Colliers International Central Florida has hired one of the Southeast’s most successful industrial brokers, Lee Morris, SIOR, CCIM, LEED AP as Managing Director, Industrial Services, the company announced.
In this role, Morris will help expand Colliers International Central Florida’s industrial presence and market share by strengthening current relationships and creating new opportunities with clients.
In his career, Morris has handled more than 25 million square feet of industrial sale and lease transactions with a total value in excess of $1.5 billion. He has 34 years of real estate experience, including 24 years in commercial brokerage, and has worked with several top brokerage firms. His past positions include Director of Industrial Services with Cushman & Wakefield in Orlando and investment broker with CBRE in South Florida. Prior to his brokerage career, Morris owned and operated a construction & investment firm.
“Lee Morris is in the highest echelon of industrial brokers in our industry and among the top performers in the Orlando market,” said Ryan Kratz, President of Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Southwest Florida. “With Lee joining our organization, our already vibrant Central Florida industrial practice will continue to grow.”
Morris holds the distinguished CCIM and SIOR designations and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
He has been named the Best Commercial Real Estate Broker in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal. He has also been awarded the Top Industrial Producer and Top Ten Overall Producer by the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors (CFCAR), and has won the Deal of the Year award Morris is a CFCAR Hallmark Award Recipient.
“I am excited about Colliers’ robust industrial platform, entrepreneurial leadership, and excellent integration between brokerage and property management,” Morris said. “The company also has a long history of solid relationships with major industrial clients. I look forward to contributing to one of Florida’s top industrial real estate teams.”
Morris will join Deborah Mickler, CCIM, SIOR, Director – Industrial Services, Bill Parke, SIOR, Director – Industrial Services, and Fred Beasley, B.Sc, SIOR, Director – Investment Sales as a part of Colliers International Central Florida’s fully integrated industrial team.