Hutak & DeRousse

Commercial Real Estate Services at Lee & Associates


Todd Kaiser, Kaiser Transport Inc.:

“Phillip, I wanted to thank you for the fine service, your urgency around this deal, and for always answering your phone when I call. You helped us identify and secure a great property in a short amount of time and in such a tight market.”

Todd Kaiser
Kaiser Transport Inc.

Hawaiian Islands Forwarders:

“We recently engaged Phillip and Joel and Lee & Associates to represent Hawaiian Islands Forwarders in finding a bigger warehouse facility to support our growth and to sublease our existing building. The result for HIF could not have worked out better. In a tight market, we were able to secure the building we wanted in the time frame we needed it.

Phil and Joel were also able to find several options for well-qualified subtenants, allowing us to select 2 deals that best fit our goals. Our subtenant moved in within days of we moving out of the old building and we negotiated a deal to immediately fill some excess space at our new facility.

Because of their efforts, HIF was able to move into newer, more flexible building twice the size as our old facility, well under our budget for net facility costs.”

Viva Saleh, SFS Platinum Properties:

“Joel has exceptional verbal communications skills in delicate situations which require accurate expression of concepts. He also displays exceptional negotiation skills to reach optimal agreement for both buyer and seller. Joel personally follows through every item in a transaction and does not depend on others to do the job.”

Mike Catalano, Applied Companies:

“Dear Joel,

I want to personally thank you for your assistance in acquiring our new facilities. Your knowledge of real estate, the local real estate market and especially the complex transaction process has allowed for a seamless transition during our expansion period. There are many facets of running a business, the acquisition of real estate being one, and your diligence and knowledge have allowed me to focus on the operation of the business during the often difficult and complex real estate world.

Thank you again for all your hard work, I look forward to working with you again in the future on any Real Estate transaction that our company may face.


Applied Companies
Mike Catalano
Chief Financial Officer”

Partial Client List

  • Cailyn Cosmetics

  • Transglobe Auto

  • Air Sea Packing Group, Inc.

  • Laub Hunt Packaging Systems

  • Wilson Industrial Electrical Inc.

  • Vasquez Trucking

  • A&R Management Inc.

  • Polycoat Products, Inc.

  • Premier Packaging, Inc.

  • City of Santa Fe Springs

  • CNL Mannequins

  • MCM Woodworking

  • Novacap, a Dover Corporation Subsidiary

  • Lane Seven Apparel

  • Jason Tool & Engineering

  • Kaiser Transport

  • Macadamia Oil

  • Trimed Ortho

  • Aronoff Brothers

  • Canyon Plastics

  • SFS Platinum Properties

  • Transglobe Auto

  • Summer Systems

  • Classic Wire Cut

  • Valley Syncom Circuits

  • Servicemaster

  • Ahern Rentals