September 1, 2020 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Lee & Associates, a leader in commercial real estate services throughout North America, announces the formation of a seven-member Advisory Group to operate alongside their current Board of Directors.

The inaugural Advisory Group members will be Luis AlmeidaAlma MilusoMaggie MontezWill PooleMichelle RhinoJessica Vasil, and Roland Weathers. Their term will commence on September 1, 2020.

In developing the Advisory Group, the Lee & Associates CEO, Board of Directors, and Presidents wanted to create something that embodied Lee & Associates’ culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion at a level that would continue to drive change throughout the entire organization.

“I am excited to work with this outstanding group of leaders.  I look forward to learning about their experiences and ideas of how we can create a welcoming and diverse work place, with a focus on attracting the best talent available for the many job functions our company has available.  The individuals selected for Lee & Associates inaugural Advisory Board have all expressed great enthusiasm for this initiative and I am grateful for their participation as well as the support they have received from their local offices,” said Jeffrey Rinkov, CEO of Lee & Associates.

Nominations for the Advisory Group were submitted by the Presidents of each of the Lee & Associates offices. Once the submission period closed, the CEO and Board of Directors underwent a review of a significant volume of nominations and the challenging process of selecting the seven most qualified professionals. Each Advisory Group Member will serve a one-year term, elections for the following terms will be held in June of each year.