NEW YORK CITY-Following the high-profile move of Arthur Mirante from Cushman & Wakefield to lead Avison Young’s New York City office, the Canadian-based commercial estate services company is aggressively expanding into the Manhattan market, making eight new hires effective immediately, has learned. The company has tapped Grubb & Ellis veterans Vincent Carrega, Neil C. Helman, Jon Epstein and Charles B. Kingsley as principals to lead the firm’s investment sales division.

The company has also hired Michael Berk, Steve Rooney, Jason Mazin and Miriam Halpert—also from Grubb—to work in the firm’s new Manhattan office. Berk and Rooney will serve as financial analysts; Mazin will take the reigns as marketing coordinator; and Halpert will join as an investment sales broker.

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