Accomplished Industrial Brokers Join Lee & Associates South Florida

Accomplished Industrial Brokers Greg Milopoulos and Christian Baena Join Lee & Associates South Florida

New Principal Greg Milopoulos and Vice President Christian Baena bring over 20 years of combined industry experience, most recently with Newmark

MIAMI, Florida—March 30, 2023 — Lee & Associates South Florida further strengthened its market-leading team of industrial real estate specialists with the partnership arrival of new Principal Greg Milopoulos and Vice President Christian Baena. The duo has more than 20 years of development, investments sales, landlord and tenant representation experience in the region.

Based in Lee & Associates South Florida’s Deerfield Beach office, Milopoulos will head up the firm’s Broward County industrial activities while Baena is based in the firm’s Miami office. The duo will collectively work together representing clients in dispositions and generating investment sales opportunities throughout the tri-county area.

Both brokers come to Lee & Associates South Florida from Newmark, where their team represented a wide array of industrial owners and tenants.

“Greg and Christian are tremendous additions to our growing team,” Lee & Associates South Florida President Matthew Rotolante said. “Greg is a licensed Broker and General Contractor who grew up in Broward County assisting in the management of his father’s construction company, which lends him a unique ability to consult with his clients for their 40-year inspections, tenant buildouts and other capital improvements.  We are excited to add another Principal-level talent with institutional relationships and who has a granular understanding of market activity in Broward County over the past decade.”

Rotolante noted that the brokers’ decision to join Lee & Associates South Florida underscores the firm’s powerful culture, resources, and national referral network offered to its team.

A Broward County native, Milopoulos has leased over 1 million square feet in Florida throughout his career and completed over $90 million in acquisitions and dispositions for clients. Prior to entering the brokerage industry in 2010, he was involved in real estate development as a licensed general contractor. That experience gave him insight into ground-up construction and tenant improvement costs, a skillset he still utilizes today to help improve his client’s decision-making.

“We are thrilled to join forces with the best-in-class industrial brokers and other talented real estate professionals at Lee & Associates,” Milopoulos said. “Christian and I look forward to leveraging the firm’s platform, along with our vast experience and understanding of the local industrial market, to deliver optimal results for our clients locally and nationally.”

Baena gained his industrial real estate experience and expertise working on industrial teams at Newmark and FIP Commercial. He has completed over $20 million in acquisitions and dispositions for clients prior to joining Lee and Associates.

The Florida native – and Florida State University graduate - also spent time in Fort Lauderdale and New York City working as a Business Analyst for several mutual funds.

Both brokers are fluent in Spanish and English.

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 over $32 Billion in 2022 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.

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