Jeffrey Heller, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company’s New Jersey office, announced that debt and equity professional George Gnad has joined the firm in New Jersey, along with Jonathan Kristofich and Michael Winters.
Effective immediately, Gnad becomes a Principal of Avison Young while Kristofich and Winters join as a Vice-President and Senior Associate, respectively, in the firm’s New Jersey office. Gnad will lead Avison Young’s debt and equity efforts in New Jersey, working closely with his colleagues in New Jersey and across the Tri-State region.
Gnad, who previously served as a director at Cushman & Wakefield, and its predecessor, Massey Knakal Realty Services, is an industry leader in the debt and equity arena – having spent more than 25 years as a front-line portfolio lender. Prior to that, Gnad was head of U.S. real estate at Bayern LB, a major German real estate bank where he was responsible for a team of 20 banking professionals, originating more than $10 billion of commercial mortgages.
Kristofich, who was previously a director at Cushman & Wakefield and Massey Knakal, underwrote more than 100 buildings with an aggregate value in excess of $250 million with the assistance of Winters during his tenure at Cushman & Wakefield.
Since entering the New York City market in 2012, Avison Young has rapidly expanded its Tri-State market presence. The firm has opened offices in New Jersey, Long Island and Fairfield/ Westchester in addition to New York City, and has experienced rapid growth through a series of high-profile hires and strategic acquisitions.
Gnad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College as well as a Master of Business Administration in finance from Seton Hall University. He is a current sponsorship chair of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) New Jersey chapter and the former national chair of the Real Estate Lenders Association (RELA).
Kristofich is a graduate of Manhattan College and earned his Master of City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Rutgers University. Winters earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Northeastern University.
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