Herb Agin attended Hunter College and Brooklyn Law School and joined Sutton & Towne, Inc. in 1972 as an industrial specialist. He was promoted to Director of Industrial Properties, and then to Vice President and Manager of the Long Island regional office.
In 1982, Agin formed Sutton & Edwards Inc., and as Principal and Managing Partner, established the firm in the Long Island marketplace. Sutton & Edwards achieved the honors of #1 Commercial Real Estate Brokerage on Long Island (1986) and 4th Fastest Growing Company on Long Island (1988). In 2006, CoStar Group ranked Sutton & Edwards among Long Island’s Top 5 Brokerage Firms.
In 1990, Agin was elected Chief Executive Officer of Sutton & Edwards, and expanded service expansion. Agin served as Chairman of the Board of TCN Worldwide for
five years. He served as Chairman Emeritus until early 2010 when Sutton & Edwards Inc. became Colliers International LI Inc.
Believing that giving back to the community that fostered his career Herb has devoted time and eff ort to the American Heart
Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Make a Wish foundation. In 2007 he was honored by the March of Dimes for his dedications to help in the fight against premature births and birth defects and in 2008 he was the Gala Chair for the American Heart Foundation. In 2009 Herb joined the
board of the Katz’s Women’s Hospital at North Shore Long Island Jewish.
In 1991, Herb with three associates, founded the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society (CIBS) to promote education and
cooperation between the brokerage, business and development community. He remains today as an adviser to the Board.
Additionally, Herb was a board member of the Real Estate practitioners Institute at C. W. Post and recently helped to inaugurate and is a board member of the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University. For his active participation in the business community he has been selected by Long Island Business News for two consecutive years as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Long Islanders”.
Hunter College; Brooklyn Law School