Hugh Williams, Principal, joined MK Asset in 2019. Before joining MK, Hugh established Avison Young’s Chicago office, the company’s first expansion outside of Canada and its inaugural U.S. location. Accomplished in all aspects of commercial real estate, Hugh’s expertise includes build-to-suit transactions, headquarter relocations, investment sales, and corporate services. Throughout his career, Hugh has led Industrial teams in managing transactions across North America for clients including: Tricor Pacific, BFG Supply Company, ITW, Dow Chemical, and PON North America.
Prior to joining Avison Young, Hugh was a Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield’s Chicago office. While a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Industrial Technology Services Group, Hugh graduated from the company’s Associate Development Program, having successfully completed core business group projects in areas such as:
· Asset Management
· Corporate Services
· Project Management
· Financial Systems
· Research Services
A former Big 10 Conference football player, Hugh played professional football in Europe before beginning his real estate career with Cushman & Wakefield.
Hugh is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including Chicago Sun-Times Metro Chicago Industrial Broker of the Year, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Suburban Office Transaction of the Year, and CoStar Power Broker. Hugh served as a contributing member of the Board of Directors for NAIOP’s Chicago Chapter, Congo Square Theater, former member of the Big 10 Advisory Commission and the Advisory Board of Project Reap.
Hugh holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Marketing and Communications from Northwestern University. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois.