over forty four offices in Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey,
New York, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, the Lee & Associates group of independently owned
and operated companies is the largest regional commercial real
estate services provider in the United States, and the fourth
largest full-service commercial real estate organization overall.
Each Lee & Associates group office represents a broad array
of regional, national and international clients – from individual
investors and small businesses, to large corporations and institutions.
Last year, the Lee & Associates group of companies had revenue of over $200 million on nearly $8 billion of transaction value.
& Associates clients enjoy a comprehensive range of specialized
commercial real estate services including:
Office and Retail Property Sales & Leasing
Estate Investment Consulting
Acquisition and Disposition
Representation and Relocation
and Portfolio Evaluation
1979, founder Bill Lee established the first Lee & Associates
office, driven by the unique idea to turn real estate brokers
into company owners or “shareholders.” Bill Lee’s
guiding philosophy was that clients’ interests would be
best served by a collective team effort from experienced sales
agents who had an ownership stake in the privately-held organization,
earned through exceptional performance and ethical practice.
merely employees, profit-sharing Lee owner/agents would strive
to create a sense of shared responsibility and cooperation throughout
the organization, and would encourage an orientation toward long-term
client relationships and business solutions.
then, Bill Lee’s profit sharing concept has proven enormously
successful, and has fueled the explosive growth of many group
offices throughout the West and Midwest.
Client Results. As company owners, Lee principals have
a vested interest in the swift, successful completion of client
assignments and transactions. Our associate brokers continually
strive to earn ownership standing, encouraging a coordinated team
effort and fast and effective results for clients.
Personal Service. Each Lee group office is owned and
operated by the brokers in that office. Clients deal directly
with decision makers, not with an unwieldy corporate bureaucracy
like with many of our competitors.
Counts. The average number of years experience of Lee’s
principal commercial brokers is 15-20 years. Our unique profit-sharing
structure attracts the best people as owner brokers, only those
with exceptional skills, confidence and ethical practice.
Relationship. Lee & Associates boasts the lowest
turnover rate in the industry. Our ownership structure encourages
longevity, allowing for long term relationships with clients.
Market Knowledge. Each Lee group office is committed
to providing the best data and analysis for the market it serves.
No other commercial real estate company has made specialized market
knowledge and research as central to its business practice.
Stability. Since inception, each Lee & Associates
group office has been profitable, privately-held and managed by
its individual shareholders. Newly formed offices are stable,
debt-free operations, with all startup capital funded by shareholders
of all offices through Lee’s venture capital group.
National Affiliations. Lee & Associates maintains
affiliations with recognized brokers in all major US real estate
markets. Lee’s national organization affiliations include:
SIOR, NACOR, IFMA, CRE, ICSC and IDRC.