Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Principal Mike Smith Earns No. 2 Ranking Among 2014 Top Producers
SHERMAN OAKS, CA – Mar. 26, 2015 – Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Principal Mike Smith earned the No. 2 spot in the company’s annual ranking of top producers.
Smith, a multifamily investment specialist, in 2014 transacted what is believed to be the largest multifamily sale in Southern California in several decades. He represented the seller, JH Real Estate Partners, Inc. in the disposition of a 14-building multifamily portfolio with properties located in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties for $481,250,000. The buyer was TruAmerica Multifamily.
Also earning spots among the top producers in 2014 were: Jim Fisher, Lee Managing Director and Principal who earned Broker of the Year status; Principal Scott Romick, an office sales and leasing specialist; Principal Joe Jusko, an industrial specialist; Principal Warren Berzack, a multifamily specialist; Managing Director and Principal Grant Fulkerson, an industrial specialist; Principal Jay Rubin, an office specialist; Principal Mark Leonard, an office specialist; industrial specialists and Principals John Ochoa SIOR and Grant Harris (tied for 9th place); and Associate Justin Cusumano, an investment specialist who also won Associate of the Year honors.
Presiding over the awards ceremony held at North Ranch Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Lee LA North/Ventura President Mike Tingus noted that the company surpassed its goals in 2014.
“Our top producers did a great job of increasing Lee’s market share in our trade areas,” Tingus said. “We picked up many new projects and we added a group of new clients that I am confident will be with us for many years to come.”
The top producers were treated to a weekend trip to The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in Solvang, CA.