After seven years away from Cushman & Wakefield, Delmonte is back as research director.

NEW YORK CITY–Research guru James Delmonte, a former principal and vice president of research at Avison Young, has joined Cushman & Wakefield as director of research, has learned EXCLUSIVELY. Delmonte was with Cushman earlier in his career, having served as an associate and a director as recently as 2006.

Prior to joining Avison Young, where he established a research department for the company’s New York City office, Delmonte served as VP and research director at Jones Lang LaSalle, directing the firm’s research operations throughout the New York tri-state area.

Now, with seven years experience as a research executive for two competitor firms, he rejoins Cushman & Wakefield to co-direct the department with Lori Albert, a 30-year veteran of its research team. Together they will lead a team of four research professionals in the firm’s Midtown and Downtown offices.

Says Ron Lo Russo, president, New York tri-state region, “James’ depth of knowledge on commercial real estate trends and opportunities within the tri-state region will better enable our research team to provide our brokerage professionals with the world class, real-time market information that our New York City clientele demands.”

?“James’ return to Cushman & Wakefield adds a wonderful complement to our outstanding, seasoned and dedicated team,” says Donald Noland, managing director, research. “He has a great pulse on the market and will serve as a mentor to some of our research professionals.”