Avison Young advances Glasgow team with promotions to director and associate director

Avison Young advances Glasgow team with promotions to director and associate director

Afton Montgomery and Michael Facenna

Global real estate advisor, Avison Young, has revealed key promotions in its Glasgow branch.

Michael Facenna has been promoted to director in the agency and transactions team and Afton Montgomery has been promoted to associate director in the building consultancy team.

Mr Facenna is a well-known face of the Glasgow property market. Over his 15-year career he has served as a leading agent for both urban and suburban properties. His clientele consists of notable public and private landlords and tenants involved in acquisitions and disposals, including Topland, HIH Invest Real Estate, Summix Capital, Clyde Gateway and LSPIM.

Principal Paul Broad said: “Working closely with Michael on many day-to-day projects he has time and time again proved himself as one of the markets best deal makers, well respected by all.

“Michael’s tenacity and personality always shine through, and it’s always a pleasure working alongside him, his promotion to director is well deserved and will allow him to drive forward our ambitions to help clients reposition buildings to NZC adding significant value.”

The second promotion recognises Ms Montgomery who began her career with Avison Young in 2015 as an architectural assistant. Her contribution to the architectural team over the last eight years has been integral to the firm’s success.

Her architectural expertise extends across various projects, including hotel renovations, office refurbishment schemes and distillery projects. Through this experience she has successfully passed her professional practice exams to become a chartered architect.

Iain King, director of building consultancy, said: “Afton has a wealth of expertise in the architectural sector, her promotion to associate director within the architectural team is extremely well deserved.

“It recognises the significant contribution made and expertise she has developed particularly on office fit out and refurbishments, including Avison Young’s own offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh and most recently in Leeds and Manchester where she was the lead designer.”

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