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Avison Young expands debt & equity platform with seasoned real estate professional

Avison Young expands debt & equity platform with seasoned real estate professional May 12, 2022

Jay Marshall brings more than 30 years of multi-asset class experience to the firm’s Fairfield/Westchester market

Norwalk, CT – Avison Young Principal & Managing Director Sean M. Cahill announced today the strategic hiring of Jay Marshall as Principal, specializing in the origination of debt, equity and structured finance investments on behalf of clients in markets including Fairfield, CT and Westchester, NY counties and nationally.

“I’m pleased to have one of the top debt & equity brokers in our market join our Avison Young team,” said Cahill. “I have known Jay for many years and he is a dynamic, energetic broker who will help us continue to build our full-service capital markets capabilities in the Fairfield/Westchester markets and across the national landscape.”  

Marshall has been active in all asset classes and over the last decade has had a primary focus on ground-up and value-add multi-family and industrial sectors. He has completed in excess of $8 billion in commercial real estate transactions, during the span of his nearly 35-year career, including leadership roles in commercial real estate firms in Connecticut and New York. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Real Estate Finance Association and NAIOP.

Prior to joining Avison Young, Marshall most recently served as Executive Vice President at Goedecke & Co. where he was responsible for origination of debt, equity and structured finance investments for clients throughout southern New England and Metro New York and around the country. The majority of his career was spent with HFF (now known as JLL), more than 25 years and attaining the role of Senior Managing Director. He began his career in 1988 with Harold D. Baker & Company in New York City. Marshall earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

“I am excited to join Avison Young, a people-centric, global firm that is willing to invest in quality individuals and cutting edge technology to better serve their clients’ needs,” commented Marshall. “They have a broad and balanced platform and I look forward to collaborating with experienced teams in leasing, investment sales, capital markets and project management to arrange customized solutions for clients’ real estate goals.”

“We are thrilled to have Jay’s multi-market knowledge bring added bench strength to Avison Young’s brokerage platform as we expand our client service offerings across the suburban Tri-State region,” said Dorothy Alpert, Avison Young Principal & Tri-State President Dorothy Alpert.

Avison Young creates real economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people. As a private company, our clients collaborate with an empowered partner who is invested in their success. Our integrated talent realizes the full potential of real estate by using global intelligence platforms that provide clients with insights and advantage. Together, we can create healthy, productive workplaces for employees, cities that are centers for prosperity for their citizens, and built spaces and places that create a net benefit to the economy, the environment and the community.

Avison Young is a 2022 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 11 consecutive years.

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