Thirty-year industry veteran tapped to bolster company’s transaction management practice
Toronto, ON – Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, announced today that notable commercial real estate investment specialist Steven E. Geltzeiler has joined the firm to bolster the firm’s transaction management practice in New Jersey.
Geltzeiler, who joins the firm as Senior Vice-President, Brokerage and Transaction Management, brings over 30 years of wide-ranging industry knowledge to his new post. In his new role, Geltzeiler will specialize in agency and tenant representation, enterprise solutions, and transactional business work, supporting the firm’s Morristown office.
“Having sat across the table from Steven for decades in a variety of complex transactions, I know firsthand the breadth of knowledge and professionalism that he is bringing to our firm,” states Jeffrey L. Heller, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s New Jersey office. “Leadership from industry veterans like Steven is critical to an efficient and consistent client-service model, and we’re pleased to have him onboard.”
Noted for his diverse experience in both the ownership and service sides of the industry, Geltzeiler served as Director of Leasing at Denholtz & Associates since 2000, where he managed direct leasing and marketing for a large New Jersey portfolio, along with asset management responsibilities in Illinois, Kentucky and Florida. In the last six years alone, Geltzeiler negotiated over 3.5 million square-feet (sf) in lease transactions valued at approximately $200 million.
“I’m excited to join Avison Young, a firm that aligns perfectly not only with my market expertise, but also my collaborative professional philosophy,” comments Geltzeiler. “I’m eager to work with the firm’s outstanding New Jersey team to grow our practice here in the State while maintaining its enduring reputation of superior brokerage and consulting solutions.”
Steve started his career as a CPA for the accounting firm Touche Ross & Co. He is also a graduate of Lehigh University. Prior to joining Denholtz & Associates, Geltzeiler served as Director of Leasing for Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and Senior Vice-President for Bender & Company, a commercial leasing agency based in Livingston, N.J. Throughout his career, Geltzeiler managed leasing and marketing for a variety of large-scale clients in the region, including Prudential, MetLife, and New York Life.
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 1,500 real estate professionals in 57 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.