young Chicago team,” said Beth Phillips, principal and managing director of the firm’s Chicago office. “They will play a significant role in helping clients strategically solve their commercial real estate needs to meet their business goals.”

Pictured, at top: Mark Montana. Lower left: Michael Heaney. 


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