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Lee & Associates Opens First Office in Ohio

Three Ohio CRE Veterans Join L.A.-Based Firm's New Cleveland Office
August 18, 2014
The new Lee & Associates Cleveland office will be headed by Bradley Coven (left), Jeremy Steiger (center) and Joseph Greenberg (right).
The new Lee & Associates Cleveland office will be headed by Bradley Coven (left), Jeremy Steiger (center) and Joseph Greenberg (right).
Continuing its national expansion, Lee & Associates has entered the Ohio market with an office in Cleveland -- the Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services company's 50th office in the U.S. and its seventh in the Midwest.

Lee & Associates Cleveland will be headed by Bradley Coven, Jeremy Steiger and Joseph Greenberg.

"This marks a significant move on our part to get a foothold in the Ohio market as well as growing our Midwest presence and adding an additional outreach to all our offices nationwide," said Jeffrey M. Rinkov, CEO and chairman of Lee & Associates. "It’s only fitting that our 50th office would be headed by three outstanding individuals in Bradley, Jeremy and Joseph, who will give us expert leadership and services in the Cleveland commercial real estate market."

Recent office openings by Lee include New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Naples/Ft. Myers, FL; Charleston, SC; Atlanta, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Greenville, SC.

Fueled by $3.5 billion in redevelopment, Cleveland's downtown has rebounded in business and job growth over the last two years. Cleveland and its surrounding communities benefit from a diverse economic base that includes health care, manufacturing, federal government and professional services firms.

Coven, a 16-year CRE veteran, comes to Lee from Coven-Goldman Associates, a 65-year-old local firm that specializes in development, brokerage and property management. Coven-Goldman will continue in business as a development company, real estate investor and property manager that owns and operates more than 1.5 million square feet of office and warehouse space. Coven was with CB Richard Ellis Cleveland prior to joining Coven-Goldman in 2001 and holds a degree in business administration from the Miami University in Ohio.

Steiger started his real estate career in the Cleveland area in 1996, and specialized in representing landlords in the lease or purchase of office and light industrial property. Steiger formed his own company, Select Ohio, in 2010 and is a graduate of Yeshiva University, Syms School of Business in New York.

Greenberg, an Indiana University graduate, has 15 years of CRE experience and has spent the last seven running Greenberg Real Estate Advisors, which specializes in landlord representation. At the time of his transition from to Lee & Associates, his firm handled leasing of nearly 4 million square feet in Northeast Ohio.

"The ability to have a national outreach with an exceptional group of brokers in the Midwest and nationwide is a rare opportunity and we look forward to building our office, expanding our markets and service groups and contribute to the firm’s national platform," said Coven.

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