YONKERS, NY-NAI Friedland has promoted Anthony Lembeck to CEOafter 15 years with the firm and brought in Jay Olshonsky tosucceed him as COO. Olshonsky joins NAI Friedland after 15 years asmanaging director and SVP with CB Richard Ellis in Washington,DC.

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During Olshonsky’s tenure with CBRE, he represented both ownersand occupiers in sales and leasing transactions. As SVP, he helpedspearhead efforts in the field of emerging renewable energy withnational utility companies and solar providers, placing solarsystems onto sites such as industrial parks, warehouses andshopping malls.

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Lembeck takes the CEO’s chair after about a year-and-a-half asCOO. Prior to that, he was EVP and manager of NAI Friedland’sindustrial division, representing Lockheed Martin Corp. exclusivelyon multiple transactions. He was also successful in placing the NewYork City Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Agency at itscurrent location in the Bronx.

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In a release, Lembeck welcomes his successor as the company’sCOO. “Jay is an incredibly astute individual, and I am thrilled tohave him with us at NAI Friedland,” he says. “He brings to us ‘bigfirm’ experience and believes our company has the potential to gainmarket share in every aspect of our business. I look forward toworking with him and know we will be a great team.”

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Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group's offices in New York City.