Nicola Rigby Avison Young Principal March 2020
Rigby joined Avison Young in 2003

Avison Young appoints regional principals

Chloé Vaughan

The real estate advisory firm has promoted Nicola Rigby from its Manchester office and Eddie Coxon from its Liverpool office as principals.

The high-ranking title is a “distinction [that] marks an important milestone for staff at the principal-owned and led firm”, according to Avison Young.

Rigby has worked at Avison Young for 17 years in the regeneration, economic development, housing and delivery team across the North of England.

Chris Cheap, regional managing director of the Manchester office, said: “Nicola is not only a market leader in her area of expertise, but she is also a huge contributor to the success of our Manchester business.”

Coxon has worked in Avison Young’s property consultancy team for more than eight years. He was managing director of property consultancy Dixon Webb before GVA, now Avison Young, bought the company in 2012. Coxon joined the Liverpool team after the buyout.

Stephen Cowperthwaite, principal and managing director of the Liverpool office at Avison Young, said: “Eddie has been a highly valued member of the team in Liverpool for 33 years, from his days as part of the original Dixon Webb team, through to Avison Young today.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Eddie as we drive forward the growth of our offer in Liverpool.”

Rigby and Coxon join 11 other principals, including five in London, two in Birmingham, two in Bristol, one in Edinburgh, and one at national level, who were appointed simultaneously. Avison Young now has more than 600 principals globally.

Jason Sibthorpe, principal and president of Avison Young, said: “We’re bolstering our UK business with our latest cohort of principals: colleagues who represent the mission and values of our company, and also offer exceptional market expertise and industry-leading advice to our clients across the real estate life cycle.”

Eddie Coxon Avison Young Principal 2020 March

Coxon joined from consultancy Dixon Webb in 2012

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Nice one Nicola!

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