Lee & Associates South Florida Welcomes Ben Key as Principal

Ben Key, Principal at Lee & Associates South Florida, Specializing in Retail and Industrial Value-Add Strategy, Leasing, Acquisition and Disposition, and Property Management

Industry veteran specializes in all aspects of retail and industrial real estate.

MIAMI, Florida—February 22, 2024 — Lee & Associates South Florida strengthened its market-leading team of talented commercial real estate brokers with the addition of Ben Key as Principal. Operating out of the firm’s Miami and Deerfield Beach offices, Key brings a diversified 20-year background in various components of real estate brokerage and management.

Key specializes in retail and industrial value-add, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and property management. He has expertise in the transformation of underperforming properties and excels at tenant relations.

Prior to joining Lee & Associates South Florida, Ben Key was the Founder and Principal of BKRE, LLC, where he honed a unique approach to property management and turnaround strategies. Starting in Houston in 1999, Ben's company expanded to Florida a decade later. Key’s past experience also included roles as Broker Associate with Indermuele & Co. and Republic Central Realty.

“Ben Key has a highly impressive track record in Texas and Florida,” Lee & Associates South Florida President Matthew Rotolante said. “His creativity and experience across multiple commercial real estate sectors will enhance our growing South Florida-based team. Ben’s history with value-add and troubled assets will especially come in handy in the current market environment.”

Key is a member of ICSC and received a certification in commercial leasing from the prominent industry organization. He earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Management from Texas State University.

“Lee & Associates South Florida is an ideal new professional home for me given its strong culture, reputation and national referral network,” Key said. “I am excited to apply the best practices cultivated over two decades in the brokerage and property management industries for the benefit of our clients."

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 leesouthflorida.com 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 lee-associates.com or follow us on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Link, our company blog.

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