Effective immediately, Cali becomes a Principal of Avison Young. Based in New Jersey, he will help lead the firm's data center and telecommunications practice. Cali was most recently a senior vice-president at Cushman & Wakefield in New Jersey.
"James is a wonderful addition to our firm," comments Heller. "He is an industry leader in the data center and telecommunications arena, and we are pleased to have him help lead our technology practice. His two decades-plus of experience working for telecommunications companies will be a valuable addition to our specialized service offerings, and provide specific data-center expertise to our clients throughout the world."
Cali brings more than 25 years of data center, telecommunications and commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, he was a senior vice-president of telecom and technology at DTZ, Cassidy Turley and Equis Corp. Before entering the commercial real estate industry, he worked for One Equity Partners, Global Crossing, Qwest Communications and Sprint in various executive roles.
"Having James join Avison Young and expand our service offerings in the region is the latest example of our firm's continuing success in attracting top industry talent who are seeking to benefit from our culture of collaboration and partnership," states Arthur Mirante, Avison Young Principal and President of the Tri-State region. "We are looking to expand the services that our clients need and want, and data center and telecommunications are certainly key among them."
Cali holds both a Master of Science degree in computer science and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from State University of New York College at Cortland.
"The opportunity to become a Principal, contribute to the firm's collaborative partnership model, and help lead the data center and telecommunications practice made my decision to join Avison Young an easy one," says Cali. "I look forward to using Avison Young's vast resources and expertise to provide new and existing clients with real estate solutions that enhance their technology offerings. I am also excited to work with the Avison Young team regionally, nationally and throughout the world as the firm expands its global data-center and telecom services."
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