Office leasing specialist joins as Principal
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Nick Slonek, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's San Francisco office,
announced today that veteran commercial real estate broker David Linsmayer has joined Avison Young's brokerage operations in San Francisco.
Effective immediately, Linsmayer joins Avison Young as a Principal. He
will focus on brokerage services, including the representation of
corporate tenants, investors and landlords, as well as capital markets
and advisory services transactions in the San Francisco Bay Area and
throughout the expanding Avison Young platform.
"We are pleased to have David Linsmayer join our growing operation in
San Francisco," comments Slonek. "The addition of David to the downtown
San Francisco office further emphasizes Avison Young's commitment to
attracting top-tier talent to the company's already strong ranks.
David's skill sets and overall sound fundamentals are widely
appreciated ― not only among his clients, but also his peers. His
dedication to client service will produce huge dividends for us
culturally and financially. Similar quality individuals will join us as
a result of this strong hire."
Linsmayer brings 22 years of real estate industry experience to Avison
Young in the areas of office, industrial and retail leasing, commercial
property valuation and appraisal. He has represented a wide variety of
clients in the fields of finance, insurance, technology, professional
services, biotech, law, education, environmental, and non-profit.
During the last 15 years, Linsmayer has negotiated 2,000-plus leases on
behalf of his clients representing more than 6.5 million square feet
throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and United States. Linsmayer's
clients include Pfizer, CNN, Time Warner, the University of
Pennsylvania-Wharton, Medivation, The Carlyle Group, Charles Schwab &
Company, Celgene, Environmental Defense Fund, Cantor Fitzgerald,
ZoomSystems, Almac Clinical, and JP Morgan.
From 2008 to 2013, Linsmayer was as a Senior Vice-President with Jones
Lang LaSalle in San Francisco. Before then, he served as a
Vice-President and original member of the San Francisco office of The
Staubach Company (1999 to 2008). During his tenure at Staubach and JLL,
Linsmayer was a nine-time "Top Achiever", and CoStar Power Broker in
2009 and 2011.
"I am excited to be joining Avison Young and look forward to
contributing to the growth of the company on a local, national and
international basis," states Linsmayer. "The team in San Francisco is
very familiar to me as I've known the members for many years. Avison
Young's Principal-owned platform and market-leading, client-focused
philosophy will serve both our customers and team members well. I look
forward to continuing my career at Avison Young and building on the
company's momentum and successes."
Linsmayer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a licensed California real
estate broker. In addition, he has completed a number of real
estate-related courses in the areas of leasing, finance, mortgage
lending, property valuation, and property management as part of his
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 1,100 real estate
professionals in 43 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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• Sherry Quan, National Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young: (604) 647-5098; cell: (604) 726-0959
• Nick P. Slonek, Principal and Managing Director, San Francisco, Avison Young: (415) 322-5051
• David Linsmayer, Principal, Avison Young: (415) 322-5061
• Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: (416) 673-4028
• Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations, Avison Young: (312) 957-7610
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