Richard Bland New Lee & Associates Oakland Principal

On behalf of the shareholders of the Lee & Associates Oakland Office, we are very happy to announce that Richard Bland has joined the Lee & Associates Oakland team as a Principal specializing in sales of industrial, office, and R&D investments.

With years of experience in commercial real estate in both acquisitions and dispositions, Rick brings tremendous insight into value-add strategies and transaction issues. Rick understands the extreme market behaviors in these times of opportunity, distress and recovery. He is also a 1031 exchange expert helping his clients trade-up to add large increased cash flow among other key goals.

Rick has 10 years experience in development within his 26 years in commercial real estate. Completing transactions of nearly every type, complexity and portfolio size. Rick has acquired the background to provide comprehensive capabilities to clients to anticipate and solve issues, to create markets and to efficiently execute transactions optimally.For 17 years through 2015 he was involved in the marketing and sales of 101 assignments for over $1.24 Billion mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Properties ranged from $5 million assets to $130 million portfolios in office, medical and industrial product. Previously, Rick’s role in acquisitions for $3.7 billion of property acquisitions for Spieker Properties, a top U.S. REIT, allowed him to solidify his expertise in office, R&D and industrial properties in all major submarkets of the West Coast. Properties ranged up from $15 million single assets, to portfolios spread across the West averaging $500 million and from 30 to 50 or more assets. In the last 2 years he closed $242 million with average transaction size of $15 million.

Having been involved in so many aspects of the real estate industry over the years makes him a valuable advisor and resource for his clients.

Lee & Associates Oakland office opened in April of 2006 with four (4) brokers and has grown to nineteen (19) brokers.

Welcome To Lee & Associates Richard!

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