PRLog - March 5, 2012 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- Lee & Associates, one of the largest commercial real estate brokerage firms in the country, has named Thomas West senior vice president/principal of its Newport Beach office.
“Tom’s wealth of expertise and outstanding track record make him well suited for the position. We are delighted to bring his extensive skills to our office and are confident he will be a great addition to our ownership group,” said Steve Jehorek, president and managing director of the Lee & Associates’ Newport Beach office. “He brings the type of industry knowledge that enables him to survey the state of the market and successfully meet his clients’ needs. We are happy to have him on board.”
As a 22-year industry veteran in commercial real estate sales and leasing, West boasts a transaction value in excess of $2 billion and over seven million square feet. Formerly a senior vice president with Grubb & Ellis, he specializes in office, research and development and industrial facilities. He is qualified to handle and coordinate all phases of real estate activity that include listings, site selection studies, tenant representation, appraisal, lease analysis, facilities counseling, lease renewals, financing, construction, sales/leasing of corporate real estate and marketing.
Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis in 2005, West was a broker with CB Richard Ellis for 15 years. Some of his professional achievements include ranking as the No. 1 National First-Year Salesperson-
In his experience, West has represented numerous clients including McMorgan, Steelcase, RREEF and IDS. He currently markets a number of projects in the Irvine Business Complex and South Coast metro areas.
West has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and holds real estate licenses in California, Montana and Utah.
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Celebrating more than 33 years of leadership excellence in commercial real estate, Lee & Associates is the largest broker-owned firm in the nation, with 46 locations across the nation including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, 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.