Valerie Bowman Joins Lee & Associates, Broadens Corporate Services Capabilities

February 18, 2020
Pennsylvania—Lee & Associates, a national full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced today the addition of Valerie Bowman, as Executive Vice President. Ms. Bowman is a well-established Corporate Services executive, with significant experience and focus on global transaction management, portfolio optimization, and strategic planning for international corporate clients. Residing in Philadelphia and Toronto, Valerie represents multiple cross-border clients in the Life Science, Retail and Industrial arenas.

“Val brings a very important experience base and skillset to Lee & Associates,” said Brian Knowles, Principal at Lee & Associates. “Her expertise and extensive background in finance, corporate real estate consulting, management and business development complements our existing service lines, and leverages our national and international network. Inside her first week here, Val has secured a major assignment under the Lee & Associates banner. She’s going to continue to thrive here at Lee & Associates as a Life Sciences and Corporate Solutions leader,” concluded Knowles.

Prior to joining Lee & Associates, Valerie most recently held the title of Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Solutions at JLL where she was the transaction director for Verizon, SAP, Arris, Deloitte & EGS. Earlier in her career she was a member of CBRE’s Global Corporate Service group, managing real estate transactions on behalf of clients such as Cigna, Wyeth/Pfizer, Pioneer HiBred/DuPont, Ashland/Hercules, Sonepar and Right Management. Valerie has spearheaded significant and complex real estate transactions in the span of her 20-year commercial real estate career. The depth of her experience ranges from the management of Verizon’s 100M SF portfolio, to a pharmaceutical headquarters transaction in Tokyo, a $300 million-dollar office portfolio disposition, multiple data center build-to-suits, a college campus sale, as well as multiple sale-leaseback requirements.

For more information, please contact Dave Grove at 610.400.0501.
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About Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania
Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania began operations in May 2015 under the leadership of Principals Brian Knowles, CCIM, SIOR, and John Van Buskirk, SIOR. Long recognized individually as national leaders in the industrial real estate business, they have chosen to take their over 45 years of combined real estate experience in a new direction – as broker-owners of this new initiative. Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania is committed to providing market-leading research and support while remaining grounded in exceptional client service. For the latest news from Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter or visit us on the web at

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Celebrating more than 40 years of leadership excellence in commercial real estate, Lee & Associates is the largest broker-owned firm in North America with locations across the U.S. and Canada including California, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver BC and Wisconsin. With more than 800 brokers nationwide, Lee & Associates provides a wide range of specialized commercial real estate services on a local, regional and national level. For the latest news from Lee & Associates, visit or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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