CHARLOTTE – Commercial real estate veterans Ted Haley and A.J. Whitehead have joined the Charlotte office of Avison Young, a Toronto, Canada based commercial real estate services firm, according to a company announcement.
Haley joined as a principal, specializing in industrial brokerage. He previously was a vice president for Lincoln Harris, where he focused on representing owners and users of office and industrial space. He received a bachelor’s degree of UNC-Chapel Hill, is a licensed broker in both Carolinas, and is a member of the Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors.
Whitehead’s title is vice president, and he will spearhead office tenant representation services. He formerly was senior commercial broker for Grubb Properties overseeing the sales, marketing and leasing of the 500,000-square-foot commercial buildings. Before that, he was vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; holds a real estate license in both Carolinas; and is a member of the Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors.
“The additions of Ted and A.J. expand Avison Young’s industrial and office presence in Charlotte,” said Christopher Skibinski, a principal at the Charlotte office. “Their arrival demonstrates Avison Young’s increasing commitment to the Charlotte market and serves as another important step in the execution of our company’s aggressive growth plan.”
Avison Young opened its Charlotte office last May, with Skibinski as principal. Founded in 1978, Avison Young has grown over the past five years from 11 to 53 offices and from 300 to more than 1,500 real estate professionals across Canada and the U.S.