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Nelson Joins Avison Young NYC

Former Cushman & Wakefield Vice-Chairman to Become a Principal and Head of New York Metro Area Investment Sales
January 29, 2018
James Nelson has joined Avison Young as a principal and head of New York metro area investment sales.

Based in the firm's New York City office, Nelson will be tasked with leading and managing the company’s investment sales practice in the region.

Nelson brings more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience, most recently as a vice chairman with Cushman & Wakefield. Before that he was at Massey Knakal, where in 2004 he was named the youngest partner in company history.

"I am grateful to Cushman & Wakefield and hold the firm in the highest regard. I am especially thankful to Paul Massey and Bob Knakal for all they have done throughout my career. I look forward to this next great opportunity that lies ahead," states Nelson.

Nelson currently serves as chair of Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) commercial board of directors as well as the co-founder of The Colgate Real Estate Council and Real Estate Services Alliance. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from Colgate University.
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