PRESS RELEASE: Avison Young in New Jersey promotes Ed English to Principal

PRESS RELEASE: Avison Young in New Jersey promotes Ed English to Principal 7 Aug 2020

New Jersey  Jeff Heller, Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young in New Jersey, today announced that Edward M. English Jr.has been named to Principal. English, who has more than 10 years of commercial real estate experience in tenant representation and occupier solutions and has been with the firm since 2017.  He was with the former Cresa NJ office before it was acquired byAvison Young.  

The promotion marks an important milestone for English as Avison Young is a Principal-owned and-led global commercial real estate firm. In his new role as Principal, English will continue to lead a team advising occupiers of space on all aspects of single and multi-location transaction management, including lease renewals, new leases, subleases, purchases, and sales, as well as lease administration, lease audits, tax incentives, project/construction management, and sale-leasebacks.   

Since 2012, English’s team has overseen the completion of more than 250 real estate transactions in more than 60 markets throughout New Jersey, the U.S., and Canada. These transactions have included leases, purchases, sales, and build-to-suit projectsand have comprised of more than 5.4 million square feet of space and more than $560 million in transactional value.  

“We’re very pleased to recognize Ed for his numerous accomplishments by naming him a Principal in our office,” Heller said. “As a Principal-led organization, the Avison Young culture is built on collaboration and taking a longer-term view to meet client needs. Ed has long demonstrated a remarkable creativity in his work advising tenants and has played an integral role in the growth of our office and the development of our staff. We congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”  

Avison Young’s Principal-led model is a major differentiator from the publicly-traded firms, and it allows me to focus on the best outcomes for my clients, rather than outside shareholders. I’m honored to have been promoted to Principal and excited about the opportunity to play an even bigger role in the expansion of Avison Young’s tenant-representation service line and overall brokerage footprint throughout New Jersey and the U.S.,” added English. 

Throughout his career, English has advised a variety of CFOs, CEOs, and CREs on their real estate needs, with a primary focus on industrial and flex real estate obligations. These include high-tech and traditional manufacturing, light and heavy assembly, research and development, wet and dry labs, storage and distribution, as well as office spaces, labor force, and amenities to support their work.   

Avison Young has more than 600 Principals globally. Principals of Avison Young are industry leaders who exemplify the firm’s partnership structure, collaborative culture and client-centric business model. In addition, Principals have distinguished themselves in their fields of expertise while embracing the company’s dedication to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. 

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, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises thousands of real estate professionals in more than 100 offices around the world. The firm’s experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors.

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Wendy Lusardi, Marketing Manager, New Jersey
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