Highly regarded industry veteran will focus on agency leasing
Los Angeles, CA – July 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Christopher Cooper, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company’s Southern California region, announced today the strategic hiring of industry veteran Gail Goldstein as a Senior Vice-President in the company’s West Los Angeles office.
Goldstein brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. In her new role, she will focus primarily on agency leasing while leveraging her many tenant relationships. She will also work closely with Avison Young’s Southern California asset services and leasing teams and their clients. Goldstein most recently served as Regional Director – Leasing with Equity Office Properties in Santa Monica, CA.
“Gail is highly regarded in the industry for her proven expertise in leasing,” comments Cooper. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have her on board to assist in the growth of our Southern California agency leasing practice. She is an important addition to our expansion of services to better meet our clients’ needs.”
While with Equity Office Properties, Goldstein was responsible for the leasing of a 2.5-million-square-foot (msf) portfolio of office and retail buildings throughout Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Prior to that, she served as Project Director with Spieker Properties where she utilized a full spectrum of real estate service expertise, including asset management, leasing, property management, construction management, human resources and accounting. She also held the position of Senior Leasing Manager with Heitman Properties and was responsible for marketing and leasing a portfolio of six properties totaling 1.2 msf in four diverse Southern California markets.
“Through my extensive experience as an institutional owner, coupled with the platform and collaborative culture of an elite company such as Avison Young, we are poised to provide a principal-to-principal agency representation – something not readily available in the market,” states Goldstein. “Avison Young offers an impressive combination of corporate presence, bandwidth, a team of exceptional professionals and solid platform, while maintaining an entrepreneurial work environment. These key elements will provide me with the tools I need to achieve our clients’ goals and objectives.”
Goldstein holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). She is also a member of IREM’s Los Angeles chapter and the Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association (LACRA). She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on real estate/finance.
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 1,500 real estate professionals in 58 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.