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Avison Young Continues Hiring Spree With Addition of John Ryan III

Industry veteran John Ryan III is the latest hire in Canadian real estate firm Avison Young’s mission to expand its footprint across New York City and the United States.

As Principal of the firm’s New York City office, Mr. Ryan will harness his 23 years of experience in tenant and landlord representation, providing brokerage services for key clients.

“I am thrilled by the opportunity to join Avison Young,” Mr. Ryan said, in a prepared statement.  “The positive trajectory of Avison Young’s growth nationally, as well as in the New York City market, where the firm has established a high-quality reputation in a relatively short period of time, has been very exciting to watch.”

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Mr. Ryan was most recently a managing director in the New York office of Jones Lang LaSalle, where he was awarded the “Top Gun” award the last three years.  Before that he was a director of leasing at Compass Management and Leasing, an asset manager for Sumitomo Realty & Development, and he began his career as a real estate broker at Grubb & Ellis.

His notable deals include the representation of Bank of America in its 1.6-million-square-foot lease and joint venture with The Durst Organization at One Bryant Park; and the bank’s 320,000-square-foot lease at 50 Rockefeller Plaza.  He also represented China Center/Vantone in a 200,000-square-foot lease at One World Trade Center; and he represented the landlord at 1285 Avenue of the Americas for a 890,000-square-foot lease signed by UBS.

“John has forged an impressive career as one of the industry’s most accomplished and strategic office leasing professionals,” said Greg Kraut, Avison Young principal and managing director of the company’s New York City office, in a prepared statement.  “As we look to further deepen our bench of industry-leading professionals that embody Avison Young’s commitment to best-in-class client service, we are very pleased to welcome someone of John’s caliber to our team.”

Mr. Ryan, a REBNY member, holds a Bachelor’s degree in policy and management studies from Dickinson College and a Master’s degree in business administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Recent hires at Avison Young include Anthony LoPresti and Walter Blyzniuk.

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