Anita Veith joined Avison Young in the fall of 2018. Anita comes to Avison Young as an industry expert with over 25 years of successful experience in the commercial real estate industry, Anita has fostered relationships with local and national clients that include ING, JPMorgan, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers (Barings), Teacher’ Retirement Fund, BGK, Space Center and AtWater Commercial.
Anita began her career with Griffin Companies where she worked with the owner/developers of retail assets throughout Minnesota. Anita joined General Growth Management in 1993 as a Tenant Construction & Development Assistant. Anita assisted the Regional Construction Director, in the oversight of tenant improvements and the development of capital projects of the General Growth Properties REIT portfolio, which covered 10 million square feet throughout the United States.
Anita joined Northco Real Estate Services in 1996 as Property Manager and co-managed a 15 building, mixed use portfolio of 700,00 square feet. Shortly after joining Northco, she was chosen to manage a historic office building in the CDB of Minneapolis, previously known as The Soo Line Building.
Joining Welsh Companies in 1998, Anita was responsible for the management of two buildings in St. Paul, one located in the CDB of St. Paul and the other was a historical building in Lowertown, which was the home of the Army Corps of Engineers. In 2003, ING purchased a 2 million square foot, mixed use, industrial portfolio and Anita was responsible for rebranding the asset as well as implementing a comprehensive and accelerated deferred maintenance and capital plan, including a multi-year, $20 million roof replacement program and a $6 million wall repair/replacement program.
Anita joined United Properties in 2006 and worked with many clients that included retirement funds, special services and privately-owned companies. Her portfolio included industrial, office and medical buildings throughout the Twin Cities. Anita has an extensive knowledge of building operations and capital projects which has become invaluable to her current and past clients who still seek out her advice and who call upon her to perform a variety of consultation work.
Anita lives in a suburb of St. Paul where she enjoys her family, friends and her two horses in her free time.