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GlobeSt.com Names 2 Lee Principal’s as Women of Influence

GlobeSt.com has released their annual Women of Influence issue. This is the 26th year that they have covered the achievements of women in commercial real estate. Included are accounts of developments and deals and huge client wins as there are every year. In recent years, including this one, a change is in the air. The deals are getting bigger, the wins more numerous. Indeed, the number of women being recognized for their accomplishments is growing larger by the…

Complexities of Cold Storage Keep Supply Low as Demand Rises

With a booming tourism sector and a growing population overall, South Florida is an especially strong marketplace for cold storage warehouse space. It’s also a vantage point from which Lee & Associates South Florida’s President, Matthew Rotolante, a cold storage specialist, can provide insights into why demand in the sector is growing but supply is not. Q: We’ve been hearing that demand for refrigerated warehouse space is on the rise. Is supply keeping up with…

Lee’s Tale of Not Two, but Three Cities

The retail transformation is alive and well on both coasts. So say Lee & Associates brokers from L.A., Charleston and Manhattan. Of course, there are major differences, allowing for size and local market culture, as Lee & Associates brokers explain. How are Charleston, L.A. and New York City alike? Well, two out of three ain’t bad. For the former two metros, they’re alike in more ways than you would think, allowing of course for local…

Bricks to Clicks: Online Stores Get Real

Take an online concept, add some brick and mortar and a pinch of Wow Factor, and before long you have a successful format. So say the brokers of Lee & Associates. “Many online retailers that started opening brick-and-mortar stores have seen anywhere from a 30 to 40% increase in sales.” So says Rick Scardino, a principal in the Chicago office of Lee & Associates. He and his Temecula, CA-based colleague, SVP Brian Bielatowicz, are seeing…

Lee & Associates NYC Rebrands Sierra Project Management & Development Arms to Lee Name

Lee & Associates NYC’s property management and project management arms—Sierra Real Estate and Sierra Development—will now all share the Lee & Associates name. The companies will rebrand to become Lee & Associates Management and Lee & Associates Development in an effort to capitalize on the Lee name Lee & Associates NYC leadership feels it built on the brokerage side in New York City, said Peter Braus, the managing principal at Lee. After undergoing a significant expansion…

Lee & Associates team of Cheney and Coppola Negotiate Long-Term Lease for SkySong 5 in Arizona

Andrew Cheney, CCIM, CRE, SIOR and Craig Coppola, CCIM, CRE, SIOR of Lee & Associates – Arizona, representing SkySong 5, has negotiated a 10-year lease with Berkadia for an entire floor of the six-story building that’s currently under construction. When completed, the building will be the tallest property in Scottsdale, AZ. SkySong 5 welcomes commercial real estate tenant Berkadia Construction on SkySong 5 is underway and so is leasing efforts as Berkadia signs on for an entire…

Seven-building business park near Charleston Air Force base fetches $69 million

The Aviation Business Park, a 342,042-SF business park facility that encompasses seven buildings spread out over 29 acres located along Interstate 26 between Remount Road and Aviation Avenue was purchased by Greenville Corporate, LLC, for $69 million. Bob Nuttall & Reid Davis Lee & Associates Charleston represented the buyer Greenville Corp., LLC      

Lee & Associates brokers$16.5 M sale of 146-unit, two-story apartment complex in Phoenix

Lee & Associates Arizona principal Todd Braun, representing the seller Union Hills Equity, LLC, brokered the sale of Connect on Union in Phoenix for $16.5 million. The buyer, Western Wealth Capital, was assisted by Ric Holway of Berkadia Real Estate Advisors.      

Warfield acquires 91-acre mixed use development in historic Sykesville in Columbia, MA

Dennis Boyle of Lee & Associates Maryland will oversee leasing and marketing activities for the commercial, retail and hospitality components.