Lee & Associates Expands into Washington, D.C.

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 Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia regional office. Simon, formerly Partner at NAI KLNB and based in Tysons Corner, Virginia, brings more than twelve years of diversified commercial real estate brokerage experience to this new position. Last December, Lee & Associates announced its intentions to establish a presence in the Nation’s Capital “within two years, timed with the ability to identify appropriate leadership to oversee operations and recruit talent.” Teaming with Simon to open the new office will be Pierce Kruetzer, also formerly with NAI KLNB, as a Principal.

“This is a career-defining opportunity to leverage my knowledge of the regional real estate marketplace and extensive business relationships with the resources of an international brokerage platform,” stated Josh Simon. “A constant refrain expressed by owners and investors is the lack of personalized service received from brokerage firms that have experienced continual consolidation and growth. A negative byproduct of this expansion is a disconnection on the local level where personal relationships and trust mean everything to achieve success. This has translated to a lack of passion and enthusiasm as new ownership, and the decision-making and protocols that come with it, move farther away from the individual offices. Lee & Associates employs a collaborative and empowering business model and we fully intend to compete with every national player in the Washington, D.C. area, particularly in the middle market space.”