Accomplished commercial broker Marc Lunde joins Avison Young in Denver

    Accomplished commercial broker Marc Lunde joins Avison Young in Denver

PR Newswire

DENVER, CO, March 5, 2013

Commercial real estate industry veteran becomes Principal

DENVER, CO, March 5,  2013 /PRNewswire/ - Alec  Wynne, Avison Young  Principal 
and Managing Director  of the  company's Denver office,  announced today  that 
accomplished commercial real estate broker Marc Lunde has joined Avison  Young 
in Denver.

Effective immediately, Lunde joins Avison Young as a Principal and will  focus 
on serving clients' office leasing needs.  He will join a five-person team  in 
the Denver office to serve the real estate needs of the Rocky Mountain  region 
and other domestic  cities. Lunde  was most recently  a Senior  Vice-President 
with DTZ, a UGL company (formerly Equis).

"Marc  Lunde  has  consistently  been  a  top  producer  in  Denver,  handling 
significant assignments for major local, national and international  clients," 
comments Wynne. "In  addition, Marc  is simply an  outstanding individual  who 
embodies the core  principles of  Avison Young.  The hiring  of Marc  furthers 
Avison Young's  expansion  in  the Denver  marketplace,  and  underscores  our 
commitment  to  serving  communities  and  clients  across  the  nation   with 
high-caliber professionals. We couldn't be more pleased to have Marc join  our 

A 27-year  veteran of  the Denver  commercial real  estate market,  Lunde  has 
managed a  portfolio of  both national  and local  clientele. Specializing  in 
large  branch  and  headquarters  solutions,  he  has  successfully  completed 
transactions in most major U.S. cities. Notably in 2012, he completed a  lease 
for MarkWest Energy  that expanded the  oil and gas  partnership into  225,000 
square feet  over 11  floors in  Tower 1  of 1515  Arapahoe. This  marked  the 
largest lease transaction in Denver in 2012. Additionally, Lunde has extensive
portfolio expertise and has represented several Fortune 500 companies.

Lunde's past  and current  clients include  Scholastic Corp.,  CableLabs,  ITT 
Education, Pason  Systems, Cochlear  Corp., Rocky  Mountain College  of Art  & 
Design (RMCAD), Ryder  TRS, Verio, Wells  Fargo, Prudential, St.  Mary Land  & 
Exploration, Western Mining, State  of Colorado, National American  University 
and U.S. Education.

"The ongoing, aggressive growth of Avison Young in Denver and throughout North
America has been extremely  exciting to witness. Furthermore,  I was drawn  to 
the firm's Principal-led culture and client-first approach," says Lunde. "I am
thrilled to become a Principal  within Avison Young's unique ownership  model, 
and I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues across the  company 
to provide best-in-class solutions for our clients."

Lunde most recently served as a Senior Vice-President with DTZ in Denver (2007
to 2013) where he  managed a significant portfolio  of transactions and was  a 
top producer for  DTZ's U.S.  operations. Before  that, he  co-owned Cresa  in 
Denver for seven years, managing the local operations as well as a full  slate 
of representation assignments. Prior to  that, he founded, owned and  operated 
Lunde Commercial/Mohr  Partners for  nine years  while serving  as the  firm's 
Managing Principal. He  later merged  the company  with Cresa  and became  the 
expanded organization's majority shareholder.

Lunde holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Management from the University of
Northern Colorado and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

Avison Young opened its Denver office in  December 2012 and today has 13  real 
estate professionals. Over the past four years, the company has grown from  11 
to 43 offices and from 300 to more than 1,100 real estate professionals across
Canada and the U.S.

Avison Young was a winner of  Canada's Best Managed Companies program in  2011 
and the  company  announced last  week  that it  had  requalified in  2012  to 
maintain its status as a Best Managed company.

Founded  in  1978,  Avison  Young  is  Canada's  largest   independently-owned 
commercial real estate  services company. Headquartered  in Toronto,  Ontario, 
Avison Young is also the largest Canadian-owned, principal-managed  commercial 
real estate brokerage firm in North  America. Comprising more than 1,100  real 
estate  professionals  in  43  offices   across  Canada  and  the  U.S.,   the 
full-service   commercial   real   estate   company   provides    value-added, 
client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing  and 
mortgage placement  services  to  owners  and  occupiers  of  office,  retail, 
industrial and multi-residential properties.

•Editors/Reporters: please click on  link to view and  download photo of  Marc 

For further information/comment/photos:

• Sherry Quan, National Director  of Communications & Media Relations,  Avison 
Young: (604) 647-5098; cell: (604) 726-0959
• Alec Wynne,  Principal and  Managing Director, Denver,  Avison Young:  (720) 
• Marc Lunde, Principal, Avison Young: (303) 994-6939
• Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations, Avison Young: (312) 957-7610
• Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: (416) 673-4028

Avison Young was a winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies program in 2011
and requalified in 2012 to maintain its status as a Best Managed company.

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