In 1979, Bill Lee’s vision became reality when he opened the first office of Lee & Associates in Orange County, California. Every Lee office is owned and operated by the real estate professionals, all of whom benefit from the sharing of real-time market intelligence that is vital to the delivery of superior commercial real estate services. The unique service platform has attracted some of the most experienced and talented real estate professionals in the industry, all of whom share Bill’s original vision of superior service through teamwork.
Lee & Associates offices offer a broad array of real estate services tailored to meet the needs of the company’s clients in each of the markets it serves. They include commercial real estate brokerage, property management, valuation, asset management and finance.
Now, the largest firm of its kind in North America. The company’s reach extends across the US, British Columbia and, most recently, to Europe through a strategic alliance with Gerald Eve.
Unlike other national firms that employ a traditional top-down approach to decision making, at Lee & Associates we believe it’s our broker/principals in each independently owned office who know best what their clients need. Each office is represented by its own President, who makes recommendations to a seven-member Board of Directors comprised of other Lee office Presidents. The Board then works hand-in-hand with the Chief Executive and Chief Operating officer to initiate, execute and maintain policies that best serve the company’s clients throughout the system.
LOCAL EXPERTISE. INTERNATIONAL REACH. WORLD CLASS.
Our structure is what makes our culture unique and attracts top professionals in the industry. They are like-minded, entrepreneurs who leverage their expertise to spur innovation and help Lee & Associates sustain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. We believe as owners of the company this separates them apart from their competition and creates one common goal; to provide seamless, consistent execution and value driven market-to-market services to their clients.
The people in each independently-owned and operated Lee office are committed to serving the needs and taking on the challenges of their local community. Whether it comes in the form of raising money for worthy causes as a group or volunteering as individuals for personal reasons, Lee brokers and support staff are active participants in the communities they serve.