Property management and accounting specialist becomes Principal
BOSTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Rick Kimball, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Boston office,
announced today that leading commercial real estate industry veteran Steve Prozinski has joined Avison Young in Boston.
Prozinski, a property management and accounting specialist, joins Avison
Young as a Principal and Director of Property Management Services,
Boston region. He will manage the company's 5.4 million square feet of
properties in New England and the Mid-Atlantic region, and oversee the
daily operations of the region's growing property management division,
which comprises 22 members. He will also work with the local brokerage
team on accounting and forecasting.
"Steve and his team will broaden Avison Young's depth and service
delivery in New England," comments Kimball. "It is always great to
partner with a group of professionals who have shared years of
experience working together. We are excited by any opportunity to
continue adding this level of talent to our region and to the company
as a whole.
"We have now grown our New England presence to 55 employees in less than
three years. Based upon the arrival of Steve, we fully expect to grow
our property management portfolio to top-three status among New
England-based, third-party providers."
Prozinski brings 24 years of experience to Avison Young in property
management, accounting, corporate management and brokerage. During his
career, he has represented many local and institutional clients within
property management. Prozinski started his career as an accountant for
local real estate firms, including Whittier Partners, in 1989. He
became the controller of Meredith Grew in 1993 before moving in 1999 to
The Codman Company, where he became President. In 2008, the principals
of Codman sold to Newmark Knight Frank, where Prozinski served as
Managing Principal of the Boston office until 2013.
Prozinski has earned several personal and industry honors during his
career, including Whitehall Street/JE Roberts Company's Exceptional
Performance in Property Management Award, and Whittier Partners'
Financial Employee of the Year Award. He holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in accounting from Montana College of Mineral Science and serves
on the board of directors of the Boston chapter of the Business Owners
and Managers Association (BOMA). He is also active in his community of
Ashland, MA serving on the boards of the Clocker Club, an organization
that provides volunteer and financial support for high school sports
programs, as well as Friends of Ashland Football and Lacrosse.
"I joined Avison Young to have the ability to work with my colleagues as
partners, and to be collaborative across services lines and assist in
further growing this company," says Prozinski. "Specifically to
property management, I wanted the ability to grow our business and be
able to properly service our longstanding clients with our local
resources and expertise."
Over the past four-and-a-half years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to
53 offices and from 300 to more than 1,300 real estate professionals
across Canada and the U.S.
Avison Young is the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate
services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a
collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals.
Founded in 1978, the company comprises 1,300 real estate professionals
in 53 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales,
leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement
services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and
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• Sherry Quan, Nat'l Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young:
604.647-5098; cell: 604.726.0959
• Rick Kimball, Principal and Managing Director, Boston, Avison Young: 617.758.8271
• Steve Prozinski, Principal, Avison Young: 617.366.1003
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