Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE has recently hired Jeff Lee as vice president of Development. Lee comes to SimonCRE with more than 25 years of professional experience in commercial real estate development. He brings a wealth of knowledge and invaluable experience to SimonCRE having held positions as real estate development manager, project manager, tenant coordinator and property manager with some of the most reputable commercial real estate firms in Arizona.
“It’s exciting to add someone with such tenure, professionalism and experience to the team,” said Joshua Simon, president and founder of SimonCRE. “Jeff is an incredible addition to the team and will be impactful in perfecting our processes, managing our resources and growing our portfolio of projects.”
Some of Lee’s most recent notable projects include managing the real estate, leasing and store development for Goodwill of Central Arizona and 2.4 million square feet of retail anchor stores, training centers, retail donation sites, recycling and transportation centers and commercial maintenance facilities.
Lee’s fundamental role with SimonCRE will consist of development management of all new projects in several states from inception to completion. Lee will coordinate and manage all vendor relationships and approvals and work closely with clients to design projects.
Lee led development and management of all commercial assets for Miller Holdings and Matrixx Management for more than six years and was instrumental in managing all project design and leasing activity. Previous experience includes project management and tenant coordination of several notable regional malls and neighborhood shopping centers throughout the Valley while at Westcor/Macerich. Lee also brings more than 10 years of experience as a project and property manager, as he managed several high-profile projects while working with DMB Associates.
SimonCRE, founded by Joshua Simon in 2010 and headquartered in Scottsdale, is a full-service commercial real estate development company that has developed and leased more than two million square feet of retail space all over the United States. The firm specializes in retail ground up development, redevelopment and single tenant build-to-suits, and has more than $40 million in construction projects planned in seven states in 2015.