FT. WASHINGTON, PA —The Eastern Pennsylvania office of Lee & Associates, one of the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firms in the nation, has opened a Suburban Philadelphia office, located at 540 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 102, Ft. Washington.
“We are excited to expand our footprint in Pennsylvania and this new office will provide us the platform to continue to recruit talented brokers to help build our comprehensive practice throughout the region,” said Brian Knowles, SIOR, CCIM, Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Knowles, one of the founding partners of Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania, will be the principal in residence at the new office.
This second office will allow Lee & Associates Eastern Pennsylvania to continue its growth in the market and will allow the firm to provide comprehensive market coverage within the Philadelphia suburban areas. The new office will offer a full range of real estate services with specific expertise in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley markets, along with Southern New Jersey and Delaware.
In addition to the office expansion, Lee & Associates Eastern Pennsylvania has named John Hickey COO. Hickey, who joined Lee & Associates Eastern PA this year on a consultative basis, is responsible for all aspects of the company’s day-to-day operations, which includes budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and performance tracking, human resource management, vendor relationships and the relationship with Lee & Associates family of companies, with bottom-line financial accountability.
Before joining Lee & Associates, Hickey served 10 years as the president and significant equity owner of a large auto dealership. Previously, he was vice president and general counsel of a health insurance company.