Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 21, 2009
GVA Worldwide, a premier international commercial real estate services group, today announced Richard "Rick" Kimball has joined the organization as President and CEO - North America. In the position, Kimball is responsible for leading business development efforts and key brokerage activities in support of GVA's firms in the United States and Canada. He will also drive new market growth and expansion throughout the region. The newly-created position marks the first time GVA Worldwide will provide exclusive leadership for a particular demographic region.
Dallas-based GVA Cawley has been a partner in GVA Worldwide since 2004. Founded in 1986, the firm has established itself as a respected real estate brokerage and corporate services boutique. Its affiliation with GVA Worldwide provides the firm immediate access to more than 3,750 commercial real estate professionals in 25 countries to serve client real estate requirements wherever they may be.
"We are excited about Rick's leadership, support and newly focused effort in North America," said Tom Sutherland, Principal and Managing Director of GVA Cawley's Brokerage Services. "We believe this will bring new opportunities to further expand Corporate Services throughout North America. Rick understands the unique benefits our platform has to offer corporate users."
Kimball comes to GVA Worldwide from NAI Global, where he served as Executive Vice President of Brokerage Operations for the Americas and was responsible for developing strategic alliances and joint business ventures with internal and external partners. Before joining NAI in 2007, he worked with Colliers International as Executive Vice President of Business Development for more than eight years. Kimball began his career in commercial real estate services in brokerage and management roles with CBRE, where he worked for 17 years in Washington, D.C., and Oakland, Calif.
"GVA Worldwide is unique in that it has struck a terrific balance between an appreciation of the mindset of independent brokers and brokerage firms, and the importance of providing seamless services to clients under a consistent brand and unified delivery platform," said Kimball. "I look forward to building on this culture and using it to expand business and revitalize operations throughout North America, with the goal of positioning the organization as a leader in all markets it serves."
About GVA Cawley & GVA Worldwide
GVA Cawley is a full service commercial real estate services firm headquartered in Dallas, TX providing tenant representation, corporate services, owner representation, property management, property leasing, lease administration, construction and project management, design services, and project development, and sustainable services, among other client services. As part of the GVA Worldwide network, we are an international organization of real estate industry leaders serving key markets in 20 countries. The organization comprises more than 3,750 real estate professionals in 95 markets worldwide. In 2007, GVA Worldwide partners collectively completed $35 billion in transactions and managed more than 165 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and specialized property. For more information, visit http://www.gvacawley.com and http://www.gvaworldwide.com