Industry leader Keith Gurtler joins Avison Young in Boston

Aug 19, 2013, 09:00 ET from Avison Young Commercial Real Estate (BC)

Office leasing and investment sales specialist becomes Principal

BOSTON, MA, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Rick Kimball, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Boston office, announced today that leading commercial real estate broker Keith Gurtler has joined Avison Young in Boston.

Effective immediately, Gurtler, an office leasing and investment sales specialist, joins Avison Young as a Principal. Gurtler will continue to work in his specialty areas of office tenant representation, landlord representation and investment sales. He will complement the established suburban brokerage team of Jack Kerrigan and Steve Cook. Gurtler was most recently Executive Director of the capital markets group at Cushman & Wakefield in Boston.

"Avison Young is pleased to be expanding our roster with the talent and experience that Keith delivers," comments Kimball. "Keith is a proven industry leader and an ideal fit for our rapidly growing New England operation. Keith, who becomes the 10th Principal appointed in Boston, will add to our great team in suburban Boston, as his leasing knowledge and expertise will benefit landlords and tenants alike. He will also enable investors to achieve strong, consistent returns on their investment capital. Furthermore, through his leasing knowledge, extensive client roster and outstanding service, investors will have confidence that their properties will be leased to high-quality tenants over the long term."

Gurtler brings to Avison Young 17 years of real estate experience in Boston, focusing primarily on the Route 128 inner and outer suburban office and R&D markets. Gurtler started his real estate career in 1996 with the Trammell Crow Company (formerly Fallon Hines & O'Connor) before joining Jones Lang LaSalle in 2006 as a Senior Vice-President.

During his career, Gurtler has represented numerous corporate clients in Massachusetts and worldwide in the leasing and sales of office, industrial and R&D space. He has been involved in thousands of transactions with an aggregate value of more than $3.5 billion. Gurtler holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, and is involved with several charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society.

"I am thrilled to be continuing my career as a member of the talented and growing team at Avison Young. The collaborative, Principal-led culture is like nothing I have experienced throughout my career," says Gurtler. "I also look forward to teaming up with Jack Kerrigan and Steve Cook, two professionals with whom I have forged strong relationships with in the past, and I am excited about the opportunity to work with colleagues in Avison Young's offices across Canada and the U.S. as we help clients grow their businesses beyond New England."

Over the past four years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 50 offices and from 300 to more than 1,300 real estate professionals across Canada and the U.S.

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 1,300 real estate professionals in 50 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.

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  • Sherry Quan, Nat'l Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young:
    604.647-5098; cell: 604.726.0959
  • Rick Kimball, Principal and Managing Director, Boston, Avison Young: 617.758.8271
  • Keith Gurtler, Principal, Avison Young: 617.275.4424
  • Earl Webb, President, U.S. Operations, Avison Young: 312.957.7610
  • Mark Rose, Chair and CEO, Avison Young: 416.673.4028

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