Lee & Associates grows presence in the south with latest Expansion: Naples, Florida

Seated left to right: Brock Rasmussen, Bill Young, Jeff Buckler, Biagio Bernardo, and JamesWalls;
Standing left to right: Claire Searls, Thomas Webb, Michael Mahan, and Elli Shufflebarger

May 26, 2020 (NAPLES, FL) – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, announces the opening of a Naples, Florida location. The office will specialize in multifamily, retail, office, and industrial brokerage.

Lee & Associates Naples will be led by Bill YoungBiagio Bernardo, and Brock Rasmussen. Their team consists of seven brokerage professionals, including Jeffrey Buckler, SIORMichael MahanThomas Webb, CCIM, MSRE; and James Walls. In addition to their transactional agents, the team will also include Claire Searls as the Director of Research and Elli Shufflebarger as a Transaction Coordinator.

“We are excited to open this office to provide Collier County commercial real estate investors and tenants with an outstanding team of seasoned, locally experienced professionals,” said Young.

The opening of the Naples office denotes the fourth Lee & Associates office in Florida, and the third new office opened this year. This office will double the footprint of Lee & Associates in Southwest Florida. Other offices in Florida include Ft. Myers, Orlando, and Miami.

“The addition of Naples is an important expansion opportunity as we continue to focus on East Coast growth. The Naples team has a long history of success and market leadership. Their expertise, along with the leadership provided from our Fort Myers office continues our legacy of excellent client services throughout the Florida market,” said Lee & Associates CEO, Jeff Rinkov.

Lee & Associates has established an emphasis on expansion over the last five years; new office locations include Washington, DCBoston, MAToronto, ONCincinnati, OHRaleigh, NCMiami, FLSeattle, WAWalnut Creek, CAVancouver, BCMinneapolis, MNPasadena, CALehigh Valley, PAColumbus, OH; and Houston, TX.

Lee & Associates offers an array of real estate services tailored to meet the needs of the company’s clients, including commercial real estate brokerage, integrated services, and construction services. Established in 1979, Lee & Associates is now an international firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada. Our professionals regularly collaborate to make sure they are providing their clients with the most advanced, up-to-date market technology and information. 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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The Naples – Ft Myers office was established in 2011 in response to the explosive growth in Southwest Florida and is now recognized as one of the most successful commercial brokerage firms in Southwest Florida. We are backed by the resources of the largest broker-owned firm in the nation. Each of our nationwide Lee & Associates offices has a strong local ownership combined with a powerful platform from the national network which includes 59 offices and nearly 1,000 brokerage professionals. These resources, combined with the office’s in-depth research capabilities and cutting-edge technology, enables our professionals to offer their clients the highest level of service in the industry.

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