Bill Ehret opened the Avison Young office in 2015. Prior to embarking on his journey with Avison Young, he launched Summit Realty Group in 1993 before spearheading its move to the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance in 2002. Ehret with his partners and team philosophy grew the Indianapolis operation from five to 75 members, enabling it to become one of the top 15 commercial real estate firms in the U.S. Midwest. He also served on the Cushman and Wakefield Alliance Executive Committee from 2006 to 2014.
His approach to complex real estate assignments including build-to-suits, investments, land development and multi-tenant leasing projects has evolved through his 37 years of practice. Ehret started his commercial real estate career as a researcher with a leading Indianapolis company before becoming a broker and executive. During his career, he has gained considerable expertise in the Indianapolis office market, particularly within the downtown core, while representing such clients as Equity Office Properties, Dow Chemical, Dow AgroSciences, Milliman, INC, Krieg DeVault, LLP, USA Football and ARC of Indiana. He has garnered numerous awards, including: Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors Realtor of the Year (2011); Midwest Commercial Real Estate Magazine Hall of Fame (2011); Indianapolis Business Journal Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate (2003 and 2011); NAIOP Broker Transaction of the Year (2009); SIOR Largest Dollar Volume Transaction – Office (2004); and CoStar Group Indianapolis Power Broker (2005-2014).
A member of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) since 1989, Ehret is also active with many civic and business organizations, including Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) as Vice President and Morning Light. Currently, he serves on the curriculum counsel for The University of Indianapolis’ Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate Development. From 2011 to 2013, he served on Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business/Benecki Center for Real Estate Studies advisory board. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Indiana University.