Jul 20, 2018
Mitti Liebersohn was born in Israel, moved to Australia when he was 3, and finally set roots in the United States when he was 13 years old. Mitti has more than 30 years of experience representing many of the nation’s premier corporations in transactions totaling well in excess of 25 million SF. As President and Managing Director of Avison Young’s New York City Office he is responsible for business development, growing revenue and building strategic industry relationships to elevate the company’s position in both the New York City marketplace and nationally as well. Prior to joining Avison Young, Mitti served as Vice Chairman at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he oversaw numerous national account portfolios, and prior to 2011, served as a Vice Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, where he was named one of the company’s top 20 brokers internationally for fifteen consecutive years. An avid collector of hand signed vintage guitars by legends in the music world; Mitti has two sons and is happily married to his wife Melissa Greeenwald.
At 3:12, Mitti Liebersohn discusses working in a dog store while going to school for television production at Hofstra University. At 4:20, Mitti informs us on how he got his start in the real estate industry at Sutton & Town brokerage. At 6:24, he talks about the biggest risk he has taken in business. At 11:47, Mitti stresses why one needs to be surrounded with the best. At 13:21, he shares Arthur Mirante’s convincing words, which ultimately sealed the deal in Mitti joining Avison Young. At 17:05, Mitti points out that he is always on the search to find out how the best coaches are the best coaches. At 17:54, he explains AY’s “no team model” and internal competition within firms that utilize the team model. At 21:41, Mitti’s unsolicited advice is to “Don’t work out of a state of fear.” At 22:12, he notes that he is a classic car fanatic. At 23:08, Mitti Liebersohn reflects on his successful career in the real estate industry.