Torrance, CA – August 2, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Lee & Associates, one of the largest commercial real estate brokerage firms in the country, has named Chris Lexis and Joe Leavitt vice presidents of its Las Vegas office. The move lends further proof that Lee & Associates is maintaining its profitability and nationwide growth despite operating in an economy riddled with financial uncertainty and corporate downsizing.
“Both Chris and Joe’s wealth of expertise and outstanding track records make them well suited for the positions. They bring the type of industry knowledge that enables them to survey the state of the market and successfully meet their clients’ needs,” said Stephen Spelman, president of the Lee & Associates’ Las Vegas office. “Their rise through the ranks is a testament to the Lee business model: earning ownership in the firm through constant hard work and unwavering determination. I look forward to their continued success in the new roles.”
After beginning his commercial real estate career in 2004, Leavitt earned the Associate of the Year distinction in 2005, 2008, and 2010. He specializes in leasing, sales and investments of industrial properties along with land sales for commercial and industrial development in the Las Vegas market. He has sold and leased over 5.5 million square feet and continues to successfully represent property owners, investors and tenants.
Like his colleague, Lexis joined Lee in 2004 and earned the Associate of the Year distinction for 2006, 2009 and 2010. In his experience, Lexis has represented numerous clients in individual deals involving more than 284,000 square feet and land sales in excess of over 140 acres. Some clients included Westwood Storage Properties, GTECH Corporation, Lexus of Las Vegas, Douglas Nissan, Swisher Hygiene and Party City. He currently markets a number of projects in the Valley and is targeting end users and developers requiring land and industrial needs.
Leavitt and Lexis are both affiliate members of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the National Association for Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).
About Lee & Associates
Celebrating more than 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 Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Texas and Wisconsin. With a roster of nearly 700 expert brokers, Lee & Associates provides a wide range of specialized commercial real estate services. Additional information is available at www.lee-associates.com.