Irvine, CA Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm,announced today it has expanded its Orange County, CA presence with the opening of its new office premises. The firm has moved from its existing Irvine office space to new 6,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art premises at 2030 Main Street, Suite 150 in Irvine. Avison Young has also added a seventh member to its Irvine location, naming Stefan Rogers as Vice-President. 

“Avison Young has been aggressively growing its Southern California footprint since opening its first office in West Los Angeles in August 2011 with two brokers. Today, we have six full-service offices and 75 professionals in the region,” comments Chris Cooper, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the Southern California Region. “Our proven platform and entrepreneurial, principal-led culture are attracting some of the region’s top talent.”

Cooper adds: “Our new Irvine office and the addition of Stefan will provide exceptional leverage in connection with Avison Young’s aggressive growth throughout Orange County and the region. We now have the ability to provide the full spectrum of services to our clients and further our continued growth. To that end, our expansion further demonstrates Avison Young’s commitment to serving our clients and building the company’s local presence.”

The Irvine office is led by Avison Young Principals Dan Vittone and Alan Pekarcik, members of the company’s capital markets group, who joined Avison Young in November 2012.

“Our new Orange County office provides us with ample space for additional brokerage talent and support staff,” says Vittone. “We look forward to continuing our growth as we expand our service lines across all asset classes. Stefan’s presence and expertise represents an invaluable addition to our corporate services platform.”

In his role, Rogers will provide full-service tenant-representation solutions to corporate tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate throughout Southern California, and will work closely with Ted Simpson’s team to grow its tenant-representation practice. The Simpson team is led by Avison Young Principal and Managing Director Ted Simpson of the firm’s Downtown Los Angeles office.

With more than 15 years of experience across two continents, Rogers possesses a unique wealth of commercial real estate expertise. Prior to joining Avison Young, he served as Vice-President of Voit Real Estate Services for 10 years. Rogers began his career in the United Kingdom with Cushman & Wakefield, specializing in the representation of corporate clients globally in appraisal, asset management, sales, leasing and investment of commercial office, retail and industrial property. Rogers has managed major international and national acquisition and disposition accounts for corporate clients, including: IQinVision, BP, Disney, McDonald’s, Tesco, Tetra Pak, H&M, 3M, Prudential, Valve Corporation, The Daily Mail Group, and Virgin Atlantic in 600-plus commercial lease and sale transactions worldwide.

Rogers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate management from Oxford University in England, along with the professional designation of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the world’s most respected and high-profile global standards and membership organization for real estate professionals. Rogers is an active member of CoreNet, OCTANe and the British American Business Council (BABC).

“I’m very excited to join a stellar group of professionals within Ted Simpson’s team, as well as such a progressive, capable and client-centric organization,” says Rogers. “Avison Young’s principal-based structure offers an exceptional depth of resources and an autonomous, creative and collaborative culture. It’s the perfect environment for us to successfully serve our clients’ best interests.”

Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 1,300 real estate professionals in 53 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.