Mark Williams

Principal & Managing Director
Capital Markets Group

  • Manchester
  • Norfolk House
  • 7 Norfolk St
  • Manchester, M2 1DW

Mark has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience. Before joining Avison Young Mark was a founding partner of WHR Property Consultants in Manchester where he led the Capital Markets Team.  During his career he has specialised in investment disposals, acquisitions and appraisals as well as development funding and joint venture agreements. 

Mark has been involved in a variety of significant projects in the investment, development and consultancy fields working with major corporations, institution investors, property companies and high net worth individuals.  In addition his advice to corporations and investors on restructuring their property assets and has acted as an expert witness in legal hearings. 

Mark has been worked on some of the North West Region’s most significant investment transactions having been involved with over £1.5bn worth of investment transactions in recent years.  The department that he heads has won numerous awards including an unprecedented run of 3 consecutive years as the North West Investment Agents of the Year (Insider Magazine).   

Mark commenced his career with the Valuation Office in London and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1986 and subsequently worked for English Estates before moving to the Manchester office of Lambert Smith Hampton joining the Capital Markets Team in 1988.  When Mark left Lambert Smith Hampton in 2004 he was Regional Head of Capital Markets and Head of the Manchester Office. 

Mark holds an Honors Bachelors Science degree in Urban Land Economics from Sheffield Hallam University.  Outside work Mark enjoys skiing and golf.