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Lee NYC Launches New Residential Division


Lee NYC Launches New Residential Division

Commercial real estate firm known for its retail and office leasing prowess opens new resi arm

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NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Lee & Associates NYC LLC ("Lee NYC") is excited to announce the addition of Lee & Associates Residential NYC. Joel Herskowitz, Chief Operating Officer of the New York City office of Lee & Associates, will oversee management of the new division. Early in his real estate career, Herskowitz was the manager of what was the largest residential firm in the city during the 1980s.

Agents currently onboard include Adam Frisch, Brett Fischer, Damien Palacios, and Michael Musco. By the end of 2018, they expect to have 5 to 10 agents in total. Lee Residential NYC will specialize in both leasing and sales as well as the representation of owners, landlords, sellers and developers.

"It used to be the case that clients wouldn't want to work with a combined commercial and residential real estate firm," says Frisch. "However, due to a shift in the industry, the services of a residential broker are now seen as being just as valuable as those offered by a commercial broker. Furthermore, property owners appreciate the convenience of a one-stop shop for all their real estate services. As the residential arm of a commercial firm, we have unique insight into the needs of landlords, developers and sellers."

The new residential division will complement Lee NYC's existing commercial real estate advisory services including those for office and retail leasing, investment sales and property management.

"A residential division was a very natural next step for us," points out James Wacht, President of Lee NYC. "After realizing that we were outsourcing so much business to residential firms, we decided that it made sense to launch our own operation. One of the most important (and challenging) elements of the real estate business is securing relationships. Now that the New York City office of Lee & Associates has been active for seven years, we have formed countless relationships and can finally leverage them to serve all of a client's real estate needs."


About Lee & Associates NYC
The New York office of Lee & Associates, and its affiliated company Sierra Real Estate LLC, provides a full array of corporate advisory and commercial real estate services, including office and retail brokerage, sales and investments, and project and property management. Together, the firms have more than 85 real estate professionals in its 600 Madison Avenue headquarters office. Additional information is available at

About Lee & Associates
Lee & Associates is a commercial real estate brokerage, management and appraisal services firm. Established in 1979, Lee & Associates has grown its service platform to include offices in the United States and Canada. Lee & Associates provides superior market intelligence in office, industrial, retail, investment and appraisal to meet the specialized needs of our clients. For the latest news from Lee & Associates, visit or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Link our company blog.


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