By Joshua Burd
A former intern with Avison Young has joined the firm’s New Jersey industrial team as a full-time associate.
In the new role, Grant Otto will help develop business through identifying prospective clients, supporting team tenant and agency assignments, collecting market intelligence and aiding in the analysis and underwriting of deals for clients, the firm said. He will work under Matthew Turse and Tim Cadigan, senior vice presidents with AY’s New Jersey industrial team.
“We are thrilled to have Grant join our growing team,” said Jeffrey L. Heller, an Avison Young principal and its managing director in New Jersey. “Grant spent much of his Avison Young internship participating in hands-on commercial real estate and industrial market work, as well as gaining an understanding of our overall team dynamic. He aligned perfectly with our collaborative culture and is the kind of well-rounded and motivated professional we were seeking. It was an easy decision to make him a full-time member of our organization and we look forward to his future accomplishments as an official member of industrial team.”
As an intern last summer, Otto worked closely with Turse and Cadigan as part of a team in identifying and underwriting an 80,000-square-foot industrial deal in Linden, according to a news release. He was also responsible for assisting the team by creating market reports of commercial properties, gathering market research on CoStar and analyzing financial information of bids from potential developers.
Otto is a 2020 graduate of New York University, where he earned a bachelor’s in economics in addition to being a centerfielder for the baseball team. He is a licensed New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson.