Avison Young appoints director for business development

Commercial real estate services firm Avison Young has appointed Clarissa Alfrink as new director for business development as part of plans to expand in Europe. 

Working with Gerry Hughes, Avison Young’s president for Europe, and based in both London and Frankfurt am Main, Alfrink will assist in 'delivering the company’s European growth strategy' across 20 countries, according to Avison Young.

'I am delighted to be working with Clarissa again, at Avison Young, after having benefited from her experience and talent at Bilfinger and Apleona,' said Hughes.

'Clarissa combines industry insight with the business expertise needed to help us fulfil our business ambitions in Europe. Her strengths lie within her expansive experience of international business and go to market strategy,' Hughes added.

Avison Young said it had set itself a target of 'becoming the go to experts on real estate matters in all the main European cities', by offering 'the fullest range of services across every aspect of the real estate life cycle'.

Alfrink said: 'This is a great time to join Avison Young, as the company embarks on its ambitious growth plan in Europe. I am excited by a fresh approach to real estate advice that puts the focus on generating social, economic and environmental value, as well as commercial value.'

Alfrink joins from Apleona Real Estate Management, where she has been for four years, after working for Bilfinger and leading international architecture practice, UNStudio.

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