Marty Almquist joins Avison Young as a Principal

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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Keith Lipton, Principal and Managing Director, Washington DC Metro Region: (202) 266-8763

Marty Almquist, Principal, Avison Young, Tysons Corner, VA: (703) 288-2703

Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations: (847) 881-2237

Mark Rose, Chair and CEO: (416) 673-4028

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