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Professional Profile: Nicola Heryet 2016


  • Title: Principal
  • Company: Avison Young
  • Location: NewYork City
  • Birthplace: urley, suburb of London, England
Nicola Heryet, Avison Young

Education: University of Westminster, London, UK

First job: I worked for an Indian engineering company selling diesel engines in the UK and Europe.

First job in real estate or allied field: I worked in management for a residential property in New York City.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? At Avison Young, I represent tenant and landlord clients in the leasing and strategic planning of commercial real estate assets throughout NYC. Having just joined the company after 20 years with another firm, I’m excited about what the future holds for my career. Avison Young is the industry’s fastest growing real estate services firm and every day, I get to collaborate with some of the smartest people in this business.

How do you unwind from a busy day? After work, I enjoy socializing with friends and walking my two dogs!

Favorite book or author: “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah

Favorite movie: “Casablanca”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Sting’s latest album 57th and 9th.

One word to describe your work environment: Inspiring

Rules to live by in business: Be yourself and always adhere to a code of practicing good business ethics in everything you do.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?

I would love to take Margaret Thatcher to Peter Luger’s.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job)

I don’t necessarily have a specific job that I’ve always dreamt about. But I believe strongly that we all need to give back so my dream job would involve making a difference in this world and helping those in need.