Allen C. Buchanan

Allen C. Buchanan, SIOR | Principal
(714) 564-7104
DRE# 00870947

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Allen C. Buchanan, SIOR joined Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. – Orange in 1984 after five years in the consumer goods business with Procter and Gamble Distributing Company and the E and J Gallo Winery. Allen Buchanan has spent his real estate career in the industrial arena in North Orange and West Riverside County. His specialties include user representation, owner representation, and investment sales. Allen C. Buchanan became a shareholder in Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. – Orange in 1988. Mr. Buchanan is continually recognized as a Top Five Producer of the Orange office over the last 32 years.


  • Bachelors of Arts in Economics, University of Arkansas

Accreditations & Community Involvement

  • Association of Industrial Realtors (AIR)
  • Orange County Register Contributing Columnist
  • SIOR Member (Society of Industrial & Office Realtors)


  • 185,000 SF Sale – La Palma Avenue Anaheim, CA
  • 178,000 SF Lease – Lambert Avenue Brea, CA
  • 121,000 SF Sale – San Gorgorio, Riversides, CA
  • 54,000 SF Lease – Geary Street, Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • 48,000 SF Sale – Fee Ana / Miraloma Placentia, CA
  • 45,000 SF Lease – Kellogg Drive Anaheim, CA
  • 37,000 SF Lease – Trader Center Drive Riverside, CA
  • 31,000 SF Sale – Norwalk Santa Fe Spring, CA
  • 28,000 SF Sale – Crouse, Corona, CA
  • 27,000 SF Sale – Citation, Corona, CA

Partial Client List

  • Kilroy Realty
  • Trico Realty
  • Hager Pacific Properties
  • Richardson Properties
  • Allied Exhaust
  • Raymond Handling Solutions
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • DMG
  • Limbach Company LP

RSS Location Advice

  • Capital Markets - Institutional Investors May 24, 2024
    Commercial real estate ownership is divided into those that use it for their operations and those who rely upon the occupant to pay rent - also referred to as investors. Sure. There is a subset of occupant investors - those who own the building from which their business operates. But today’s column focuses upon another […]
  • SIOR Meanderings May 17, 2024
    From - “For more than 80 years, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) has been the leading global professional office and industrial real estate association, and continues to move the industry and our members' business forward as we drive the future of Commercial Real Estate. With 3,900 members in over 50 countries, SIOR […]
  • What Can The Southeast Teach Us About Commercial Real Estate May 10, 2024
    Semi-annually, an organization called Society of Industrial and Office Realtors - SIOR - gathers to compare notes on what’s happening around the country. This year’s soirée is in Florida and begins today. I’ll have more on this year’s spring conference in next week’s column. However, having not seen places like Savannah, Charleston, and Hilton Head […]
  • Top Ten Killers of Commercial Real Estate Deals May 3, 2024
    Today I must get my David Letterman on and discuss the top 10 reasons commercial real estate deals fail to close. As I have discussed in this column, ad nauseam, commercial real estate transactions are simply leases or purchases. We differ from our residential brethren, in that a large percentage of our transaction volume is […]
  • Occupant Mistakes April 26, 2024
    Occupants of commercial real estate, also referred to as users or occupiers fall into two categories - tenants or owners. To draw a finer distinction - both are tenants - however one genre pays rent to an unrelated third party, a landlord and the other pays rent to a related owner of the building. Most […]

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