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Lee Morris | Colliers | Orlando

Lee Morris

LEED AP, SIOR

Executive Managing Director

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About

Professional Summary

Mr. Morris has thirty four years of real estate experience, including twenty four years of commercial brokerage, most recently as Director of Industrial Services with Cushman & Wakefield in Orlando and before that as an investment broker with CB Commercial in South Florida.  During his tenure, he has completed transactions in excess of 2.5 billion dollars or twenty five million square feet of sale and lease transactions.  His sales include office, retail, and industrial properties while the majority of his leasing has been industrial properties.  He is a proven dealmaker and a strategic thinker with excellent communication and negotiation skills.  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail coupled with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills allow him to work well in a team environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
In addition to his many years of brokerage experience, Mr. Morris has managed his own investment and construction companies. His extensive and diverse experience and understanding of construction contribute to his success and provide a strong foundation for overseeing the development, leasing, and sale of commercial projects.

 

Accomplishments

Mr. Morris has assisted owners, tenants, and developers with all aspects of property ownership including sales, leasing, site selection, development, sale/leasebacks, 1031 exchanges, and build-to-suits.  Because he has been a licensed contractor, he is able to recognize issues that impact the development of a site, oversee a build-to-suit or address items that effect the functionality of the finished project. With 36 years of experience and a diverse business and real estate background, Mr. Morris provides the expertise necessary to complete any transaction.


• Best Commercial Real Estate Broker - Central Florida Business Journal
• Top Industrial Producer - Commercial Real Estate Society
• Deal of the Year Award - Commercial Real Estate Society
• Top Industrial Brokerage Team - NAIOP
• #2 Overall Industrial Producer - Hallmark Awards (CFREC)
• Top Ten Overall Producer - Commercial Real Estate Society
• Top Five Industrial Producer - Commercial Real Estate Society

 

 

 

Memberships & Involvements

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Central Florida Commercial Real Estate Society (CFCRS), Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR), Counsel of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP)

Clients

AEW, BASF Corporation, Best Buy, Cabot Properties, CVS, DCT, DHL, Disney Corp, Dow Jones, Exel Logistics, FedEx, MASCO, Mitsubishi, Prologis, Seefried Properties, and TA Associates.

Services

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Land

Specializations

Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group, Sustainability Group

Featured Research

May 4, 2021

Q1 2021 Central Florida Industrial Market Report

Warehouse and distribution space dominated the industrial sector in all key fundamentals, especially leasing activity where the average deal sized leased was 20,00 – 80,000 square feet.
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Nov 10, 2020

Increasing Activity Leading the Way Forward

Across nearly all sectors of the Central Florida Industrial market, strong activity continued throughout the third quarter. Leasing, absorption, and investment activity all experienced a noticeable uptick that is expected to continue well into the fourth quarter. The current environment has offered a unique opportunity, albeit potentially short term, as new entrants (typical office and retail asset investors) were seen shifting their focus to the industrial market due to its resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Aug 4, 2020

Increasing Activity, Optimistic Road Ahead

Although the true long-term impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across the broader economy remain unknown, the local industrial market in Orlando remained active, albeit cautious heading into the second half of the year. Net absorption registered a negative 536,773 square feet during the quarter, however, many of the move-outs where tenants relocating in the market to a recently built industrial product. Recently signed lease transactions, which is a precursor to future absorption, increased during the second quarter registering over 2.8 million square feet of recently signed leases and renewals. This represents a 1.4 million square feet increase in total square footage leased compared to the previous quarter.
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