Lease Beat

Avison Young Named Exclusive Office Leasing Agent of Strand Building

Strand Bookstore

Avison Young has been named the exclusive office leasing agent of The Strand Building at 826 Broadway,The Commercial Observer has learned.

Michael Leff, Anthony LoPresti and Stephen DeFlorio of the fast-growing commercial real estate services firm will manage leasing on behalf of the building’s landlord, Bass Real Estate. The Union Square-area property is home to the legendary Strand Book Store and its 18 miles of books. Read More

The Lobby

Shari Krasnow-Renzi Joins Avison Young, KKR & Co. Follows


Industry veteran Shari Krasnow-Renzi has joined Avison Young as a director of project management as part of the firm’s expansion of its project management services platform in New York City, the company announced today.

Ms. Krasnow-Renzi previously spent 15 years with Turner & Townsend, where she managed build-out and construction assignments.

She will oversee project Read More

The Lobby

Adam Rappaport Joins Avison Young Amid Continued Hiring Spree


Office-leasing specialist Adam Rappaport has joined Avison Young as principal, leaving Cushman & Wakefield after 13 years to join a growing list of industry pros to be scooped by the Canadian firm.

A string of hires within the last few months highlights the firm’s mission to expand its footprint across New York City and the United States — and Mr. Rappaport cited that as a motivator for his move.

“I am excited to be part of an organization that is poised for such tremendous growth, and look forward to leveraging my relationships and expertise to establish new avenues for business development,” Mr. Rappaport said, in a statement announcing his hiring. Read More