Howard Roth has joined Avison Young as an independent advisor to support the commercial real estate services firm’s strategic vision and global growth.
He brings 40 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young, most recently as the global head of EY’s real estate. Early in his career at EY, Roth led the company’s New York real estate industry and tax practices.
Roth will report to CEO Mark Rose, providing him advice and counsel. Roth’s role will include the Avison Young management team on the direction and implementation of the company’s growth strategy.
Roth has consulted boards and C-suite executives in the real estate sector. He is a Certified Public Accountant, former trustee, and governor of the Urban Land Institute, and a member of NAREIT and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
“We are thrilled to have the benefit of Howard’s independent strategic advice, thought leadership and global network as Avison Young continues to implement its aggressive global expansion program,” said Avison Young Chair and CEO, Mark Rose.
“He is one of the most recognized leaders in real estate professional services, and we are confident that his advice and counsel will add great value to our organization and to me personally.”