Lee & Associates’ Craig Viergever Named GlobeSt Industrial Influencer
Lee & Associates' Craig Viergever has been selected as an honoree in the GlobeSt.com/Real Estate Forum Magazine 2020 edition of Industrial Influencers.
Even during a pandemic the industrial asset class continues to fare well. It would seem, to the uninitiated, that navigating this space was an easy task with every market and industry asset type ripe with opportunity. While fundamentals are robust for the industrial category, spotting a new opportunity, building a new market and finding the right tenant for a product in that market requires skill and expertise.
As always, our selections are not based on sheer numbers—who closed the most deals, for example, or racked up the highest deal volume. Rather, we look for the people, teams and organizations that have that skill and expertise and who made a mark in the past twelve months in this category. With that in mind, we present to you our picks for this year’s industrial influencers.
Craig Viergever is one of the leading brokers in the Atlanta industrial market. As an EVP and principal at Lee & Associates, Viergever represents both developers and investors and owner-user clients, specializing in manufacturers and distributors of goods and services across the US. He is regularly named a top producer in his market, and in the last three years, he has closed more than 134 transactions totaling 4.5 million square feet in the Atlanta area.
In addition to working diligently to close deals and serve his clients, Viergever is also a respected leader at the firm. He has been integral in growing the Lee & Associates’ agency leasing business, which has increased from two million to 20 million square feet in the last few years. He is an active mentor for new agents entering the firm, providing training and guidance to establish the next generation of brokers. He also serves as group leader of the Lee & Associates national industrial team.
Viergever is a board member at NAIOP and an SIOR board member and current treasurer. He is an executive board member of City of Atlanta NPUA, and serves as president of his neighborhood improvement board and chairman of the board of Bright Futures Atlanta and Bright Futures Academy.
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