CHICAGO – February 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in the country, has announced that Terry Grapenthin, a 13 year veteran who specializes in industrial brokerage, has joined the firm’s Illinois office as a principal.
Prior to joining Lee, Grapenthin spent 13 years at Cawley Chicago Commercial Real Estate, where he worked mainly on industrial asset and tenant/buyer representation with both institutional and local entrepreneurial companies. Over the course of his career, he has provided valuable services to some of the top real estate companies in the country, with transactions valued in excess of $50 million.
Grapenthin’s new position focuses on the Interstate 55, I-80 and I-294 corridors, where he will provide services to both institutional and private owners of industrial real estate, as well as tenants and buyers.
“Lee & Associates gives me the ideal platform to continue cultivating my expertise in the industrial sector, while offering me access to clients who require my comprehensive market knowledge,” said Grapenthin. “That, paired with my background in construction, allows me to provide clients the most innovative service possible, a concept that is reinforced in the Lee business model. I look forward to working alongside the talented brokers here at Lee & Associates Illinois as we continue to be leaders in the greater Chicago marketplace.”
Grapenthin has been a licensed broker since 2005. He is also a member of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE), and the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).
Celebrating more than 34 years of leadership excellence in commercial real estate, Lee & Associates is the largest broker-owned firm in the nation, with 49 locations across the nation including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. With a roster of nearly 750 expert brokers, Lee & Associates provides a wide range of specialized commercial real estate services. Additional information is available at www.lee-associates.com.