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Avison Young welcomes Springfield-based leaders to its 2023 Principal Class

Avison Young welcomes Springfield-based leaders to its 2023 Principal Class 19 avril 2023

Alyssa Wright, Mike MacDonald, and Cody Baldwin join the 700+ Principals guiding the strategy of one of the leading global commercial real estate firms

Springfield, NJ – Avison Young is pleased to announce that Alyssa Wright, Mike MacDonald, and Cody Baldwin have been named Principals based in the firm’s Springfield, New Jersey office.  

Wright, MacDonald, and Baldwin join more than 27 principals that are being honored as part of the Avison Young Principal Class of 2023. Avison Young is a principal-led, people-first firm with more than 700 Principals across the globe. As a private company, these Principals are industry leaders who exemplify the partnership structure, collaborative culture, and client-first mentality. 

Wright, MacDonald, and Baldwin joined Avison Young a year ago with the Studio Eagle acquisition and deliver integrated design and construction delivery services for both occupiers and investors.

“I’m thrilled to recognize these professionals for this significant achievement,” said Stephen Silverstein, Principal and Managing Director of U.S. Studio, Project & Construction Management. “They will join 700+ other principals who lead the firm, integrate the firm’s vision and deliver exceptional client solutions.” 

Bruce Emtage, Principal and Managing Director adds, “These three great professionals are key to our team’s alignment, growth, and service delivery. We are very excited for what’s to come as we continue to provide design excellence within our client’s budget and timeline across the United States and beyond!"

Wright serves as Director, Construction for Studio Project Services, and has 20 years of experience managing corporate office, pharmaceutical, lab, industrial and manufacturing related projects. Wright currently spearheads Avison Young’s Studio Project Services construction department. From project inception through move in, Wright is part of each step of Avison Young’s client’s-built projects, keeping them on budget and on time.

MacDonald serves as Senior Director, Pre-Construction for Studio Project Services and has 20+ years of demonstrated experience in architecture and construction.  In this role, MacDonald provides leadership and expertise in project management, cost estimating and consulting, quantity surveying, BIM/VDC management, design documentation, and construction execution and management, and contract administration. Macdonald coordinates design and construction teams on every detail, from strategy to delivery, to keep budget, scope, and timeline intact while striving for a seamless transition into delivery.

Baldwin serves as Director, Design for Studio Project Services, and has 15+ years of experience in the field of architecture and design encompassing a wide variety of typologies. With a forward-thinking mindset and expertise in design and code, Baldwin partners with clients to make better-informed decisions, ultimately leading to a space that supports their business and exceeds their expectations.

Avison Young creates real economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people. As a private company, our clients collaborate with an empowered partner who is invested in their success. Our integrated talent realizes the full potential of real estate by using global intelligence platforms that provide clients with insights and advantage. Together, we can create healthy, productive workplaces for employees, cities that are centers for prosperity for their citizens, and built spaces and places that create a net benefit to the economy, the environment and the community.

Avison Young is a 2022 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 11 consecutive years.

For more information: 
  • Download photos of the new principals here.
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