Meet David Auel

Serving the Pittsburgh commercial real estate market since 1986


Vice President, Avison Young Pittsburgh.  2013-Present.  Primary duties are the sale, agency leasing and tenant representation of office users throughout the Pittsburgh metro market.  Additional services are fee based consulting and repositioning of distressed assets.

President and owner of Griffon Realty, Inc.:  1998-2012.  Duties included the leasing, sale and investment analysis of several million square feet of office and retail space throughout the Pittsburgh metro area.  Projects included repositioning a distressed portfolio of eight properties comprised of 750,000 SF of office and retail space, refinancing several loans totaling over $40,000,000 and installation of an integrated property management and accounting system for the management company.  Other duties included working with special asset managers at lending institutions and back filling over 200,000 square feet of vacant space in a four year period.

Deputy Director of the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development: 1996-1997.   During his term he worked on projects as diverse as the Pittsburgh International Airport’s airside business park and oversight of the Redevelopment Authorities loan portfolio.

Grubb & Ellis Company: 1986-1996. Specialized in retail site acquisition for multi-site users such as Sears Parts America, Extended Stay Hotels, National City Bank and its predecessors and many other regional and national clients.

Education: BS Business Management, Minor Economics.  MBA University of Pittsburgh 1993    CCIM Designation #7373 earned in 1997.

Community and real estate organizations: Past Chairman of the Pittsburgh Board of Commercial Realtors, Past Chairman of the Mt. Lebanon Economic Development Council, Board of Directors for the Katz School Alumni Association.  Adjunct instructor commercial real estate for the Community College of Allegheny County.

David Auel, CCIM
Vice President
Direct: 412.944.2136