Lee & Associates Adds Two Senior VPs in Chicago, Continues Growth


Torrance, CA – September 19, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Lee & Associates, one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the country, continues its torrid growth in the Midwest retail brokerage scene by adding a pair of senior vice presidents to its Chicago office. Joseph Herron and Jason Sorce have both joined Lee & Associates Chicago to help bulk up the firm’s retail brokerage as part of its rapid expansion in the Midwest.

“We in Chicago are thrilled with the addition of two seasoned well respected brokers of Jason and Joe’s caliber,” said Rick Scardino, director of retail brokerage in Lee’s Chicago office. “Their combined 25 years of experience are a wonderful addition to the Lee team, and there are plans to add to this dynamic group in the future.”
The addition of Herron and Sorce is the latest in a string of new hires for Lee & Associates in the Midwest. The firm also recently added Robyn Smart as a senior advisor in its Indianapolis office. Like Herron and Sorce, Smart’s focus is on all aspects of retail brokerage.

Herron joins Lee & Associates from Mid-Amerca Real Estate Corporation, where he spent 10 years as a retail broker. He specializes in retail tenant representation, the leasing of retail commercial property, and is involved with the pre-leasing of proposed power centers. His focus has been on the Metro Chicago trade area, as well as Downstate Illinois.

Sorce brings 12 years of experience in retail leasing, sales and disposition, tenant representation and developments services to Lee & Associates. His experience includes time spent with SRS Real Estate Partners and NAI Hiffman. Sorce’s experience in national and local landlord and tenant representation has created value through the understanding of both parties’ requirements.

Both Herron and Sorce’s professional affilliations include the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

About Lee & Associates
Celebrating 32 years of leadership excellence in commercial real estate, Lee & Associates is the largest broker-owned firm in the nation, with 43 locations across the nation including California, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. With a roster of more than 600 expert brokers, Lee & Associates provides a wide range of specialized commercial real estate services. Additional information is available at www.lee-associates.com.


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