Avison Young grows capital markets expertise in Texas

$Release_Title.getData() 6 Jan 2020

Names debt and equity specialist Jimmy Board as Principal in Houston

Houston, TX Rand Stephens, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Houston office today announced the strategic hiring of Jimmy Board as Avison Young Principal, Capital Markets, based in the firm’s Houston office. Board specializes in debt and equity and will expand the capital markets service line for Houston.

“Jimmy’s experience in capital markets in the Houston area supports our broader platform across the state and the country,” said Stephens. “His knowledge of debt and equity loan originations, acquisitions, recapitalization, investment sales and loan workouts will help us continue to drive exceptional client service.”

Board joins Avison Young from JLL, where he focused on capital markets and assisted in the continued integration of the company’s capital markets platform nationally. He specializes in coordinating debt and equity for investors who acquire or develop retail, industrial and office properties. During Board’s career, he has executed more than $25 billion in transactions for local, regional and national clients.

The hire builds on Avison Young’s commitment to the Capital Markets business. John Kevill, Principal and President of U.S. Capital Markets, has overseen the expansion of the firm’s investment sales, debt, and equity capabilities across the country for the past three years. In 2019, Avison Young saw revenue growth in Capital Markets of more than 25 percent. The addition of Board to the team, along with key hires across the country, will help amplify that growth and increase the firm’s ability to provide customized capital solutions to its clients.

“I was drawn to Avison Young’s culture of collaboration, driven by its principal-led model, which is solely focused on the needs of its clients,” said Board. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with John Kevill and the other Avison Young Principals to help grow a unique national capital markets platform tailored around the investor’s needs.”

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 120 offices in 20 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:

  • Download a photo of Jimmy Board
  • Kate Murphy, Global Director of External Communications: 312.316.6821
  • Rand Stephens, Principal, Managing Director, Houston: 713.993.7810
  • John Kevill, Principal, President, U.S. Capital Markets: 202.602.1737
  • Jimmy Board, Principal, Capital Markets, Houston: 713.993.7138