Edward Gregorowicz joins Avison Young in Washington, DC

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 Canadian markets.

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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SOURCE Avison Young (Canada) Inc.

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For further information/comment/photos:

  • Sherry Quan, National Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young: (604) 647-5098; cell: (604) 726-0959

  • 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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