Avison Young has strengthened its property management offer across the region with the appointment of Emma Berry as director and head of property management North West.

Following nearly 14 years in the industry, Emma joined from MAPP, prior to which she worked with CBRE and spent a large portion of her career at Bruntwood. Her appointment is a strategic hire for Avison Young which is rapidly becoming a property powerhouse in the UK nearly twelve months on from its merger with GVA.

Leading the property management team in the North West, Emma will be responsible for ensuring it delivers the best possible asset performance for existing clients whilst also growing market share. Avison Young manages properties in various asset classes and sectors, including offices, retail, leisure, industrial and mixed-use schemes, on behalf of clients such as Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Moorfield, Liverpool City Council, Ares and West Bromwich Building Society.

Commenting on her new role, Emma said: “It is a truly exciting time to be joining Avison Young given its proven capability, but also its ambitious growth plans and relatively new position in the UK market.

“I’m delighted to be joining a business where expertise stretches beyond traditional property management. Avison Young takes a holistic approach to the ‘softer’ elements of the workplace and real estate, such as communication, environment, wellbeing and social impact, which aligns with my own values. It is all integrated and essential to successful day-to-day facility and property management and it’s fantastic to be part of a team that thinks and works in this way.”

Richard Williams, managing director of property management at Avison Young comments: “Emma’s extensive experience and network will enable her to focus on ensuring that the Avison Young name becomes prolific in the North West for client service, occupier experience and innovation.

“We are thrilled to have her on board and look forward to us working together to ensure our property management reputation is unrivalled in the region.”

Emma joined Avison Young in January 2020, operating across the businesses Manchester and Liverpool offices, serving the whole North West region.

“Our guiding principle in property management is to see what others do not; to analyse assets from a specialist perspective to observe and capture insights that others may miss,” added Emma.

“I’m looking forward to identifying customer-centric approaches to issues and opportunities across existing North West assets to enable even more to be achieved and ensure our clients’ assets remain relevant in 2020.”

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.