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IRVINE, CA—Avison Young's Irvine office hasadded Keith Kropfl and MichaelGanz to its team. The commercial realestate professionals' expertise will “provide Avison Youngwith tremendous leverage as the firm continues to expand itsretail and enterprise-solutions services,”according to Christopher Cooper, principal andmanaging director of the company's Southern California region. Theduo was most recently with Voit Real EstateServices in Irvine, where they served as SVP an associate,respectively.

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Effective immediately, Kropfl becomes a principal and Ganz joinsas an associate. Kropfl will focus on expanding the firm's retailand enterprise-solutions services in Orange County, with anemphasis on large and mid-cap corporate retail-occupier strategy,site selection, leasing, acquisitions anddevelopment. Ganz will continue his partnershipwith Kropfl as they collectively grow their business, whileservicing new and existing clients.

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“Keith and Michael bring to Avison Young an incredible level ofexperience in a rapidly growing sector of the retail andcorporate-occupier markets throughout Southern California, and eventhe US,” says Cooper. He adds that the two new hires are “highlyregarded in the industry for their proven track record anddedication to superior client service. They are important additionsas we expand our service offerings to better meet clients' needs.Furthermore, they will enhance their service-delivery platform bycapitalizing on our wide range of market knowledge and resourcesavailable from Avison Young offices across the US, Canada and inEurope.”

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Kropfl, who has 23 years ofcommercial real estate experience, has been active in the sale andleasing of retail, industrial and office properties. His experience includes tenant andbuyer representation, development, leasing, sales,property management and commercialfinancing, as wellas working with corporate retail clients including24-Hour Fitness, Forever 21, Kohl's and others.

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Ganz specializes in retail property sales,leasing and investment sales transactions. He focuses on businessdevelopment and client service in Irvine and other areas of OrangeCounty and Southern California.

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As GlobeSt.com reported last week, the firm has acquiredSacramento-based commercial real estate brokerage companyAguer Havelock Associates, Inc., a former memberof the NAI network.

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Mark Rose, chair and CEO of Avison Young, saidAguer Havelock's business will add brokerage services to AvisonYoung's current property management and lease administrationofferings in Sacramento and further expands the company'sbusiness-line coverage in Northern California.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.