Niel Beggy joins Avison Young in Suburban Maryland

Industry leader to focus on agency leasing in Suburban Maryland

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Keith Lipton, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Washington, DC region, announced today that Niel Beggy has joined the firm in Suburban Maryland.

Effective immediately, Beggy becomes a Principal of Avison Young. Based in the company's Gaithersburg, MD office, Beggy will assist the firm in expanding its agency leasing services in the Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland.

Beggy brings 22 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a Senior Director with Cushman & Wakefield in Suburban Maryland.

"Niel is a proven industry leader who has all of the right stuff – a solid reputation, very successful track record, and impressive list of clients. Furthermore, he is one of Suburban Maryland's top producers and is held in high regard by industry veterans, landlords, tenants and owner/operators alike," comments Lipton. "Our clients will also be able to capitalize on his diverse background in asset management, commercial leasing and sales."

Lipton continues: "In addition, his extensive client relationships, coupled with his exceptional knowledge of the nuances of Suburban Maryland market dynamics, will be of tremendous value as we continue to grow Avison Young in the Metropolitan Washington, DC region."

During his eight-year tenure at Cushman & Wakefield, Beggy was the firm's top-producing Maryland agent for four of those years. Previously, he spent six years with CB Richard Ellis following the 2003 merger with Insignia/ESG, where he began working in 2000 as Managing Director. Prior to moving to Insignia/ESG, Beggy served nearly seven years as a Vice-President for Transwestern-Carey Winston.

Beggy's current and past agency clients include: Meritage Properties, The Goldstar Group, CW Capital Asset Management, First Potomac Realty Trust, Chevy Chase Land Company and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. His tenant roster includes: Federal Express, Verizon Communications, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Assurant Employee Benefits and Computer Sciences Corporation, to name a few.

In 2013, Beggy was named Maryland Broker of the Year by the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association of Greater Washington, DC. Further, he was nominated to the Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors' (GWCAR) Multi-Million Dollar Leasing Club from 1997 to 2013; nominated to GWCAR's Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010; and has placed in GWCAR's Top 10 for leasing in Maryland in eight of the past 10 years. Beggy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both economics and financial management from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He is a licensed real estate broker in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and holds the designation of Certified Property Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management.

"I am extremely proud to be joining Avison Young's Suburban Maryland office, which has a reputation of winning by establishing credibility with its best-in-class results and maintaining trusted relationships with clients," states Beggy. "In fluid commercial real estate markets like Suburban Maryland, our institutional clients rely on exceptionally strong support. Avison Young's approach is distinctly different from that of our competition. The client's interests come first, every time."  

"It's refreshing to work for a fully-integrated company that offers a comprehensive range of services, especially when cross-border and multiple-market transactions are becoming the new normal," he adds. "What also attracted me to Avison Young is its Principal-led, client-first culture. I recognized that Avison Young's Principals, brokers and staff have an unparalleled understanding of the suburban Maryland marketplace, and that the firm offers the best platform to deliver results and achieve clients' objectives. With like-minded and focused partners, the firm is positioned to continue to achieve great results, without having to look over its shoulders or answer to Wall Street."  

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 1,600 real estate professionals in 59 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 multi-family properties.

For further information/comment/photos:

  • Sherry Quan, Principal, 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: 202.644.8683 

  • Niel Beggy, Principal, Avison Young: 301.417.1888

  • Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations, Avison Young: 312.957.7610

  • Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: 416.673.4028

Avison Young was a winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies program in 2011 and 2012 and requalified in 2013 to maintain its status as a Best Managed company.

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SOURCE: Avison Young Commercial Real Estate (BC)

For further information: Media Relations: Sherry Quan, 604.647.5098 or 604.726.0959,


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