Premier federal government leasing consultant becomes Principal
WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Keith Lipton, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Washington, DC region,
announced today that top U.S. government real estate leasing consultant
Edward (Ed) Gregorowicz has joined Avison Young's brokerage operations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.
Effective immediately, Gregorowicz joins Avison Young as a Principal and
will focus his efforts on federal government leasing activities. As a
Principal, he will also play a key role in guiding the expansion of
Avison Young services in the National Capital Region and other U.S. and
Frances Kaklikian also joins as Client Services Coordinator and will work closely with
Gregorowicz while overseeing the timely processing of
government-related lease transactions. She formerly worked with
Gregorowicz as his executive assistant. Both will be based in Avison
Young's Tysons Corner, VA office.
"The addition of Ed and Frances fills in another important service line
as we grow Avison Young in the National Capital Region," comments
Lipton. "Ed's expertise in the federal government arena as well as his
experience and familiarity with federal government procedure will be a
critical benefit to our clients in the region and in other U.S.
markets. I am excited to have someone of Ed's caliber and experience as
part of the Avison Young team."
For the past 17 years, Gregorowicz operated his own firm, focusing on
General Services Administration (GSA) and federal government real
estate transactions in the National Capital Region and around the U.S.
Prior to launching his firm, he worked at Cotton, Day and Selfon and at
the U.S. GSA. He served in a number of roles at GSA including acting as
the Regional Counsel for GSA's National Capital Region.
Gregorowicz's practice over the years has focused on the acquisition,
financing, administration and initial space alterations of more than 20
million square feet through leasing transactions with the U.S.
government as a tenant. He has provided advice and consultation to
clients on the federal procurement process, government lease
administration issues, the acquisition and closing of financing for
properties leased to the federal government; and has served as project
manager for the supervision and management of tenant-related
construction after leases were awarded to his clients.
Gregorowicz has also been active in the GSA's Automated Advanced
Acquisition Program (AAAP), federal outleasing and bondable leasing
programs, and has worked with clients to complete transactions that
required specific knowledge of the federal acquisition regulations, and
lease prospectus and scoring guidelines of the federal government.
Gregorowicz holds degrees from the Catholic University of America's
Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC, and Dickinson College in
Carlisle, PA. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the
Virginia Bar, United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Federal Court, U.S. Claims Court, U.S. District Court for the
District of Columbia, and the American Bar Association. He has been
active in his community as a youth softball and basketball coach, and
founded the South County Cardinals Travel Fastpitch Softball Club -
coaching girls aged 10 to 19 and successfully leading his teams to the
PONY national championship tournament eight times.
"Ed and Frances are two more examples of commercial real estate industry
leaders and entrepreneurs who are seeking to join our company during
its unprecedented growth period," says Earl Webb, Avison Young's President, U.S. Operations. "Their dedication to
providing outstanding service and innovation will be vital to Avison
Young as we increase our offerings to the U.S government and its
agencies, and look to further our aggressive U.S., and eventual
overseas, expansion efforts."
Over the past three years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 25 offices
and from 300 to more than 800 real estate professionals across Canada
and the U.S.
"I am thrilled to be a part of the growth and development of Avison
Young in the National Capital Region and across the U.S.," says
Gregorowicz. "I look forward to applying my knowledge of, and
experience with, GSA and other federal agency leasing programs to
further the expansion of Avison Young's full-service platform. I am
also looking forward to taking advantage of the outstanding pool of
talent, resources and knowledge base at Avison Young to better serve
our clients throughout the region and North America."
Founded in 1978, Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services
company. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Avison Young is also the
largest Canadian-owned, principal-managed commercial real estate
brokerage firm in North America. Comprising more than 800 real estate
professionals in 25 offices across Canada and the U.S., the
full-service commercial real estate company provides value-added,
client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management,
financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of
office, retail, industrial and multi-residential properties.
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- Keith Lipton, Principal and Managing Director, Washington, DC Region, Avison Young: (202) 266-8763
- Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations, Avison Young: (847) 881-2237
- Edward Gregorowicz, Principal, Avison Young: (703) 934-6645
- Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: (416) 673-4028
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