Lee & Associates South Florida Welcomes Stephen DeMeo as Principal

Stephen DeMeo, Principal with Lee & Associates South Florida, Specializing in Retail Leasing and Tenant Representation

New addition specializes in retail leasing, represents national brands across South Florida and New York.

MIAMI, Florida—April 23, 2024 — Lee & Associates South Florida significantly enhanced its retail leasing team with the addition of Stephen DeMeo as Principal. DeMeo focuses on retail leasing and has strong national tenant relationships.

DeMeo brings a wealth of experience to Lee & Associates South Florida. He exclusively represents national retail brands across South Florida and New York. Past and present tenant representative clients include Citizens Bank, Home Depot, Hyatt Hotels, McDonald’s, Morton’s Steakhouse, Jos A Bank, Skechers and Yankee Candle.

Prior to joining Lee & Associates South Florida, DeMeo established and operated his own brokerage in upstate New York. That followed a decade-long tenure as one of the key members of Cushman & Wakefield’s Upstate New York retail and industrial teams. In these roles, DeMeo served as a trusted advisor to both landlords and tenants.

“Stephen DeMeo’s arrival adds an experienced retail veteran to our roster,” Lee & Associates South Florida President Matthew Rotolante said. “His skill set, knowledge and client relationships will be an exciting opportunity for local retailers and landlords to enjoy better performance with their site selection and negotiations. Stephen is poised to take his dealmaking capabilities to even greater heights by leveraging the Lee national platform and referral network.”

DeMeo is an active member of ICSC. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

“Lee & Associates South Florida quickly stood out as the ideal new professional home for me,” DeMeo said. “The firm gives its brokers the premier tools and support needed to succeed in a highly competitive market. I am excited to bolster our retail leasing presence in South Florida and collaborate with my talented colleagues across the country."

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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