Lee & Associates Names Derek Bornhorst President

For Immediate Release:

FORT MYERS/NAPLES, Fla. (March 30, 2021) — Derek Bornhorst has been named president of Lee & Associates in Southwest Florida as the commercial real estate firm grows its presence in the region.

Bornhorst, a perennial top producer at Lee, has represented numerous blue-chip companies expanding in Southwest Florida since he joined Lee & Associates in 2011 as principal of the industrial division.  “Derek’s experience with Southwest Florida’s economic cycles helps give clients perspective on their commercial real estate investment in our market,” says Bob Johnston, principal of Lee & Associates | Naples-Ft. Myers.

“Derek has consistently shown creativity, passion and skill in helping our clients make sound commercial real estate decisions to grow their businesses in Southwest Florida,” says Jerry Messonnier, principal of Lee & Associates. “He is the person who will take our company to the next level as the growth in our region demands sophisticated real-time information to make well-informed judgments.”

Prior to Lee & Associates, Bornhorst was vice president of industrial services with Grubb & Ellis from 2008 to 2011 and industrial specialist with CB Richard Ellis from 2005 to 2008. Bornhorst has been a CoStar Power Broker for industrial lease transactions for 12 years in a row.

“Our region is well-positioned for growth with pro-business legislators, low taxes and superior quality of life,” says Bornhorst. “Southwest Florida has the land and the buildings that will ensure the continued economic strength and diversification that we need.”

A graduate of Ohio University with a BA in management information systems, Bornhorst has earned the designations from the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Commercial Investment Professionals (CIP).

With offices in Lee and Collier counties, Lee & Associates offers a full array of commercial real estate services. For more information, including the latest market research, visit www.lee-fl.com.

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