Avison Young’s Morristown office — Courtesy: Avison Young
By Joshua Burd
Avison Young has named a new principal in New Jersey, recognizing one of its day-to-day leaders who has also played a key role in the company’s growth in the state.
Alex Kwartler, who is based in Morristown, is among the real estate services firm’s newest class of owners after joining in 2014. Since then, his role has expanded from property management to supervising operations in the firm’s New Jersey offices for the last six years, including financial reporting, budget forecasting, revenue projections, recruitment and liaising with brokers on their transactions.
He will now take on an expanded leadership role with Jeffrey Heller, an Avison Young principal and managing director of the New Jersey offices, and help drive the firm’s future performance in the state.
“Alex is the true backbone of our office and his work overseeing our day-to-day operations has helped Avison Young achieve significant growth in New Jersey,” Heller said. “He has been an essential partner to all of the personnel in our offices.”
Kwartler came to Avison Young in 2014 when it acquired the asset and property management business known as Kwartler Associates. The company on Tuesday noted that he has been a key participant in every major milestone in its growth in New Jersey, most notably the acquisition of the Cresa NJ-North/Central brokerage team in March 2017.
At the time, Kwartler oversaw the process for the acquisition, which served as a major step for the company’s presence in New Jersey, creating a second office in Metropark, adding several new members and bolstering the firm’s tenant representation service line, according to a news release. In 2015, he was named Avison Young New Jersey’s most valuable support professional.
“He is a proven leader, and this promotion is a natural next step for him at this point in his career,” Heller said. “This is a well-deserved promotion for Alex and I look forward to seeing what he will accomplish in the coming years as principal.”
Avison Young is led by more than 600 principals who it says exemplify the firm’s partnership structure, collaborative culture and client-centric business model, the news release said. Principals have also distinguished themselves in their fields of expertise while embracing the company’s commitment to creating real economic, social and environmental value.