Elias Porras, SIOR Joins Lee & Associates as Principal in Office, Healthcare and Industrial Sales & Leasing
MIAMI, Florida—July 1, 2020— Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services announces the addition of Elias Porras, SIOR as Principal specializing in Office, Healthcare and Industrial Sales and Leasing. With over 33 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate, Elias has an incredible reputation as a creative dealmaker in leasing, sales and acquisition and disposition of office, healthcare and industrial properties in the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach markets. He is best known for the representation of clients and commercial properties on behalf of corporate facility users in a variety of industries, as well as for property investors, owners and developers. He is an expert at providing brokerage and advisory services to corporate and regional clients for facility relocations, expansions, dispositions and lease restructuring.
Before joining Lee & Associates South Florida, Elias Porras spent the majority of his commercial real estate career with Colliers International, and along with his partners were the founders and principals at Commercial Property Realty Group in South Florida. During his career, Elias has been directly involved in Business Development, Sales and Leasing, Contract Negotiation, Financial Analysis, Facility Analysis and Planning, Cost Reduction Strategies, Market Analysis, Strategic Planning, Build-to-Suit, Sale Lease Back.
Elias Porras has a strong belief in honor and integrity, which has made him a respected leader in the industry. “I considered myself an "Advisor" to my clients and this is done by developing a great working relationship that is based on trust and doing the right thing for the client” said Elias. He believes that the servicing of a long-term relationship does not end at the finalization of a transaction. “A majority of my clients become good friends where we share experiences, good memories (both business and family) and have been known to drop a line or chase that illusive white ball around a golf course just to break things up a bit.”
“Elias Porras is a strong believer in relationships that go beyond a transaction.”
Elias has had the opportunity to work with some of the best companies and owners in the nation. Some of his deals include Terminix L.P., TruGreen, Williams Sonoma, HH Gregg, BCC Engineering, Pennoni Environmental Engineering, W.W. Grainger, American Express, Graebel Movers and Relocation, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bank of America, Countrywide Financial Services, Landsafe Title, WAC South Florida & New York, GSA US General Services Administration, WMPH Vacations, Clearly Medical Solutions, Health Extras, Humana, Ameripath, NeighborMD Management of Florida, Dreams Inc. just to name a few.
Elias Porras served as President of the Florida SIOR Chapter in 2017-2018. He has also been on the board of the Florida SIOR Chapter for over 15 years. He also served on the National Recruitment Committee with SIOR National.
“We are super excited to add Elias Porras to our team as much for his experience and professionalism as for his good-natured personality. The fact that someone of his caliber is joining the Lee South Florida team is testament to the vision Bill Lee founded 41 years ago and the organization we are assembling locally in South Florida,” says Matthew Rotolante, SIOR, CCIM – President of Lee & Associates South Florida.
With his professional experience and exceptional reputation in the South Florida market, Elias Porras will continue to be a market leader in Office, Healthcare and Industrial, with special interests in Investment Sales, Leasing and Advisory while providing his clients with exceptional service both locally and internationally leveraging Lee & Associates global network.
About Lee & Associates South Florida
Lee & Associates South Florida is a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm providing the highest level of service to South Florida’s diverse industrial, office, retail, multifamily, investment and land sectors. Our dedicated team of professionals is led by Matthew Rotolante, a 4th generation Miami native in a family that has owned and operated commercial property in the South Florida market since 1928. Our bilingual culture allows for open communications throughout the company, fostering collaboration and information sharing. In addition, the Lee & Associates’ robust national network that sold and leased nearly $16 Billion in commercial real estate in 2019 offers clients a cross-market platform of services and expertise across all asset specialties and representation roles.
About Lee & Associates
Lee & Associates is a commercial real estate brokerage, management and appraisal services firm. Established in 1979, Lee & Associates has grown its service platform to include offices in the United States and Canada. Lee & Associates provides superior market intelligence in office, industrial, retail, investment and appraisal to meet the specialized needs of our clients. For the latest news from Lee & Associates, visit lee-associates.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Link, our company blog.