Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lee and Associates expands into South Carolina

I provide location advice to owners and occupants of industrial buildings in Southern California. Lee and Associate's expansion into South Carolina will increase our footprint in the southeast.

Lee & Associates has added Greenville-based Bentley Commercial LLC to its list of regional offices. Bentley Commercial principals Martha Flora, Kevin Bentley and Laurens Nicholson will join Randall Bentley in the new Lee & Associates office.

The firm now has 43 offices nationwide and said it plans to open in additional markets through 2011. Most recently, the firm established offices in Indianapolis last fall and in Kansas City last month.

"Greenville has a population of 1.3 million and growing, has been established as a hub for many important industries, and is a valuable access artery to and from the Port of Charleston," noted Edward J. Indvik, chairman of the Lee Advisory Board and vice chairman of Lee & Associates Investment Services Group. "These factors make the Greenville office an invaluable complement to our Atlanta office and will allow us to continue our expansion in the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia and the rest of the Southeast."

Randall Bentley formed Bentley Commercial in 2005. His real estate experience began as the owner and manager of his own Century 21 affiliate office for 10 years. He then joined a local commercial real estate firm specializing in industrial properties, and prior to forming Bentley Commercial he joined NAI Earle Furman, eventually becoming the company’s chief operating officer.