Press Release brought to you by Lee & Associates

Lee & Associates San Diego Adds Three Veterans to its Brokerage Office


SAN DIEGO – May 1, 2014—In an on-going effort to build up its brokerage services for San Diego and the county, Lee & Associates has announced the hiring of three key brokers for its San Diego office.

Erik Faucett, Stephen Willmore and Karen Johnson, who combined have more than 50 yeas of commercial real estate experience, have joined the firm as vice presidents. Each will offer their own brand of services in the retail, industrial and office markets.

“Karen, Stephen & Erik are all first class individuals who possess the entrepreneurial spirit the Lee model was built around” said Steve Malley, president of Lee & Associates San Diego. “We have had great success recruiting top quality people to our organization over the past year. There is a growing number of seasoned brokers that have grown tired of the managed brokerage model and realize there is a national platform at Lee that is owned by and built for brokers that want to own their business and control their destiny.”

Faucett, a graduate of University of Pacific, was previously with Colliers International and Private Capital Investments Advisors. He specializes in retail leasing and sales with an emphasis on leasing and sales of strip and neighborhood centers. He is particularly effective on landlord representation in San Diego County. Along with his partner Willmore, the two have worked as a team the last five years and have established themselves as experts in property operations and tenant knowledge and have accounted for more than 160 sales and lease transactions valued at over $100 million.

Willmore, CPM, IREM, ICSC, who has 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, specializes in commercial leasing, investment sales and asset property management. A colleague of Faucett at Colliers International and Private Capital Investments Advisors, Willmore also was a broker with Insignia/ESG, The Koll Company, CBS Investment Realty, Inc., CB Richard Ellis and MeraBank Savings Bank. In addition, Willmore, who is a graduate of Arizona State, has served as a Court Appointed Receiver on over 50 receivership actions through the California Superior Court system for retail, industrial, office, hotel and apartment properties.

Johnson, a specialist in industrial and office sales and leasing and tenant/buyer representation, will be focused on Central and South San Diego County. Formerly with Colliers International, where she was an associates VP, she was also with BRE/NAI, Grubb & Ellis and a purser with Norwegian Cruise Lines. She was the recipient of San Diego Metro’s  “Women Who Rock Award” in 2012 and she was also recognized as the 2008 Industrial Deal Maker of the Year by the Commercial Realtors Association.




About Lee & Associates

Celebrating more than 35 years of leadership excellence in commercial real estate, Lee & Associates is the largest broker-owned firm in the nation, with 49 locations across the nation including California, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin that house more than 750 brokers, Lee & Associates provides a wide range of specialized commercial real estate services. Additional information is available at

05/02/2014 - 09:00


Lee & Associates

Want more news about Lee & Associates? Click here