Unlike other national firms that employ a traditional top-down approach to decision making, at Lee & Associates, we believe it's our brokers and principals in each independently-owned office who know best what their office and clients need. Each office is represented by its own President, who makes recommendations to our Board of Directors and Advisory Board. The Boards then works hand-in-hand with the CEO and corporate leadership team to initiate, execute, and maintain policies that best serve the company and our clients.
Jeffrey Rinkov, SIOR
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Jeffrey Rinkov, CEO of Lee & Associates, began his brokerage career in 1997 in our Lee & Associates Commerce office as an industrial agent. He transitioned from Associate to Shareholder in 2001; a designation earned based upon transaction volume and revenue. Rinkov served as the President of that office for eleven years, the last five of which he also served on the Lee & Associates Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee. In 2015, he accepted the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board of Lee & Associates, and during his tenure, company expansion and revenue growth have occurred at a record pace.
Rinkov graduated from Pepperdine University and is an active member in many industry organizations, including CCIM, CREW, ICSC, NAIOP, and SIOR. In his spare time, he can be found spending time with his wife and three children or training for an endurance race.
Director of Operations & Finance
Mary Eckel joined Lee & Associates in 1984 in our Lee & Associates Orange office. Three years later, she aided in the opening of the first Lee office outside of Orange County in Ontario, CA. Eckel is a graduate of the University of Redlands and has experience in operations, property management, and accounting.
Director of Marketing & PR
Pamela Murphy joined Lee & Associates in 2015 in our Lee & Associates Houston office. In 2019 she was promoted to the position of Director of Marketing & PR for North America. Since the expansion of her duties, she has elevated the quality of every aspect of Lee & Associates' marketing program. Murphy specializes in the strategy, design, and implementation of marketing and PR collateral, social media strategies, and internal operations. She graduated from the University of Houston, focusing on marketing, finance, and corporate entrepreneurship.
Lee & Associates delivers
Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned firm in North America, has been providing seamless, consistent execution and value-driven market-to-market services for our clients since 1979.
Our real estate services are tailored to exceed the needs of our local, national, and international clients by combining the latest technology, resources, and market intelligence with over 40 years of expertise to optimize results.