SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LiquidSpace, the largest real-time network for office space, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark E. Rose to its board of directors. Rose is chair and chief executive officer of Avison Young, the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. The appointment, which comes on the heels of a significant growth announcement made by LiquidSpace earlier this month, will serve to drive the network's accelerated growth and strategically reinforce the company's evolving role within the real estate community.
"Mark Rose's industry knowledge, leadership experience and keen judgment will be valuable assets to LiquidSpace as we extend our network offering to serve and connect the broader commercial real estate industry," said Mark Gilbreath, founder and chief executive officer of LiquidSpace. "He is highly regarded by his peers, industry partners and customers."
"We are extremely fortunate to welcome Mark Rose to our board," added Gilbreath. "He brings vast experience from his past and current C-suite positions at three of the most highly regarded service-provider firms; a keen understanding of growth execution; nearly eight years leading the fastest-growing commercial real estate services provider; and strong strategic vision, having long been an advocate for technology-enabled change in the commercial real estate industry. As LiquidSpace continues to develop and deliver flexible office solutions for occupiers, asset owners and brokers alike, Mark will be a valuable advisor and ally."
LiquidSpace offers occupiers additional options to the traditional commercial real estate model. The platform provides more variety of space types, more real-time availability and more booking flexibility than any other product, enabling individuals and growing teams to dynamically scale their use of space at the natural pace and rhythm of their growth.
"The commercial real estate industry has been slow to adopt technology, but that is now changing," said Rose. "LiquidSpace is at the forefront of a generation of exciting technology companies that have the ability to create extraordinary value in our industry. I look forward to working closely with Mark and the LiquidSpace team."
Rose manages all strategic, financial and operational activities at Avison Young and has overseen its growth over the past 7.5 years from 290 real estate professionals in 11 offices in Canada to more than 2,200 professionals in 77 offices in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe. Prior to joining Avison Young, Rose served as the chief executive officer of Grubb & Ellis Company, as well as both chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Jones Lang LaSalle. In 2015, Commercial Property Executive named Rose one of the 13 most innovative executives worth watching; and Queens College in New York presented the Alumni Award to Rose. The award honors individuals whose successful careers and dedication to philanthropy and public service serve as models for Queens College students.
Rose earned a B.A. in Accounting from Queens College, where he served in the Student Senate, held student government positions, and played on the hockey team. In addition to serving on the Queens College Foundation's board of trustees, he is a member of the real estate advisory board of the University of Miami (FL) Business School.
LiquidSpace is the largest, real-time network for office space where startups, growing teams and service providers can connect with real estate owners, operators and private businesses that have space to share. Its platform transforms the entire commercial real estate process by successfully bringing each member of the supply chain together into one cohesive, productive network. LiquidSpace's online tools streamline communication among network members and simplify the discovery and transaction of office space, including an entirely reimagined legal framework that eliminates the cost and complexities of traditional leasing. Office space is now yours with a click. Pay by the month. No lease, no hassle. LiquidSpace is backed by leading investors and partners including Greylock Partners, Floodgate Fund, Shasta Ventures, Roth Capital, GPT Group, Black Diamond Ventures, Lucas Venture Group, Steelcase, CBRE and Avison Young.
About Avison Young
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 2,200 real estate professionals in 77 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.