Joseph Jarkesy, CCIM, Joins Lee & Associate South Florida as Senior Vice President of Office Landlord Agency and Tenant Representation

Joseph Jarkesy, CCIM, Senior Vice President of Office Landlord Agency and Tenant Rep

MIAMI, Florida—November 11, 2020—Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services announces the addition of Joseph Jarkesy, CCIM, as Senior Vice President specializing in Office landlord agency and tenant representation throughout South Florida with a keen discipline in the growing Broward Office market.

Joseph Jarkesy has over 16 years industry experience in commercial real estate in South Florida, and in the past 5 years alone has brokered over $40 million in commercial real estate transactions.  He is adept at guiding real estate owners through the leasing of their properties, as well as acquisition, holding, and disposition of their real estate assets, and ensuring their buildings perform. As a South Florida native, Mr. Jarkesy has developed the in-depth, local market knowledge to strategically advise his clients on commercial real estate trends and forecasts. His expertise, experience and hard work ethic makes him a key partner toward maximizing the performance of his client’s real estate assets.

With the effects of COVID rippling through the south Florida office market, Joseph has been quick to come to the aide of his clients. “COVID-19 has changed the office leasing landscape over the past 9 months.  The same old status quo that some of my competitors got away with during a hotter economy is now showing its flaws; our clients recognize my market knowledge, experience, and direct approach has been highly successful at absorbing their vacancy and shielding them from the negative effects other buildings are experiencing in this market. Every building in this market has different qualities, advantages, and disadvantages. Understanding these differences allows me to guide tenants to the right buildings and identify the right tenants to fill vacancies quickly and smoothly.”

“There will be winners and losers going forward over the next 12 months as the search for a vaccine continues,” Joseph Jarkesy also notes, as we barrel through Q4 and enter an unprecedented market in 2021. “Landlord’s that recognize the value I bring to the table as a true office specialist will find their buildings performing better with higher occupancies and greater rents.”

Immediately upon joining Lee & Associates, Joseph has already hit the ground running gaining the confidence of Landlord’s with over 100,000 SF of new Office Leasing assignments in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas, and Pompano Beach neighborhoods.

“I liked that Lee is a pure brokerage company,” says Joseph Jarkesy when asked about joining the growing South Florida Lee & Associates office. “We have a local team of experienced and veteran brokers many of whom are CCIM and SIOR’s, and we are backed by a unified national platform that consistently delivers strong tenants into our marketplace from areas like New York, New Jersey and other high tax states. The fact I can earn higher splits from the office while still receiving the full resources and support I need to service my clients, means I am more incentivized than my competition to work that much harder for each and every deal.”

Prior to joining Lee & Associates South Florida, Joseph served as Vice President with Stiles where he focused on tenant and landlord representation for office and retail space in Broward County. Prior to that, he spent over a decade handling acquisition, holding and disposition with the Fitzgerald Group. Joseph Jarkesy is a graduate from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate and Finance, and actively participates in the South Florida Office Brokers Association (SFOBA). Joseph has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM institute in 2019. The CCIM designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of a graduate-level education curriculum and presentation of a portfolio of qualifying experience.

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 or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Link, our company blog.

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