Avison Young adds trio to SoCal team

The new principals will focus on expanding the firm's Southern California and national retail, office and industrial investment practices

Avison Young adds trio to SoCal team

Commercial real estate (CRE) services firm Avison Young has announced the strategic hiring of Chris Maling, David Maling, and Patrick Barnes in Los Angeles.

The trio are known as the Maling-Barnes team and will become principals of Avison Young, with focus on expanding the firm's Southern California and national retail, office and industrial investment sales practices. In addition, the team will continue to expand its national distressed-asset sales practice in collaboration with Avison Young's asset-resolution practice group.

"Chris, his brother David, and Patrick are highly regarded real estate industry leaders who have gained considerable recognition in Southern California and throughout the United States for their proven expertise in retail, industrial and office real estate investment sales," said Christopher Cooper, principal and managing director of Avison Young in Southern California. "We couldn't be more pleased to have the Maling-Barnes team come on board to lead this integral service delivery platform in Southern California. The addition of Chris, David and Patrick will further our ability to provide high-level, value-added owner and investor services to our clients."

The Maling-Barnes team has sold properties throughout 41 states and brokered more than $4 billion worth of investment property sales transactions. In addition to providing investment sales and advisory services, the team works closely with lenders on the disposition of special assets across the nation.

"We are very excited to join the Avison Young family," said Chris Maling. "The firm's culture places a high emphasis on honesty and integrity while fostering a collaborative partnership that is unique in the real estate industry.”

"Chris, David and I were drawn to Avison Young because of its principal-led, client-centric model, which will allow us to make decisions at the local level and provide a nimble, custom-tailored approach to transaction management for our clients," said Barnes. "That's a big differentiator for us.”