Avison Young Taps New Principal, President in NYC Office
Lauren Elkies Schram April 13, 2015, 11:13 a.m.
A. Mitti Liebersohn has been named principal and president of Avison Young‘s New York City office, joining company Principal and Tri-State President Arthur Mirante to grow the firm’s presence, the firm announced.
Mr. Liebersohn will be assuming the managing director responsibilities that Mr. Mirante had taken over from Greg Kraut, who transitioned to a senior broker role a couple of years ago.
Mr. Mirante previously told Commercial Observer he “took over Mr. Kraut’s job as managing director and will give that job back soon” to someone tapped internally or externally.
Most recently, Mr. Liebersohn served as a vice chairman at JLL, where he oversaw numerous national account portfolios. Among the companies he has represented are New York Life Insurance, Forbes, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, Deloitte, Playboy Enterprises, JetBlue, Barr Labs and Watson Pharmaceutical. In addition, he has assisted in the leasing of major Manhattan office buildings, including 100 Park Avenue, 475 Lexington Avenue, 575 Lexington Avenue, 600 Lexington Avenue, 237 Park Avenue, 400 Park Avenue, 10 East 53rd Street and 3 Columbus Circle.
Prior to joining JLL in 2011, Mr. Liebersohn served as a vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield.
“As we continue to drive the growth of Avison Young’s New York City presence, it is integral that we have a leader for the office who embodies our principal-led, collaborative culture and who has the relationships and experience necessary to forge new avenues of business development and attract top talent,” Mr. Mirante said in prepared remarks. “The client-centric culture that we’ve established is perfectly aligned with Mitti’s reputation for building longstanding relationships that have enabled him to become one of the country’s top industry professionals. As we welcome Mitti to the team, I look forward to working closely with him to expand our footprint in the city.”