Lee & Associates Expands Florida Presence, Opens Orlando Office
- Apr 30, 2012
By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor
According to an official statement, Lee & Associates—one of the largest full-service commercial real estate firms in the country—will soon be taking another important step in establishing the firm’s presence in Florida and the Southeast. Along with the firm’s merger with Southern Commercial Real Estate Advisors, LLC, Lee & Associates Central Florida has been created, marking the organization’s fifth new Lee office in the Southeast in the past 13 months.
“When evaluating the long-term goals of Southern Commercial, we realized that we needed to grow but we did not want to lose our identity and the culture which enabled our success to date,” said Bradford and McFadden in a joint statement. “The merger with Lee & Associates complemented our needs perfectly.”
Located at 4700 Millenia Blvd., Suite 200, Orlando, the office is headed by Southern Commercial’s founding principals William “Bo” Bradford, Jr., CCIM, SIOR, and Tom McFadden, SIOR. The two will be assisted by longtime colleagues Moses Salcido, SIOR, John Pottinger and Sher Tolan.
“Our goal in all of our expansion efforts is to merge with the best brokerage firms in every market. This has been realized with the addition of Tom, Bo and the others at Southern Commercial,” said Edward Indvik, CEO of Lee & Associates. “Their reputation as the top brokerage firm in the industrial markets in Central Florida is uncontested.”
Bradford and McFadden launched Southern Commercial Real Estate Advisors in 2007 with one client and 400,000 square feet of assignments. Prior to the merger, Southern Commercial had grown to more than nine million SF of assignments and represented an additional 2.1 million SF of planned industrial inventory.
Lee & Associates Central Florida comes four months after the establishment of the Naples/Ft. Myers office and a whirlwind of new office activity in the past 18 months including new locations in New York City, Charleston and Greenville, S.C., Kansas City, Kan., Atlanta and Indianapolis. The Orlando office currently specializes in industrial, but plans on expanding to all disciplines, adding retail, office, land and investment sales as well.
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