Avison Young makes new promotions in Glasgow office

Avison Young makes new promotions in Glasgow office

Michael Facenna and Afton Montgomery

Real estate advisor Avison Young has announced two promotions in its Glasgow office.

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.

Michael Facenna is a well-known face of the Glasgow property market. He has been in the office sector for over fifteen years, working as a leading agent in both city centre and out-of-town accommodations. His clients include public and private landlords and tenants in disposal and acquisition, such as Topland, HIH Invest Real Estate, Summix Capital, Clyde Gateway and LSPIM.

Afton Montgomery is a chartered architect, who joined Avison Young in 2015 as an architectural assistant. She has significantly contributed to the success of the architectural team over the past eight years. Afton has been working on a range of projects, such as hotel renovations, office refurbishment schemes and distillery projects. Through this experience, she has successfully passed her professional practice exams to become a qualified and chartered architect.

Paul Broad, principal, said: “Working closely with Michael on many day-to-day projects he has time and time again proved himself as one of the market’s 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.”

Iain King, director of building consultancy, added: “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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