Boston, MA According to Michael Smith, Avison Young principal and managing director of the company’s New England region, commercial real estate industry veteran Racquel Davey has joined the firm.
Effective immediately, Davey joins Avison Young as a project manager. She will focus on owner representation and managing project teams from initial workplace strategy to project closeout throughout Boston and the greater New England region.
Davey brings six years of commercial real estate industry experience to Avison Young. Prior to joining Avison Young, she held project manager and architectural designer positions at Icon Architecture in Boston. In her new role, Davey will work closely with Patrick Schmidt, Avison Young’s vice-president of project management in the city.
“We are very pleased to have Racquel Davey join our growing operation in Boston,” said Smith.
“Racquel is a proven industry leader who has the expertise to provide creative project management solutions for individual buildings and large portfolios alike. Furthermore, her collaborative approach to project management and desire to provide exceptional service at each site fits seamlessly with our company’s client-centric focus and culture.”
“Racquel’s move to Avison Young will provide tremendous advantages for our clients and our company,” says Schmidt. “She has a passion for utilizing emerging technologies, staying current with industry standards, and approaching sustainability holistically. Her diverse experience includes vision and strategic/operational planning; and re-engineering operations and process improvement. In addition, Racquel is a critical thinker with a broad range of experience in design, tenant fit-outs, renovations, building systems, and sustainability.”
Davey is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Organization of Minority Architects and LEED-accredited professional. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from the School of the Architecture Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Tufts University.
“I’m excited to join Avison Young and help grow the company’s project management footprint in Boston and throughout the greater New England region,” said Davey. “I look forward to assisting owners with their diverse project management needs while emphasizing a strategic and holistic approach.”
Avison Young is one of the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firms. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 2,400 real estate professionals in 80 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality properties.