Avison Young hires team to drive innovation

by Steve Randall12 Jul 2019

Avison Young has hired a highly regarded team to lead its global innovation practice.

John Sikaitis, Nick Guglietta and Carl Caputo join from JLL in Washington DC with a wealth of experience in senior management roles.

Sikaitis becomes a Principal of Avison Young and Chief Innovation Officer; Guglietta becomes Global Practice Lead, Product Development; and Caputo becomes Global Practice Lead, Data Science.

The three will continue to be based in Washington, DC.

"John, Nick and Carl's industry experience, deep market expertise and bespoke collaborative approach with clients perfectly align with Avison Young's strategic direction and our desire to find differentiated solutions for our clients' property and business challenges,” commented chair and CEO Mark E. Rose. “All three will play leading roles in the execution of data management, analytics, visualization, client and business intelligence, technological-solution platforms and technology partnerships."

Proven track record

Sikaitis brings 17 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. Reporting to Martin Dockrill, Avison Young Principal and COO, Global Operations, Sikaitis will sit on the firm's global executive committee and help guide the company's overall aggressive growth strategy and strategic direction.

"The addition of John, Nick and Carl demonstrates Avison Young's commitment to advance our service offering in an ever-changing business environment," notes Dockrill. "The new team has a proven track record of formulating ideas and executing on products and technologies that are intuitive to clients' needs and express the voice of the real estate professional.

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