Managing Principal
Lee & Associates Boston

Managing Principal

M: 617.899.0569



Bob Elmer is an attorney and real estate broker with 20+ years of litigation and real estate negotiation experience. Bob enjoys using his expertise to help his commercial tenant clients secure the most favorable lease terms, anticipate issues, and avoid disputes. Bob grew up in Buffalo, New York, but moved to his wife’s home city of Boston, Massachusetts in 1998. He and his wife, Kara, now live in Marblehead, MA, with their two children, Grace and Luke. In addition to recreational basketball, Bob enjoys his free time with his family, sailing in the summer months, and “catching air” on the ski slopes in the winter.

Bob is a Managing Principal/Co-founder of the Lee & Associates Boston office. He is a licensed attorney and licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts and New York. Bob started his professional career as a lawyer at Taylor, Duane, Barton & Gilman, a boutique litigation firm in Boston’s financial district. Bob has litigated commercial lease disputes, conflicts over letters of credit, and real estate commission disputes, among many other real estate related issues. After several years as a litigation partner at Taylor Duane, Bob transitioned to real estate advisory/brokerage work in 2010 to help commercial tenants identify and address their real estate needs while ensuring they reach their desired goals without surprises. From 2010 to 2020, as a Principal of both Landmark Real Estate Advisors and Property Works Advisory Group, Bob has worked with tenants from various industries, including law, technology, biotech, medical, manufacturing and logistics, restaurants, and entertainment concepts, among others. Although focused on Greater Boston, Bob regularly assists his real estate clients across the country and in Europe.


  • 2020 to Present: Managing Principal, Lee & Associates | Boston, MA
  • 2010 to Present: Principal, Property Works Advisory Group, LLC | Boston, MA
  • 2010 to Present: Of Counsel, Barton Gilman, LLP
  • 2010 to 2020: Principal, Landmark Real Estate Advisors, LLC | Boston, MA
  • 2005 to 2010: Partner, Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman, LLP
  • 1998 to 2005: Associate, Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman, LLP


  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame