Avison Young announces new capital markets specialist

Avison Young announced that Jim Rock has joined the firm in Minneapolis as principal.

He will continue to work as a capital markets broker representing clients primarily in the acquisition, disposition and strategic planning of commercial real estate assets.

Rock brings 18 years of commercial real estate experience to his new role, most recently as executive director of Cushman & Wakefield Northmarq in Minneapolis.

Rock has represented a wide array of retail clients in sale and lease transactions. His notable deals include the sale of 20 Tom Thumb stores, numerous retail strip centers, Alderwood Group’s 24-building portfolio, the $1-billion automotive dealership portfolio owned by Chrysler Financial and Cerberus Capital Management, several redevelopment properties, and multiple nursing homes.