John Nicholson Joins Avera as Executive Vice President of Development

HOUSTON - (November 28, 2016) - AVERA Companies, a commercial real estate development, construction, and investment firm is announcing that John Nicholson has joined the Avera team.He will serve as Executive Vice President of Development.

Prior to joining Avera, John was with Cushman and Wakefield and has been a friend and close working colleague of Avera for several years.

At Cushman & Wakefield, John served as Executive Managing Director with the responsibility of leading his Industrial Services group in the Houston area. John specialized in industrial representation for logistics companies, manufacturing companies and corporate users. Primarily, he worked to execute cost reduction strategies, close multimarket transactions, select sites, complete build to suit projects, and dispose of surplus property.

“John possesses a unique skill set that will be invaluable as we look to achieving our near and long term goals,” said Trey Odom, President and CEO of AVERA Companies, “As one of the preeminent brokers in the country, John will be a catalyst to propel us forward as we continue to develop within a busy industrial real estate landscape.”

Over the last sixteen years, John has negotiated over 700 transactions providing in excess of $750,000,000 in transaction value. Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, John served as Senior Vice President at Transwestern.