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Industry Veteran Harbert Comes to Avison Young

Tri-state industry veteran Joe Harbert has joined Avison Young as director of operations for the Northeast region. In his new position, Harbert (pictured) will take a leadership role in enhancing the tri-state region’s service lines, including office leasing, investment sales, retail leasing and project management. He will also help recruit top-tier talent.

Harbert brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate industry experience to Avison Young, most recently as president of national client services for Colliers International. Before joining Colliers, he was COO for Cushman & Wakefield in the tri-state area and the firm’s New York metro region leader. Before moving to Cushman & Wakefield in 2004, he held senior executive positions with CBRE, Insignia/ESG and Edward S. Gordon.

“Joe is one of the most respected and well-liked professionals in our industry, and we are extremely happy and excited to have him on board,” said Earl Webb, Avison Young’s U.S. president.


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