Lee & Associates Grows North Carolina Presence with Expansion into Charlotte

March 4, 2024 (CHARLOTTE, NC) – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, announces the opening of a new satellite office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The office will specialize in industrial and office landlord and tenant representation, with plans to strategically recruit teams to grow their capabilities in land, retail, multifamily, and investment sales.

The Lee & Associates Charlotte team will be led by Greg Pieratt, SIOR as President. Our Lee & Associates Raleigh Durham office will provide resources and assistance to ensure that the new Charlotte office is well-supported during its initial start-up period, until it transitions to a freestanding office.

“Lee & Associates' expansion into the Charlotte market signifies our entry into an important market and showcases our commitment to the Southeast region. The opportunity for us to deploy an incredibly talented leader with a long history of understanding our culture and success, we are extremely enthusiastic about the team Greg is leading and the future growth he will achieve in Charlotte,” said Jeffrey Rinkov, CEO of Lee & Associates. “We have had tremendous success in the Southeast, including in Raleigh Durham, and look forward to the collaboration and leadership provided by their office.”

Pieratt, a 20-year industry veteran, specializes in tenant representation and investment sales. Starting his commercial real estate career with Lee & Associates, he has been a Principal in the company for 16 years and has consistently ranked as a top producer for the last ten years. He has built deep relationships while advising his clients both locally and globally in scale. In the last five years, he has represented clients in over 200 sales and leasing transactions totaling more than $1 billion in consideration.

“My tenure with Lee & Associates has provided me with an extensive understanding of the unique broker-owned platform, and I am excited to bring that platform to a growing market like Charlotte. The state's economic growth and business-friendly leadership is abundantly evident,” said Pieratt. Moss Withers, CEO & Principal of Lee & Associates Raleigh Durham, added “Our expansion into Charlotte marks a critical milestone for not only our Raleigh Durham office, but all of our offices in the Southeast. Alongside Greg's leadership, we are committed to lending our expertise, dedication, and help to grow the culture in this new office. I have full confidence in the office's ability to thrive and to make a meaningful impact on the market while continuing to define Lee & Associate's momentum and success on the East Coast.”

Lee & Associates has established an emphasis on expansion. New office locations in the last five years include Tampa Bay, FL; Lafayette, LA; Lincoln, NE; Western Pennsylvania; Central California; Kansas City, KS; Baton Rouge, LA; Calgary, AB; Nashville, TN; Los Angeles – Downtown, CA; San Francisco, CA; Omaha, NE; Naples, FL; Washington, DC; Boston, MA; and Toronto, ON.

Lee & Associates offers an array of real estate services tailored to meet the needs of the company’s clients, including commercial real estate brokerage, integrated services, and construction services. Established in 1979, Lee & Associates is now an international firm with offices throughout North America. Our professionals regularly collaborate to make sure they are providing their clients with the most advanced, up-to-date market technology and information. For the latest news from Lee & Associates, visit lee-associates.com or follow us on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Link, our company blog.



Pamela Murphy Indihar
Lee & Associates
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