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Lee & Associates Plans 2020 Road Map

October 21, 2019 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Expansive. That’s how Jeff Rinkov, CEO of Lee & Associates, sees the next year shaping up, both on a macro level for commercial real estate generally and more specifically for the firm he helms. For Lee, currently marking its 40th anniversary, that expansion trend builds on a theme. Rinkov reports that, fresh on the heels of opening new branches throughout the year–mostly in Eastern markets such as Washington, DC;…

Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets Team Jumps Ship to Lee & Associates

October 2, 2019 (FORT WASHINGTON, PA) – Locally-based commercial real estate brokerage firm Lee & Associates reports it has added four capital markets and asset services professionals to its operations here. All four executives—Bob Yoshimura, Joe Hill, Eric Mattson and Bruce Gordon—until their respective moves to Lee & Associates, held executive-level positions with Cushman & Wakefield. Yoshimura, Hill and Mattson, will continue to focus on institutional owners, such as large pension fund advisers, REITs, insurance companies…

Lee & Associates’ Brian Pohl: Chicago Apartment Demand Reaches All-Time High

For the Chicago region’s multifamily sector, the current environment marks both a high watermark for development and investment sales, and a tipping point in terms of emerging challenges. These range from obtaining joint venture equity to higher assessment valuations. Connect Media asked Lee & Associates principal Brian Pohl, who specializes in the acquisition, disposition, and placement of real estate investments in greater Chicago and throughout the Midwest, to map out the market’s terrain. Q: Across…

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…