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updated: 7/24/2019 1:11 PM

Haefner, Colson join Avison Young as principals

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  • Adam Haefner

    Adam Haefner

  • Brian Colson

    Brian Colson

  • Marty Mikaitis

    Marty Mikaitis


Avison Young announced industry veterans Adam Haefner and Brian Colson have joined the commercial real estate firm as principals.

Both Haefner and Colson will help lead and grow the firm's industrial brokerage practice group in the Chicago suburban market. They will lead a team focused on representing landlords in the I-55, I-355 and I-80 submarkets, and Colson will focus on representing landlords in the O'Hare and West suburban submarkets.

Haefner and Colson bring 40 years of combined commercial real estate brokerage experience. Most recently, Haefner was a director of brokerage services with Darwin Realty, and Colson was an executive vice-president with NAI Hiffman.

Haefner has represented a large array of institutional investors and corporate users, including Prologis, Duke Realty, TA Associates Realty, CIBC, Bridge Development, Venture One Real Estate, Pritzker Realty Group, Deutsche Bank, Becknell Industrial and MWD Logistics. Working with these clients and many others, he has negotiated more than 30 million square feet of transactions worth more than $500 million and has consistently been a top producer at his firm of tenure.

Colson has brokered industrial transactions valued in excess of $250 million. Past and current clients include: CenterPoint, Prologis, DCT, Pritzker Realty Group, Bridge Development Partners and Panattoni Development Corp. He previously held senior appraiser positions with LaSalle Appraisal Group (1996-1999) and First Real Estate Services (1993-1996). Colson is active in the industry as a member of AIRE and is a Commercial Certified Investment Member (CCIM).

Also joining Avison Young in suburban Chicago from Darwin Realty are Zeke Rowan, senior associate, and Martin Mikaitis, associate. They will continue to work as a team with Haefner.