Gary Imrie has been named as an Avison Young Principal based in the firm’s Birmingham office. Avison Young is a Principal-led, people-first firm with more than 650 Principals across the globe. Principals are industry leaders who exemplify the collaborative culture and client-centric mentality, developing long-standing relationships with clients as partners.
Gary has been with the company’s Property Management team for a year following nearly two decades of experience in the industry and specialises in evolving accounting and operational systems to deliver the best possible client solutions.
Carl Potter, Managing Director for Birmingham at Avison Young said: “Gary’s drive, sector experience and accounting knowledge have been inspiring for his 130-strong UK team, predominantly based in Birmingham. Having a financial leader of his capability managing such a large function supports both the evolution of property accounting and the professional development of the talented individuals within our office.
“He has been integral to supporting the attraction and retention of talent within the team, driving the promotion of Midlands-based Wai-Kwan Jackson to Director within the organisation’s in-house accountancy practice, a move welcomed by our key investor clients.”
Caroline Pooley, Principal, Real Estate Management, Avison Young said: “Gary’s appointment in early 2021 was in response to the organisation’s appetite for data technology transformation to drive enhanced client interaction. Gary’s expertise and understanding of clients’ and Avison Young’s business needs, guides our UK team to focus on what our clients and their occupiers need from accounting services, providing a modern delivery.
“This includes the introduction of additional technologies that support our accounting and surveying colleagues, as well as collaborative working with our specialist in-house Yardi experts to assist the delivery of greater intelligence to our clients.”
Gary Imrie, Principal at Avison Young said: “To be made a Principal by a dynamic challenger company like Avison Young is an honour. It was made possible by a great team of ambitious individuals and forward thinkers, who I am thrilled to be working with.
“While the pandemic and recovery period created new challenges for our clients and occupiers from an accounting, cash flow and reporting perspective, we have focussed on managing current requirements while evolving our technology and structure to be agile in addressing future needs.”