Matthew Rotolante, SIOR, CCIM honored as a 2022 GlobeSt Industrial Influencer

Matthew Rotolante, SIOR, CCIM honored as a 2022 GlobeSt Industrial Influencer.

GlobeSt names their top picks for Industrial Influencer across US markets that serve the industry by navigating new trends in Industrial real estate.


September 2, 2022


The industrial asset class shows little sign of wear and tear, although it is equally true that the category is not surging as it did last year. That, though, is a function of the economy and not necessarily industrial’s fundamentals. Change, however, is underway in the category as we have discussed elsewhere in this issue and it will require the top men and women to continue to navigate these new trends. We believe we have picked that top talent with this year’s industrial influencers.


Matthew Rotolante, SIOR, CCIM

Matthew Rotolante, SIOR, CCIM, President at Lee & Associates South Florida Industrial Supply Chain & LogisticsMatthew Rotolante represents the fourth generation of a family that has bought and sold more than 3,000 acres of land in South Florida since 1928. Rotolante’s father-in-law, John Ballestero, served as PortMiami’s director of operations for 25 years, a connection that fostered a close relationship between Rotolante and PortMiami. Rotolante, who is president of Lee & Associates South Florida, has 18 years of experience and is one of the region’s most prolific industrial real estate brokers with more than $500 million in sale and lease transactions. Previously, Rotolante served as managing director of SVN South Commercial Real Estate in Miami. Since launching Lee & Associates South Florida, Rotolante has established a headquarters office in Doral, FL and built a team of nearly 20 brokers, including numerous top producers across all sectors. In 2021 alone, Rotolante closed 28 deals valued at more than $100 million in total transaction volume, including 11 leases totaling more than 390,000 square feet and 17 sales totaling $80.7 million. As an industrial specialist, Rotolante has separated himself from competitors during the past seven years by specializing in refrigerated warehouses; a niche product that took off during the pandemic. This put Rotolante in prime position as an industrial influencer to accommodate the growing demand for cold storage space. He is a past president of Miami’s Certified Commercial Investment Member chapter and he remains actively involved with the group.


About Lee & Associates South Florida

Lee & Associates South Florida is a fully vertical commercial real estate brokerage firm focused on industrial, office, retail, multifamily, investment and land sectors. Our dedicated team of professionals is led by Matthew Rotolante, CCIM, SIOR a 4th generation South Florida native in a family that has owned and operated commercial property here since 1928. Lee & Associates is the largest agent owned brokerage in the nation with Senior Agent’s ability to earn profit share resulting in the highest splits while still receiving full resources, support and leads from our national network. Our collaborative and cheerful culture allows for open communications throughout the company, fostering the sharing of information and best practices to better enable client decision making.  The Lee & Associates’ robust national network that sold and leased nearly $32.4 Billion in 2021 offers clients a cross-market platform of expertise and deal opportunities across all asset specialties and representation roles. For the latest news from Lee & Associates South Florida, visit or follow us on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Instagram, our company local news.

About Lee & Associates

Lee & Associates is a commercial real estate brokerage sales, leasing and management firm. Established in 1979, Lee & Associates has grown its service platform to include over 75 offices in the United States and Canada. Lee & Associates is the largest agent owned commercial real estate brokerage where agents get the greatest return for their efforts and hence are more committed and better enabled to provide superior results for their customers.  For the latest news from Lee & Associates, visit or follow us on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Link, our company blog.