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Avison Young bolsters property management operations across the Northeast with promotion of established leader

Avison Young bolsters property management operations across the Northeast with promotion of established leader September 11, 2023

Rich Hillgardner, Principal, promoted to Regional Director, Northeast, Real Estate Management Services (REMS)

New York Avison Young today announced that Rich Hillgardner, Principal, has been elevated to Regional Director, Northeast for Real Estate Management Services (REMS). Based in New York, Hillgardner will lead the Avison Young REMS teams across the Northeast region, providing services to REMS clients.

“Rich’s elevation to this position is a testament to his exceptional leadership, unwavering dedication, commitment to client service, and remarkable track record of driving success within our organization,” said Randel Waites, Principal & Managing Director of U.S. Real Estate Management Services at Avison Young. “During Rich’s tenure at Avison Young, he has consistently exhibited a profound understanding of property management and strategic mindset that plays a pivotal role in our future growth and achievement in REMS in the Northeast."

Hillgardner joined Avison Young’s REMS team in 2018 and manages and supports the REMS portfolio of buildings ranging from commercial office and retail properties to industrial and residential assets and educational institutions. His expertise encompasses day-to-day operations, financial management, facilities management, and property management. In his 20-plus years in the New York real estate industry, Rich has been assigned to major accounts such as Citibank, UBS, and Salomon Smith Barney and also serves on Avison Young’s U.S. REMS Executive Committee.

“Avison Young’s property management team in the Northeast and across the U.S. has a proven track record with satisfied clients and I look forward to shaping the continued growth and direction of our REMS platform throughout the Northeast," said Hillgardner. "This firm fosters a collaborative culture that is focused on people, where different perspectives and ideas are welcomed. I could not be prouder to be a member of the Avison Young family."

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Media contact:

  • Nathan Reyna, Media Relations & Content Specialist, Central Region: 917.877.1697