CINCINNATI, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the US, announced today that Douglas Bolton has joined the firm as Managing Principal of the Cincinnati and Dayton offices. Mr. Bolton will oversee 100 associates, including 30 brokers and 50 property management professionals. He is responsible for business growth in the Cincinnati and Dayton markets, as well as recruiting, operational excellence and associate development. A 25-year veteran of the newspaper business, Mr. Bolton spent the past 11 years as Publisher of the Business Courier, a business news organization covering the greater Cincinnati region. During his tenure with the publication Bolton was responsible for impressive revenue and circulation growth. He oversaw paid circulation growth in each of the past five years and overall has seen circulation grow by nearly 10 percent from 2000-2010, a period when most publications have lost subscribers. Further, Mr. Bolton oversaw a diversification of the Courier's revenue to include a significant event platform and the introduction of online revenues.
Cassidy Turley CEO Mark Burkhart cited Mr. Bolton's energy, intelligence and vision, and noted that he is a well-known presence in the Cincinnati and Dayton communities. "When we learned Doug was interested in pursuing something outside of the media industry we were immediately interested in talking with him," Mr. Burkhart said. "His business connections and experience outside the commercial real estate industry will provide fresh perspective to key areas within our operation. I'm glad he is joining our team, and we look forward to leveraging his media, marketing and sales expertise to propel our continued growth in Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky."
Mr. Bolton said he felt honored to be joining the firm at a time of rapid growth. "Cassidy Turley is in the process of doing a number of exciting things locally and nationally and that makes this a good time for me to come in as new leadership. I see it as a huge opportunity and I'm looking forward to being involved in the details of business development in our region," Mr. Bolton said.
Cassidy Turley Regional Managing Principal, South Central Region, Doug Brandon, who led the search process that identified Bolton, said he is confident in Bolton's leadership qualities and looks forward to working with him to continue to build the company's success in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton.
Mr. Bolton is a member of the board of directors for the Daniel Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Rotary Club, the Better Business Bureau of Greater Cincinnati and the Visiting Nurse Association of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. He is an advisory board member at the Goering Center for Private & Family Business, the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati USA Regional Economic Partnership and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
A native of Piqua, Ohio, Mr. Bolton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Morehead State University.
About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with 3,000 professionals in 60 offices nationwide. The company represents a wide range of clients—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $17 billion in 2010, manages 430 million square feet on behalf of private, institutional and corporate clients and supports over 25,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and occupiers with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services—including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. In 2010, the firm enhanced its global service delivery outside of North America through its partnership with GVA. Please visit www.cassidyturley.com for more information about Cassidy Turley.
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