Office leasing specialist joins as Principal
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Feb. 8, 2013
Nick Slonek, Avison Young
Principal and Managing Director of the company's
office, announced today that veteran commercial real estate broker
has joined Avison Young's
brokerage operations in
Effective immediately, Linsmayer joins Avison Young as a Principal. He will focus on brokerage services, including the representation of corporate tenants, investors and landlords, as well as capital markets and advisory services transactions in the
San Francisco Bay Area
and throughout the expanding Avison Young platform.
"We are pleased to have
join our growing operation in
," comments Slonek. "The addition of David to the downtown
office further emphasizes Avison Young's commitment to attracting top-tier talent to the company's already strong ranks. David's skill sets and overall sound fundamentals are widely appreciated ― not only among his clients, but also his peers. His dedication to client service will produce huge dividends for us culturally and financially. Similar quality individuals will join us as a result of this strong hire."
Linsmayer brings 22 years of real estate industry experience to Avison Young in the areas of office, industrial and retail leasing, commercial property valuation and appraisal. He has represented a wide variety of clients in the fields of finance, insurance, technology, professional services, biotech, law, education, environmental, and non-profit. During the last 15 years, Linsmayer has negotiated 2,000-plus leases on behalf of his clients representing more than 6.5 million square feet throughout the
San Francisco Bay Area
. Linsmayer's clients include Pfizer, CNN, Time Warner, the
University of Pennsylvania
, Medivation, The Carlyle Group,
& Company, Celgene, Environmental Defense Fund, Cantor Fitzgerald, ZoomSystems, Almac Clinical, and JP Morgan.
From 2008 to 2013, Linsmayer was as a Senior Vice-President with
Jones Lang LaSalle
. Before then, he served as a Vice-President and original member of the
office of The Staubach Company (1999 to 2008). During his tenure at Staubach and JLL, Linsmayer was a nine-time "Top Achiever", and CoStar Power Broker in 2009 and 2011.
"I am excited to be joining Avison Young and look forward to contributing to the growth of the company on a local, national and international basis," states Linsmayer. "The team in
is very familiar to me as I've known the members for many years. Avison Young's Principal-owned platform and market-leading, client-focused philosophy will serve both our customers and team members well. I look forward to continuing my career at Avison Young and building on the company's momentum and successes."
Linsmayer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison
and is a licensed
real estate broker. In addition, he has completed a number of real estate-related courses in the areas of leasing, finance, mortgage lending, property valuation, and property management as part of his professional training.
Founded in 1978, Avison Young is Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services company. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Avison Young is also the largest Canadian-owned, principal-managed commercial real estate brokerage firm in North America. Comprising more than 1,100 real estate professionals in 43 offices across Canada and the U.S., the full-service commercial real estate company provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-residential properties.
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