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Professional Summary

As the former CEO of E.W. James & Sons Supermarkets, Lee Ann is well-versed in all angles of the retail investment equation. She joined Colliers in spring 2016, bringing 20 years of retail grocery experience and distinct industry insight to the Colliers Retail Services Group. Lee Ann partners with Jim Morris, a real estate veteran dedicated to serving the needs of the retail investment industry. The team specializes in retail investment services for private and institutional investors, developers, retailers, and lenders.
 

While serving as the chief executive for E.W. James & Sons Supermarkets, Lee Ann oversaw the company’s real estate leases, build-to-suits, acquisitions and divestitures. She was named 2005’s “Woman of the Year” by the National Grocer Association and has been recognized in trade magazine Progressive Grocer as a “Top Woman in Grocery.” Her proficiency on both sides of the retail real estate equation make her an invaluable advisor to the retail property buyer, seller, and tenant.  
 

While her previous career history is an asset to her retail-focused clients, Lee Ann is well-versed in other types of investment properties as sole owner of 3G Development Company, LLC. As owner of 3G, Lee Ann owns and manages commercial and residential rental properties.

Education:

Lee Ann holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. She earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she studied business management. Before ascending the ranks of retail management, Lee Ann expanded her broker and analyst experience at the New Jersey and New York offices of Jones Lang LaSalle and Cushman & Wakefield. Lee Ann’s former clients include FedEx, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies.

Memberships & Involvements:

Lee Ann is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. 

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