Phillip DeRousse

Phillip DeRousse | Principal
office 714-564-7141
dre# 01933061




Phillip DeRousse is a Principal and Shareholder of Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.-Orange, a full service commercial real estate company and a member of the Lee & Associates group of companies. Phillip has served on the Board of Directors for the Orange office since 2019 to present. Phillip’s goal is to provide top notch customer service to his clients by providing real time market expertise of the Mid-Counties Industrial Market. Over the past 8 years, Phillip has completed over 200 lease and sale transactions consisting of industrial, land, and investment transactions representing a total consideration in excess of $195 Million. Prior to joining Lee & Associates, Phillip worked for the City of Santa Fe Springs for over a decade, where he specialized in the Conditional Use Permit and Regulatory Permit process. Phillip is a market expert in Industrial Real Estate in the Mid Counties area, including Cerritos, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Downey & Pico Rivera. The scope of Phillip’s work includes working with industrial building buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in the Mid Counties market. Born and raised in Whittier, California, Phillip has a great advantage with his familiarity of the market. Phillip is married with three children, ages 9, 5,4.

Specializing In

  • Industrial Sales
  • User Sales and Leasing
  • Owner Representation
  • Tenant Representation

Affiliations/Education/Career Recognition

  • Bachelor of Science – Whittier College
  • Broker, California State Department of Real Estate
  • Member, American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIR)
  • Associate of the Quarter - 3rd Quarter 2014, 1st Quarter 2105, 2nd Quarter 2015 & 3rd Quarter 2016

Partial Client List

  • Cailyn Cosmetics
  • Transglobe Auto
  • Air Sea Packing Group, Inc.
  • Laub Hunt Packaging Systems
  • Wilson Industrial Electrical Inc.
  • Vasquez Trucking
  • A&R Management Inc.
  • Polycoat Products, Inc.
  • Premier Packaging, Inc.
  • City of Santa Fe Springs
  • CNL Mannequins
  • MCM Woodworking
  • Lane Seven Apparel
  • Jason Tool & Engineering
  • Kaiser Transport

RSS Hutak & DeRousse Newsletter

  • I work with a lot of agents and no one does that. I’ll absolutely work with you guys May 18, 2023
    Response dated March 23, 2023, when providing guidance on lease and sale options for an out of market building owner. The backstory goes like this: Existing tenant notifies the owner of their intent to vacate. Ownership is aware of the Mid-Counties Industrial Team, Phillip DeRousse and Joel Hutak, due to a decade of active marketing […]
    Joel Hutak
  • I Don’t Want To Be The First But I Certainly Don’t Want To Be The Last January 4, 2023
    We were recently talking to a local investor that we’ve done business with over the years. In fact, we currently have two units available in one of their multi-tenant parks. The conversation was typical market updates, inquiries, tours, general activity type speak. He listened and responded with, “Has anyone dropped the price to get a […]
    Joel Hutak
  • Impact of Higher Mortgage Rates on Owner/User Buildings March 31, 2022
    For decades, industrial business owners throughout Southern California have been purchasing buildings for their own use. The concept first became popular in the 1970’s when developer Dunn Properties decided to sell individual buildings in their projects after experiencing sluggish lease-up activity. They were enormously successful in that effort, and it literally changed the industrial landscape […]
    Joel Hutak