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Avison Young Boosts Consulting Group with 17-Member Team

Avison Young acquired a leading consulting team in the U.S to help clients achieve business goals through strategy and operational consulting. The Atlanta-based group is headed by Jeff Estep (pictured above), Todd Ohlandt, Matt Ryder and Rick Ybarra, and join Avison Young as Principals, alongside a team of 13. The team previously operated as Honour Consulting.

Avison Young’s Mark Rose says, “Among the impacts of the rapidly-changing COVID-19 pandemic is a re-imagining of how real estate can help solve for the evolving needs of people and business, and the consulting team joining us in the U.S. brings a depth of experience that will benefit clients as they navigate through today’s needs and tomorrow’s strategies. This great team is part of how we are delivering an interdisciplinary service offering closely aligned with our transaction teams and our investments in technology and innovation that is unique in our industry.”

They will partner closely with Sheila Botting, who recently joined Avison Young to build an Americas Consulting practice as part of the firm’s accelerated Professional Services platform.

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