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Avison Young expands its urban team in Boston
December 15, 2020
Industry veteran Jay Driscoll joins as Principal, focusing on occupier services
Boston, MA – Tom Collins, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s New England Region, today announced that industry veteran Jay Driscoll has joined Avison Young as a Principal. Driscoll is part of the Boston office’s urban team and focuses on advising landlords and tenants on their commercial real estate strategies in the downtown Boston market.
“Jay is an incredibly well liked and respected professional known for his market insight as well as his decades of trusted advice and counsel,” said Collins. “We couldn’t be prouder to have Jay join the firm as a Principal working on behalf of occupier and investor clients. He’s one of the best guys in the business and an ideal addition to our culture of partnership and collaboration.”
With nearly four decades of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Driscoll brings a wide range of expertise to the organization. He has worked across sectors with companies like AVIVA Life, Beacon Capital, Bingham McCutchen, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Lincoln National Life, Thompson/Reuters and UBS.
“I am joining friends here at Avison Young and am excited to begin the next chapter of my career working with them,” said Driscoll. “Having spent many years at one firm, it is energizing to join a talented group of people so focused on providing great service to their clients, backed by a platform built on data-driven insights.”
Driscoll joins Avison Young from Cushman & Wakefield, where he served as an Executive Director. He was a founding member of the firm’s National Tenant/Advisory Group and a member of its Broker Advisory Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Massachusetts.
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