Avison Young appoints new global leader of its "secret sauce"

By Steve Randall

The groups described as the structural “secret sauce” of Avison Young will be a key focus for a newly appointed leader at the global real estate firm.

Former US Navy veteran and Xerox executive Clint Miller becomes global director of AY’s Affinity Groups, which are central to the firm’s unique collaboration strategy that aims to avoid typical corporate silos.

Miller will work with leaders sfrom the firm and its Affinity Groups to ensure effective management and growth as well as maximizing client satisfaction.

"We're thrilled that Clint has accepted the challenge to manage and grow Avison Young's Affinity Group program as we strive to find innovative solutions for our clients' complex real estate needs and our own operations," said chair and CEO Mark E. Rose. “Leaders within each Affinity Group program are Principals and senior professionals who facilitate communications, co-ordinate resources and guide the groups in creating their business plans."

30 years of experience

Minneapolis-based Miller joined Avison Young in 2018 as a principal, with 30 years of experience in the industry, most recently at Cushman & Wakefield.

He will report to Martin Dockrill, Avison Young's Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations.

"Clint has been a great fit for our company and our clients from the day he arrived at Avison Young," says Dockrill. "He respects clients' needs and understands the challenges that Avison Young faces as we strive to be excellent at everything we do. Furthermore, Clint's leadership skills speak for themselves through his example, creativity and innovation. Our operations can only improve as he leads and contributes to our Affinity Groups on a daily basis."

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