Colin Lovering has been appointed as senior vice-president of enterprise solutions and advisory services at the Bucharest office of Avison Young, the real estate consultancy.
He will focus on expanding the company’s profile and its overall footprint in the Romanian market.
“Colin’s addition to the Bucharest team offers our clients and our company a tremendous boost in terms of overall service and professional and business development. His hiring is also an endorsement of our commitment to provide clients with access to high-level and ethical services covering all transactions and asset classes. He will also further enhance the integrity of our operations and ensure that we put the clients’ interests first in every that we do,” said David Canda, Avison Young principal and managing director of the firm’s Bucharest office.
During his career, Lovering has provided management, sales training and coaching services for local and multinational companies while developing businesses in Romania, the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa and China. While at COS, he played a key role in boosting the firm’s revenues to EUR 30 million from EUR 15 million over a 4-year period and consolidated the company’s position as Romania’s office design-build leader.
Prior to joining COS, Lovering was the business development director with human resources consulting firm Premier Global International in Bucharest, where he managed the firm’s award winning European sales and management training platform. Before moving to Premier Global, he spent 18 years with Sealed Air Corporation, holding sales, management and director positions in the UK, Ireland, the US and France with responsibilities for local and global sales teams and leading teams that earned multiple awards for service excellence. Prior to joining Sealed Air, he was a sales executive for 8 years with Viking Packaging.
Lovering is chairman of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce (BRCC), a senior tutor with the Institute of Sales Management, and an associate lecturer at the University of Bucharest.
Avison Young has 2,400 real estate professionals in 80 offices.