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Avison Young welcomes Houston-based leaders to its 2022 Principal Class

Avison Young welcomes Houston-based leaders to its 2022 Principal Class March 29, 2022

Drew Coupe, Josh Morrow join the 650+ Principals guiding the strategy of one of the leading global commercial real estate firms

[Houston, TX] – Rand Stephens, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Houston office, today announced that Drew Coupe and Josh Morrow have been named Avison Young Principals based in the firm’s Houston office.  

Coupe and Morrow join the more than 50 Principals that are being honoured as part of the Avison Young Principal Class of 2022. Avison Young is a Principal-led, people-first firm with more than 650 Principals across the globe. As a private company, these Principals are industry leaders who exemplify the partnership structure, collaborative culture, and client-first mentality.  

Coupe has been with the company for two years and specializes in occupier solutions for industrial clients in the Greater Houston area.  

“Drew Coupe is an outstanding real estate professional and highly regarded within the company and in our office as a real expert in Industrial real estate,” said Stephens. “Drew also exemplifies the cultural values at Avison Young which are an absolute in achieving this honor. Our Principal-based values are what drive our company to have a positive impact on the communities we serve through great client outcomes.” 
Since Coupe joined Avison Young in early 2020, he has proven himself to be a leader within the Houston brokerage community and within Avison Young due to his natural leadership and ability to navigate complex situations to successful solutions. In 2020, his transaction volume earned him the rank of #16 in Houston Business Journal’s 2021 Heavy Hitters: Industrial. He has also recently earned his Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS (SIOR) and Certified Commercial Investor Member (CCIM) designations. 
“I am honored to be included in the Principal class of 2022, and am excited to take my career to the next level! With the help and support of my team, I am confident we will continue to grow our client base and spread the Avison Young platform across all market sectors,” said Coupe “Just under eight years ago I started on my current team as an analyst. The path to becoming a Principal has taken grit and a lot of discipline. My hope is that I am able to assist our Houston office grow to its full potential.

Morrow has been with the company for two years and specializes in occupier solutions for office and industrial clients in the Greater Houston area.  

“Josh Morrow is a hard charging expert in the Houston office market and has established himself as a true trusted advisor to his clients. His creativity and presence make him a very effective strategist and negotiator. Josh is also a great person, and like all our Principals embodies our cultural values which is to make the world a better place for everyone through impactful real estate solutions.” 
With nearly a decade of office and industrial experience, Morrow is well respected within Avison Young and the commercial real estate industry. He is an active member of NAIOP and CRU.
“It’s exciting to be a part of Avison Young’s principal-led culture, which is unique to our industry. The firm’s distinctive model embodies how an individual can help or influence others, collaborate internally and align solutions with client objectives. That structure is highly appealing to me and a career game-changer,” said Morrow. “This is an exciting transition and I look forward to continue contributing to Avison Young’s client-centric philosophy.”

About Avison Young  
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Avison Young is a 2021 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 10 consecutive years.

For more information: 
•    Download a photo of Drew Coupe and Josh Morrow  
•    Rand Stephens, Principal and Managing Director: 713.993.7810 
•    Drew Coupe, Principal: 713.993.7832  
•    Josh Morrow, Principal: 713.993.7833