April 30, 2019 – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, announces the opening of its first office in Ontario, Canada. Lee & Associates Toronto will be headed by Mark Cascagnette, SIOR, and is the firm’s second office in Canada.
“Our focus continues to be enhanced client services in North America, and we are always looking for markets that we can expand into to better serve our clients,” said Lee & Associates CEO Jeff Rinkov, SIOR. “Toronto is one of the top ten largest cities in North America, and Mark has unparalleled success, experience, and knowledge of the Greater Toronto Area.”
Cascagnette brings over 28 years of diversified commercial brokerage and corporate real estate management experience, most recently as one of Cushman & Wakefield’s National Top 10 Brokers in Canada and its Top Industrial Producer in 2018.
“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Lee & Associates as we grow our business and service our clients in the GTA and Southern Ontario,” Cascagnette said. “I’ve done my homework, seen the results, and listened to our clients. Lee & Associates provides the best, most entrepreneurial, and progressive structure in our industry. The brokerage community has been waiting for a company designed to best service brokers and clients alike. We plan to become a regional commercial brokerage player and will recruit and train the best and brightest professionals in all service lines starting with industrial, office, land, and investment sales. We are so excited about tapping into Lee’s long-established national operation in the US, and along with our Vancouver partners, will help build a strong Canadian presence.”
Lee & Associates, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has put a renewed emphasis on expansion. New office locations over the last five years include Cincinnati, OH; Raleigh, NC; Miami, FL; Seattle, WA; Walnut Creek, CA; Vancouver, BC; Minneapolis, MN; Pasadena, CA; Lehigh Valley, PA; Columbus, OH; Houston, TX; Denver, CO; and Cleveland, OH.
The Toronto office will be located at 2810 Matheson Blvd E., Suite 310 in Mississauga, ON L4W 4X7. To contact Mark Cascagnette, please call (416) 937-7646 or email [email protected].