Lee & Associates Opens Pasadena Office
The office will be led by Lee veteran Christopher Larimore
PASADENA, Calif.—January 21, 2016—Lee & Associates, which in the last five years has been in intense expansion mode outside of California, has seized on an opportunity to open an office in Pasadena.
“We have been looking for the proper talent to fill a void in this specific area to improve our Southern California outreach, particularly with office and retail clients,” said Jeffrey Rinkov, CEO of Lee & Associates. “This region and market is extremely important for our clients and our brokers, and provides a key location for brokerage opportunities and expansion. And while Lee & Associates has been engaged in extensive expansion outside of California, we will move on strategic opportunities that are meaningful to our clients whenever they arise.”
Principal Christopher Larimore, a senior vice president and shareholder in the industry office of Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in the nation, will lead the Pasadena office, which is located at 155 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena.
Larimore, who has been with Lee & Associates since 2002 and founded The Office Market Group San Gabriel Valley, specializes in sales & leasing of office, medical and neighborhood retail properties in the San Gabriel Valley and Greater Los Angeles.
Larimore and his group have been successfully representing landlords in the San Gabriel Valley for over a decade and were looking for ways to provide better service for both landlords and tenants in the area.
“Pasadena is a crucial market due to its central location within Los Angeles County,” said Larimore. “With over 50 million square feet of non-industrial commercial properties located within this city, there are only a small handful of full service commercial brokerage firms operating inside this city. The solution was to maintain the innovative culture at Lee & Associates and bring it to Pasadena.”
With the addition of Lee & Associates Pasadena, the number of offices located in California increase to 27.
About Lee & Associates
Celebrating more than 36 years of leadership excellence in commercial real estate, Lee & Associates is the largest broker-owned firm in the country with locations across the nation including California, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. With more than 800 brokers nationwide, Lee & Associates provides a wide range of specialized commercial real estate services on a local, regional and national level. For the latest news from Lee & Associates, visit lee-associates.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.