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NAI Global Appoints Olshonsky to Senior Executive Role

Industry Veteran Replaces Finn as President of CRE Network
December 4, 2012
Newly appointed NAI Global President Jay Olshonsky
Newly appointed NAI Global President Jay Olshonsky
NAI Global, a worldwide network of real estate firms, has named Jay Olshonsky as president of NAI Global. In his new role he will report directly to Geoff Woodward, senior managing director of C-III Capital Partners, NAI's parent company. Olshonsky is replacing Jeffrey Finn as senior executive at the firm, while Finn will serve as an advisor throughout the transition period.

"I am very pleased to have the opportunity to take the baton from Jeff and continue to develop and implement the next phase of NAI Global’s growth strategy," said Olshonsky. "Our employees and network members are NAI Global’s most precious assets and they have been the cornerstone of our company’s long-term success. I am confident that together we will continue to enhance and expand NAI Global’s platform and extend our leadership position in the industry."

Previously serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer of NAI Global in New York City, Olshonsky brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role. Prior to joining NAI Global in 2010, Olshonsky served as managing director at CBRE for 15 years, running the Washington, DC office with more than 75 brokers, 200 employees and over $100 million in revenue.

Olshonsky is frequently invited to speak at industry and association events across the country, and is proud of his active involvement in community development efforts. He has served as chairman of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Commercial Alliance, and as president of both the Washington DC Association of Realtors and the Greater Washington DC Commercial Association of Realtors.

"Jay has a proven track record of success throughout the commercial real estate services industry. His depth and breadth of experience is the perfect fit for leading NAI Global," said Geoffrey Woodward. He added, "On behalf of the entire firm and NAI Global’s parent company, C-III Capital Partners, I thank Jeff [Finn] for his leadership and contributions that have helped NAI grow into a leading player throughout the commercial real estate services industry. We wish him the best in his future endeavors and appreciate his future support."

NAI Global is a network of more than 5,000 professionals in 350 offices across 55 countries. Combined annual transactions top $45 billion while managing a portfolio of more than 300 million square feet of commercial space. The firm became a wholly-owned subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners through an acquisition finalized earlier this year.
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