Avison Young invests in U.S. net lease expertise to deliver specialist services for clients

Avison Young invests in U.S. net lease expertise to deliver specialist services for clients 10 Feb 2020

Industry leader Jonathan Hipp will lead Avison Young’s new U.S. net lease group out of Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. John Kevill, Avison Young Principal and President of U.S. Capital Markets, announced today the strategic addition of net lease industry pioneer Jonathan Hipp, who joins the firm as Principal, based in Washington, D.C.

Hipp, CEO and founder of Calkain Companies, will lead Avison Young’s U.S. net lease efforts. Hipp brings 15 years of leadership in shaping the net lease marketplace throughout the United States on the back of strong research insights and marketing acumen. He will be joined at Avison Young by members of his Calkain team.

“Jon’s extensive expertise in net lease complements our broad commercial real estate platform and adds yet another specialty service for our clients,” says Kevill. “Jon’s reputation in the industry extends beyond the NNN sector, and his deal know-how and extensive relationships throughout the industry will be integral to the continued growth of the capital markets team in D.C. and around the U.S. He and members of his group will deliver even more innovative solutions for our clients.”

Growing Avison Young’s expertise in net lease builds on the depth of professional services offered by the firm.

“Jon is a national leader in the NNN space, and his energy, industry presence and deep client relationships are going to be invaluable to our business in D.C. and we couldn’t be more excited to have him join our team,” said Josh Peyton, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s D.C. Metro offices. 

Since he founded Calkain 15 years ago, Hipp has been involved in more than $12 billion in net lease transactions. A highly regarded expert featured at industry conferences and in national publications, he began his career in real estate more than 25 years ago. In his early years as a broker, he ventured into the net lease market and quickly became an industry leader, closing more than $3 billion in transactions.    

“I’m thrilled to be working with my new colleagues to grow net leasing at the fastest-growing commercial real estate firm,” Hipp said. “Avison Young has a unique platform with an expansive international reach and a broad range of clients that can benefit from net lease investments and more.”

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, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises approximately 5,000 real estate professionals in 108 offices in 14 countries. The firm’s experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors.

Avison Young is a 2019 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for eight consecutive years.


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For more information:

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  • Kate Murphy, Global Director of External Communications: 704.413.0234
  • John Kevill, Principal, President, U.S. Capital Markets: 202.602.1737
  • Jonathan Hipp, Principal, Head of U.S. Net Lease: 703.787.4725