Avison Young appoints seasoned vet to lead project management

Avison Young has appointed Stephen Silverstein as managing director and principal, U.S. Project Management Services, according to a Wednesday announcement.

With over 25 years’ industry experience, Silverstein will spearhead the development of real estate solutions for AY’s office, industrial, retail and institutional clients, with his first priority being the integration of Studio Eagle.

Silverstein will be bicoastally located in AY’s East Coast Morristown office and West Coast Orange County, California, office.

Jeffrey Heller. (File photo)

“We are thrilled to have Stephen on board to lead Avison Young’s U.S. project management service line and to have him based here in our Morristown office to collaborate with our team on a regional level,” said Jeffrey Heller, principal and managing director of Avison Young’s New Jersey office. “Having known Stephen for close to 20 years from when he was working at Deloitte, I’ve witnessed firsthand his unmatched level of expertise and experience in design and construction management. I look forward to partnering with him at Avison Young as we continue to grow our platform and provide strategic solutions to our clients.”

As the lead of U.S. Project Management Services and an integral part of Avison Young’s strategy to deliver consultative, holistic offerings, Silverstein will accelerate growth across the U.S. through acquisitions, recruitment and new business development, with a focus on building upon existing talent within the Avison Young team, to help scale up Project Management as part of the firm’s real estate enterprise solutions.

Silverstein’s first priority will be the integration of the recently acquired workplace design firm, Studio Eagle, and the Tri-State Project Management teams, together with advancing AY’s internal platforms and service delivery across the U.S.

Silverstein’s past experience is extensive and includes 14 years with Deloitte as leader of real estate/workplace services, including multiple international real estate workplace strategies and implementations. Most recently, he served as global senior managing director for nearly six years at Cushman & Wakefield with institutional clients such as Bank of the West and AECOM, along with a prior role at CBRE as a director of global corporate services, serving clients such as Capital One and American Express.

“Stephen’s extensive corporate services experience, heavily focused on design and construction management, will be a valuable part of Avison Young’s project management team, comprised of more than 160 project managers — and growing — in markets across North America,” said Sheila Botting, principal and president Americas, professional services, Avison Young. “Stephen will substantially increase our overall market offering of consultative solutions, building our project and construction management platform across the U.S. and guiding clients through their evolving, customized real estate needs.”