Highly regarded office leasing specialist to focus on tenant representation
DENVER, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Alec Wynne, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company's Denver office, announced today the strategic hiring of office leasing specialist Joe Sigdestad.
Effective immediately, Sigdestad becomes a Principal of Avison Young. Based in the firm's Denver office, he will focus on local and national tenant representation. With 23 years of commercial real estate experience in the Denver metropolitan market, Sigdestad was most recently with Cassidy Turley, where he served as a Senior Vice-President.
"Joe is a highly regarded industry veteran and a perfect fit to the Avison Young Principal-led culture," comments Wynne. "During his tenure as a commercial real estate professional in Denver, he has successfully developed significant relationships in both office tenant and landlord representation. Joe's market knowledge and established track record have provided his clients with optimal leverage in the negotiation process. We look forward to Joe building upon his high-level client base and being a significant contributor to growing Avison Young's market share in Denver."
During his career, Sigdestad has handled more than 7.4 million square feet of office transactions totaling more than $687 million in consideration. He has successfully represented and advised both local and national tenants on lease relocations, expansions and renewals, completing multiple transactions for the majority of his clients.
During his 21 years at Cassidy Turley, he was recognized as a Top 10 Producing Broker in 16 of those years. Sigdestad holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Colorado. He is a member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Realtors (DMCAR) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).
"I am extremely excited to be joining Avison Young for a variety of reasons," says Sigdestad. "Avison Young provides an entrepreneurial, client-focused working environment led by the company's Principals, who are creative, team-oriented leaders committed to providing exceptional service to our clients. The Principal-led, collaborative focus is unique in our industry and allows all of us to have common goals and objectives."
He adds: "With the rapid growth of the company in the past few years, it is obvious that this Principal-led approach is well-received in the brokerage arena, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues in North America and Europe as we continue to grow with this unique philosophy."
Avison Young opened its Denver office in December 2012 and has expanded it steadily since then. Sigdestad's hiring follows the appointments earlier this month of Principal David Hurtado, Project Manager Kortney Pedigo and Senior Vice-President Dawn McCombs in Denver.
Over the past six years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to 62 offices and from 300 to more than 1,700 real estate professionals in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
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 1,700 real estate professionals in 62 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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For further information/comment/photos:
- Sherry Quan, Principal, National Director of Communications & Media Relations, Avison Young: 604.647.5098; 604.726.0959
- Alec Wynne, Principal and Managing Director, Denver, Avison Young: 720.508.8112
- Joe Sigdestad, Principal, Avison Young: 720.508.8102
- 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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