Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mary Tamaki joins Avison Young as VP of Marketing and Communications for Southern California

Mary Tamaki

Los Angeles, CA  – Christopher Cooper, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company’s Southern California region, announced today that highly regarded marketing specialist Mary Tamaki has joined the firm in downtown Los Angeles.

Effective immediately, Tamaki becomes Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for the company’s Southern California region with a mandate to lead a high-performance marketing team and build a pre-eminent business development platform on the West Coast.

 She was most recently Vice-President of Business Development Marketing for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Los Angeles.

“Adding Mary to the team is a very strategic move for Avison Young,” comments Cooper. “She is a perfect fit for us, as she shares our culture and entrepreneurial spirit. 

"She will strengthen our brand identity and corporate presence in Southern California, ultimately providing our talented brokers, managers and asset services professionals with the tools and technology to better serve our clients.  Mary joins us at an ideal time as we continue to grow in key markets throughout the West Coast.”
Cooper continues: “We entered the Southern California region in August 2011 and have since grown to more than 120 people in six offices, with 13 million square feet (msf) of commercial space in agency leasing and 5 msf-plus under property management today.

“This growth is a great accomplishment; however, we see even more opportunity for impressive expansion over the coming years. We are focused on thoughtfully and consistently building a team not simply for numbers, but one that understands the dedication, commitment and integrity required to be the best in our business.

Christopher Cooper
“Mary will play leading marketing, business development and communication roles as we continue to expand strategically throughout Southern California.”

Tamaki brings to Avison Young 20 years of corporate experience as a creative leader in brand building and strategic marketing for global commercial real estate companies. 

She has a track record of designing and executing award-winning marketing, communications and business development programs, and is now focused on mobilizing new technology and digital media to raise the profile of the Avison Young brand and its company leadership in the region. 

As Vice-President of Business Development Marketing for JLL in Los Angeles, Tamaki led strategic and creative direction in business development activities in partnership with the firm's top producers in the region.

Prior to joining JLL, she honed her expertise in international client engagement strategies and branding as Global Marketing and Communications Director for Cushman & Wakefield (formerly DTZ). 

For DTZ, she led a successful, international rebranding of a newly merged global entity, an achievement she also accomplished as creative lead for the global rebrand of CBRE earlier in her career. She was founder and creative director of IMJ Studios, where she developed unique marketing strategies and campaigns for a diverse clientele, including Jacobs Engineering, ABM, Merv Griffin, CBRE, Colliers International, Transwestern and JLL.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Darcie Giacchetto

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