CLEVELAND—The Toronto-based real estate firm Avison Young has been aggressively expanding its American presence and just planted its flag in Cleveland. In the last five years, the firm has grown from 11 offices to 60 in 49 markets, and from 300 to more than 1,600 professionals across Canada, US and in Europe. This is its second office in Ohio, having opened one in Columbus last January.

The company has also just hired Christopher Livingston as principal of Avison Young and managing director of the Cleveland office. He has more than 20 years of real estate experience, and most recently served with Infinity Construction Co. as manager of business development and marketing.

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