Avison Young extends reach on Long Island with seasoned industrial and office leasing team

Avison Young extends reach on Long Island with seasoned industrial and office leasing team March 1, 2023

Premier team will deliver occupier solutions for tenants and industrial landlords across Long Island

Mellville, NY Avison Young today announced the strategic hiring of Leo Farrell as Principal for the Long Island region. Also joining Farrell are Edward Pidgeon as Senior Director and Paul Farrell as Associate. The team specializes in office and industrial leasing, land sales and acquisitions and build-to-suits throughout the Suffolk county and Long Island region.

“We are very excited to have Leo, Ed and Paul join Avison Young’s Long Island office,” said Ted Stratigos, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director, Long Island. “The team’s collective expertise and market knowledge will expand our industrial and occupier platform further across the Long Island area.”

Avison Young is powered by people and the addition of this successful, multi-sector tenant representation team, formerly with NAI Long Island, will help clients strategically solve their commercial real estate needs to acheive business goals. They will be responsible for growing the occupier solutions business and will also continue to deliver value to institutional landlords in the leasing, disposition and marketing of office and industrial buildings.

“This is an exciting transition for our team and we are looking forward to growing Avison Young’s service lines, especially given the activity of industrial and land transactions in the area,” said Farrell. “We were drawn to Avison Young’s people-first culture, its client-centric approach and its innovative technology solutions that support clients’ business goals by realizing the full potential of real estate.”

Farrell is a top-producing commercial real estate veteran with more than 30 years experience representing tenants and landlords on Long Island and nationally, including McDonald’s, Walmart, Northwell Health, Quality King Distributors and Marriott Hotels. He is also responsible for brokering the construction of more than 25 buildings totalling over one million square feet.

Pidgeon is one of Long Island’s leading brokers providing tenant representation, seller representation, investment sales, and property management. His focus is on industrial and office real estate transactions and has successfully completed more than $200 million in transactions in the last 15 years. 

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 nine consecutive years.

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Media contacts:

  • Sandra Hill, Manager, U.S. Media Relations: +1.281.853.5548
  • Nathan Reyna, Regional Media Relations & Content Specialist, Northeast & Midwest: +1.917.877.1697

Business Development:

  • Ted Stratigos, Principal and Managing Director, Mellville, Long Island: +1.516.962.5399
  • Leo Farrell, Principal, Long Island: +1.516.962.5406