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Rick Marchisio is Co-Founder and President & Principal of Lee & Associates New Jersey offices. As a New Jersey industrial real estate professional with over 23 years of experience, Rick has guided clients through all aspects of the acquisition and disposition of industrial property throughout New Jersey. Recognizing a void, and hence a need need for a full service commercial real estate services provider serving the needs of middle and upper middle market corporations and property owners in New Jersey was the catalyst for joining forces with Co-founder Brian Lynch to open Lee & Associates in New Jersey in early 2009.

Career History / Professional Recognition

Prior to opening the Lee & Associates New Jersey office, Rick served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Grubb & Ellis Company New Jersey. His tenure as both a broker and as Managing Director with Grubb & Ellis stems back to early 1996. During the later half of this period of time he was responsible for all the company’s service lines including brokerage, property management, consulting and project and construction management. Before joining Grubb & Ellis Company Rick was an industrial broker with Bussel Realty Corporation in Edison New Jersey, a local industrial firm serving the middle market. Having spent half his career in the world of “boutique” local firms and the later part of his career with a national full service provider has afforded Rick the opportunity to view the world of commercial real estate from varied vantage points; a trait his customers and clients alike find beneficial.

Affiliations / Education

Rick holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As an active real estate professional in New Jersey Rick is frequently seen as a panelist or moderator at real estate and business conferences statewide. He is on the Advisory Board of Real Estate New Jersey magazine, and is regularly quoted in real estate trade publications, newspapers and business magazines. In addition to numerous affiliations, Rick is Vice President of Associate Affairs and a board member of New Jersey NAIOP, one of NAIOP’s most influential and active Chapters nationwide. During his time at Grubb & Ellis New Jersey the New Jersey offices were awarded the designation of Top Producing Office, both in 2001 and again in 2005. In 2005 Rick was recognized as Grubb & Ellis’ Managing Director of the Year. Rick is active with the March of Dimes and The American Heart Association.

Recent Transactions

  • 250,000 sf industrial lease/purchase to Vantage Custom Classics
  • 142,000 sf industrial sale on behalf of Everready Battery
  • 274,000 sf industrial sale from Random House to VCC
  • 98,000 sf lease to Signal Apparel
  • 52 building portfolio sale from Rickel Home Centers to Staples and other retailers
  • 116,000 sf industrial lease to Judy Philippine Fashions
  • 78,000 sf long term lease to Distributor Metals Corporation