Behind the scenes of Avison Young’s NYC debut

Canadian firm racks up brokers, now looking to close deals
By Adam Piore | July 20, 2012 10:30AM

From the July issue: Greg Kraut’s Park Avenue office isn’t your typical executive suite. The rented space is about the size of a small restaurant coat-check room, and Kraut shares it with a secretary and his office manager.

When the 36-year-old commercial broker left a secure position at CBRE to open up Avison Young’s New York City headquarters last fall, he was the only local employee for the Canadian firm. So he rented space on a hallway of tiny temporary offices teeming with start-ups. [more]