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Lee Arnold

CEO | Tampa Bay, Central Florida, Southwest Florida

311 Park Place Suite 600
Clearwater, FL 33759
United States

Office: +1 727 442 7184


Lee is the Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Arnold Companies consortium of private companies including: Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central Florida, and Southwest Florida as well as L.A. Financial, and Clearwater Bay Associates. Collectively, these companies provide commercial and investment brokerage, property management, valuation, development, and capital market services.

Lee's forty years of real estate experience have centered around his specialization in large, one-of-a-kind marketing assignments with an emphasis on problem properties. Lee's development and investment activities have been conducted under various partnerships and corporations. Development projects have ranged from a 2,300 acre Development of Regional Impact (DRI) in New Tampa to five star mobile home parks, office buildings, shopping centers, self storage facilities, free standing retail developments, multi-family projects, and industrial/office parks.

Lee actively establishes and manages numberous joint ventures including syndications in real estate, technology, and banking. Lee is an active first round investor in a variety of investment sectors.

Lee is a Founding Director of American Momentum Bank representing the largest financial institutional capitalization in Florida's history, exceeding $150 million.

Lee is a Principal and Director of:
Bayshore Solutions, an award winning interactive web marketing firm.
FairWarning, a software security company.


Author of: Commercial Investment Real Estate: Marketing and Brokerage Management
Commercial Investment Real Estate: Policies and Procedures. Both texts currently in second edition printing published by Prentice Hall. Lee also authored original course text for the CCIM Program.

Member of the Board of Trustees for The University of South Florida (USF) 2001-2011

Resident Member of the Florida Council of 100

Co-Chair of the Florida Council of 100 Energy Task Force

Tampa Bay Partnership Past Chairman and TBP Pinellas

Clearwater Chamber of Commerce Past President

Clearwater Rotary Past President

Tampa Bay Commercial Broker Past President

CCIM Instructor Emeritus


Corporate Solutions, Investment Services / Capital Markets, Land


University of South Florida, BA in Finance, 1974
CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member; 10-year instructor for the Institute
CRE - Counselor of Real Estate
Licensed Commercial-Instrument Single and Multi-Engine Pilot, flight instructor ratings with over 6,000 hours

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