Research and marketing veterans join as Principals
NEW YORK CITY, July 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Arthur J. Mirante, II, Principal and Tri-State President of Avison Young, Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services
company, announced today that real estate research and marketing
veterans James Delmonte and Elliot Baum have joined the company's newly established office in New York City.
Delmonte joins as a Principal and Vice-President of Research, New York
City, and Baum joins as a Principal and Vice-President of Marketing,
New York City.
One of the industry's most highly regarded research professionals,
Delmonte will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Avison
Young's market research in the Tri-State area, including tracking in
excess of 500 million square feet (msf) within more than 2,000
properties. He was most recently Vice-President of Research with Jones
Lang LaSalle in New York.
An industry veteran with more than 20 years of creative marketing
experience, Baum will be responsible for directing Avison Young's
marketing, public relations and branding efforts throughout the
Tri-State region. He was previously head of marketing for the Tri-State
region of Colliers International.
"The addition of these highly regarded professionals to our team
reflects Avison Young's focus on assembling the first-rate
infrastructure needed to deliver exceptional service to our clients,"
comments Mirante. "The extensive expertise and market prowess that
James and Elliot bring to Avison Young will undoubtedly serve to foster
our Tri-State growth objectives."
Avison Young Principal Greg Kraut in New York adds: "In recruiting the industry's top research and
marketing experts, we are ensuring that the brokerage and advisory
professionals joining our Tri-State team have access to the highest
quality of resources to support their ability to execute. Having the
experience and insight of James and Elliot provides us with a distinct
competitive advantage to effectively compete in this market and
continue to attract top-tier talent to our organization."
In recent weeks, Avison Young has aggressively expanded its Tri-State
market presence, making several high-profile hires following April's
announcement of the firm opening its first office in New York City.
Delmonte brings more than 17 years of experience to his role at Avison
Young. In addition to his former position with Jones Lang LaSalle,
Delmonte also previously served as Director of Research for Cushman &
Wakefield, where he worked in both the firm's world headquarters and
"Delivering first-rate and thorough research products supports Avison
Young's ability to assist clients in navigating evolving market
conditions and identifying the most advantageous solutions for clients'
real estate requirements," says Delmonte. "I am excited to be joining a
firm that has established such a high-quality reputation for
excellence, and am confident that Avison Young's national and
international platform will provide me with a strong foundation to
offer even more comprehensive market intelligence."
During his career, Baum has successfully marketed and repositioned more
than 20 million square feet of properties including such notable New
York City buildings as Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue, Tower 49 and
224 W 57th Street (branded as the Argonaut Building). He previously led
the rebranding of GVA Williams to Colliers International and built
Colliers' graphic and marketing department and consulting group,
collaborating with brokerage professionals on client pitches and
projects to support new business initiatives. He also previously served
as Creative Consultant with Studley, where he provided creative
marketing, design and production services to support all of the firm's
headquarters departments, national offices, global affiliates and
"I have built my career in real estate providing creative ideas and
utilizing my process of design and marketing to develop concepts and
strategy in order to create value for companies and to assist in
transactions. I look forward to continuing in that role at Avison
Young," states Baum. "I am thrilled to be working alongside such an
accomplished team of professionals in the Tri-State market, as well as
across the company, and am excited to leverage my years of specialized
experience to assist Avison Young in elevating its brand awareness and
fostering its continued growth."
Avison Young now has 15 locations outside of Canada. Over the past three
years, the firm has grown from 11 to 32 offices and from 300 to more
than 950 real estate professionals across Canada and the U.S.
In February, Avison Young was named a winner of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies program for 2011, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen's School of Business.
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 950 real estate professionals in 32
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
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