Industry veteran joins Avison Young's brokerage operations in
Washington, DC region
WASHINGTON, DC, April 18 /CNW/ - Keith Lipton, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Washington, DC Metro
Region offices, announced today that leading commercial real estate
broker Marty Almquist has joined Avison Young's brokerage operations in the Washington, DC region.
Effective immediately, Almquist joins Avison Young as a Principal. Based
in the company's Tysons Corner, VA office, Almquist will partner with
high-profile Virginia leasing veterans Peter Berk and Dave Millard, who also joined Avison Young as Principals this month.
Almquist will focus on agency leasing and tenant representation in
Northern Virginia. She was most recently Senior Vice-President at
Cassidy Turley in Northern Virginia.
"Marty brings to Avison Young more than two decades of experience in
commercial real estate leasing transactions. Her track record on behalf
of landlords and tenants in Northern Virginia coupled with her numerous
civic and industry leadership positions will bring a tremendous depth
of real estate knowledge to our firm," comments Lipton. "We are very
excited to have Marty join Avison Young in our Tysons Corner office,
which will facilitate our ongoing commitment to provide the highest
quality real estate services to our local and national clients."
Almquist joined Cassidy Turley's Northern Virginia office in 2007,
responsible for landlord and tenant representation in the Northern
Virginia market. Prior to that, Almquist was a Managing Director at
Equity Office Properties (EOP), where she was responsible for the
leasing of EOP's 4-million-square-foot Northern Virginia office
portfolio. Before joining EOP in 2005, Almquist worked at Grubb & Ellis
for 18 years as one of the leading leasing professionals in the
Northern Virginia commercial real estate market, representing both
landlords and tenants.
Almquist's past and current clients include: Beacon Capital Properties,
Phillips Development, Carr Properties, New Boston Fund, Holladay Corp.,
Meridian Group, George Mason University Foundation, Peterson Cos.,
Macneil/Lehrer Productions, Kaiser Permanente, CSCI, National School
Boards Association, Kaman Aerospace, and DeVry Inc.
Almquist is chair - Crystal City BID; vice-chair - Arlington Economic
Development Commission; board member - NAIOP and co-chair of NAIOP Bus
Tour (2008, 2009 and 2011); board member and past president - Greater
Washington Commercial Association of Realtors (GWCAR); past president -
Ballston Partnership; past chair of leadership - Arlington's Board of
Regents and Development Committee; past chair - Crystal City Task
Force, BRAC Task Force, Leadership Arlington, and Crystal City Task
Force; and past board member - Arlington Partnership for Children and
Families and Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing. She holds a
Bachelors Degree from Pomona College (California).
"I am excited to be joining such a high caliber team," says Almquist. "I
look forward to growing Avison Young's presence in Northern Virginia
and providing quality service to our current and future clientele. The
company's commitment to building long-term relationships with clients
mirrors my own business development style so Avison Young is a great
fit for me."
Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real
estate services company. Over the past two years, the company has grown
from 11 to 23 offices and from 300 to more than 700 real estate
professionals across Canada and in the U.S.
Founded in 1978, Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services
company and the only national, Canadian-owned, principal-managed real
estate brokerage firm in the country. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario
and ranked among Canada's leading national commercial real estate
organizations, Avison Young is a full-service commercial real estate
company comprising more than 700 real estate professionals in 23
offices across Canada and in the U.S. The 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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