Gregg von Thaden is a Principal of Avison Young and Managing Director of Avison Young’s Silicon Valley Office. Gregg has over 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley commercial real estate specializing in leasing and sales in the office and R&D markets. In November 2017, Gregg opened Avison Young’s Silicon Valley office, the fifth Bay Area location and eleventh in California. Gregg represents Fortune 500 companies, venture capital backed start-up companies and institutional owners of commercial real estate. Prior to working at Avison Young, Gregg was an executive vice-president of Colliers International, where he spent 26 years. Prior to joining Colliers, he was a broker with Fox and Carskadon Commercial. A multiple award winner, Gregg was inducted into the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB) Hall of Fame in 2009. That same year, he ranked as the No. 1 broker in Silicon Valley, as judged by the San Jose Business Journal. While at Colliers, Gregg was ranked the No. 1 San Jose broker numerous years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration-marketing from San Jose State.