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Maggie Montez is a founder of the Lee & Associates Palm Desert office. Maggie represents special servicers, lender/owners, along with prominent office and retail landlords, including Laurich Properties, CW Capital and Prudential. A Coachella Valley resident since 1988, Maggie has been an active commercial real estate agent brokering land, retail, office and investment transactions from Palm Springs to Coachella. She opened the Indian Wells office of CBRE in December 1995, and opened Lee & Associates – Palm Desert in March 2012.
Recent properties sold include:
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Shawna Strange is a Vice President with Lee & Associates in Palm Desert. Shawna specializes in retail leasing and has represented numerous prominent landlords, developers and tenants, including JPMorgan Chase Bank, MIG Real Estate and Prudential.
Shawna began her career in 2005 at CBRE assisting Maggie Montez, a Senior Vice President and was promoted into brokerage in 2007. In 2012, she joined the new Lee & Associates – Desert Cities office and has been responsible for the leasing of major properties throughout the Coachella Valley.
Dave Rapp is the President of the Lee & Associates Property Management Division in Palm Desert. Dave currently oversees the professional management of over 250,000 square feet of commercial office, professional associations, industrial, and retail properties in the Coachella Valley.
Prior to joining Lee & Associates in late 2015, Dave established and grew his own property management company in the Coachella Valley. Previous property management experience includes managing a nationwide portfolio of commercial properties from Rancho Mirage, CA and overseeing the professional management of local properties within the Coachella Valley. With over a decade of experience in managing commercial properties, Dave has established a wide network of vendors and professionals in the Coachella Valley to assist with the task of responding to the daily needs of active professional projects while maintaining them in a professional manner.
Dave moved to the Coachella Valley in 2004 from the Suburban Chicago area, where he managed an Inventory Management group and established an on demand digital print & distribution program for Standard Register. The move to the desert was inspired by a very cold Chicago winter and a desire to be closer to his wife Tiffany’s family.
Senior Vice President
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Prior to joining Lee & Associates in July 2015, Barney spent the previous 8 years with Baxley Properties in Palm Desert, CA and the preceding twenty-five years with Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., based in San Francisco, serving as a broker and in leadership positions including Executive Vice President and head of U.S. Industrial Brokerage, and Executive Vice President and head of Global Corporate Services. He was a member of the company’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Global Management Committee.
Since moving to the desert, Barney has established a position of market leadership in providing brokerage services to Coachella Valley Industrial and Office Landlords, Tenants, Investors and Developers. A partial list of successfully completed transactions includes:
Actively engaged in industrial and office real estate brokerage since 1970, Barney has extensive experience representing a broad spectrum of corporate, institutional and private investor clients with new site or facility acquisition, surplus property disposal, land assemblage for development, new development project marketing, financing and investment property sales.
Barney is a member of the Socity of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and has served as President of the Northern California Chapter. As a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), he has served on the Industrial and Office Park, and Corporate Real Estate Councils. As a member of CoreNet Global and its predecessor, the International Development Research Council (IDRC), he served on the Research Foundation Board of Directors, as Co-Chair of the Leadership Development Committee and on the Financial Review Board. In addition, he served as member of the Board on Certification for Corporate Real Estate (BCCR) Board of Directors.
Shalyn Montes, Associate
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Shalyn Montes has been the Office Manager with Lee & Associates in Palm Desert and is now transferring into brokerage. Being a licensed Real Estate professional, Shalyn already assists with showing property, completing lease transactions, and coordinating Tenants.
Shalyn began her real estate career as a Client Services Specialist in 2007 at CBRE assisting Maggie Montez, a Senior Vice President. In 2012, she joined the new Lee & Associates – Palm Desert office and moved into the role of Office Manager.
California State University, Chico; BS Sociology, Minor in Human Resources Management
Fabio Ceresa has been working in commercial real estate in the Coachella Valley since 1988. He has assisted investors, developers, and tenants in transactions from small leases to major acquisitions and developments.
Fabio earned his broker license in March 1992 and opened his office, Fabio Ceresa & Associates, Inc., in Palm Desert, CA in 1996. In December 2020, after the death of his long-time business partner and mentor, he joined the Palm Desert office of Lee & Associates.
Fabio is an avid golfer, and when not working, you may find him on the fairways.