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Commercial Real Estate Visionary and Founder of Lee & Associates, Bill Lee, Dies at the Age of 78

April 6, 2021 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – It is with sadness that Lee & Associates announces that company founder, Bill Lee, passed away after a long battle with cancer and cancer-related complications last night. He was 78 years old. Bill Lee founded Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services in 1979 in Orange County, CA. The company now has 65 locations across North America and employs over 1,300 people, with a year-end consideration value of over $14B in 2020. “I revisited all of…

Lee & Associates Expands Into Nashville, TN with New Satellite Office

March 24, 2021 (NASHVILLE, TN) – Lee & Associates, a leader in commercial real estate services throughout North America, announces the opening of a new satellite office in Nashville, Tennessee. The office will specialize in industrial, office, investment, and land brokerage, with plans to strategically recruit teams that will grow their capabilities in the market. The Lee & Associates Nashville team of professionals currently includes William Sisk, Brett Wallach, and Chad Matthews. Our Lee & Associates Atlanta office will provide resources and assistance…

Lee & Associates Seats Inaugural Seven-Member Advisory Board

September 1, 2020 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Lee & Associates, a leader in commercial real estate services throughout North America, announces the formation of a seven-member Advisory Board to operate alongside their current Board of Directors. The inaugural Advisory Board members will be Luis Almeida, Alma Miluso, Maggie Montez, Will Poole, Michelle Rhino, Jessica Vasil, and Roland Weathers. Their term will commence on September 1, 2020. In developing the Advisory Board, the Lee & Associates CEO, Board of Directors,…

Lee & Associates Grows Presence in the South with Latest Expansion: Naples, Florida

May 26, 2020 (NAPLES, FL) – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, announces the opening of a Naples, Florida location. The office will specialize in multifamily, retail, office, and industrial brokerage. Lee & Associates Naples will be led by Bill Young, Biagio Bernardo, and Brock Rasmussen. Their team consists of seven brokerage professionals, including Jeffrey Buckler, SIOR; Michael Mahan; Thomas Webb, CCIM, MSRE; and James Walls. In addition to their transactional agents, the team will also include Claire…

Lee & Associates Washington, DC Transitions From a Satellite Office to a Freestanding Office

May 19, 2020 (WASHINGTON, DC) – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, announced today that their Washington, DC office has transitioned from a satellite office to a freestanding office, granting them access to Lee & associates unique capital structure benefits. Lee & Associates Washington, DC is led by Josh Simon, who opened the satellite office in July of last year. Since the opening ten months ago, his office…

Lee & Associates Grows Northeast Presence with Latest Expansion: Boston, MA

April 30, 2020 (BOSTON, MA) – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, announces the opening of a Boston, Massachusetts location. The office will specialize in tenant representation for office, life sciences, industrial, and retail clients, with plans to strategically recruit teams that will grow their agency and capital markets capabilities in Boston and the larger New England market. Lee & Associates Boston will be led by Eric Solem, Ty…

Lee & Associates Expands into Spartanburg, SC

July 24, 2019 (SPARTANBURG, SC) – Lee & Associates Greenville is pleased to announce that Adam D. Padgett, SIOR and Jordan Skellie will be joining our team with the opening of our new satellite office in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Adam D. Padgett, SIOR will be joining our team as Executive Vice President / Principal and will be managing our Spartanburg office. He will be focusing his time on representing industrial owners/users and development projects. Adam has…

Lee & Associates Expands into Washington, D.C.

LEE & ASSOCIATES SELECTS JOSH SIMON, SIOR, AS PRESIDENT OF NEW WASHINGTON, D.C./NORTHERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL OFFICE The former NAI KLNB Partner and Pierce Kruetzer will focus on office landlord and tenant representation, retail and industrial leasing, debt services and investment sales   July 16, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America with more than 60 full-time offices, has named Josh Simon, SIOR, as President of its new…

Lee & Associates Expands Into Ontario With Second Canadian Office

April 30, 2019 (TORONTO, ON, CANADA) – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, announces the opening of its first office in Ontario, Canada. Lee & Associates Toronto will be headed by Mark Cascagnette, SIOR, and is the firm’s second office in Canada. “Our focus continues to be enhanced client services in North America, and we are always looking for markets that we can expand into to better serve…