Lee Morris | Colliers International | Orlando

Lee Morris


Executive Managing Director

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Professional Summary

Mr. Morris has thirty four years of real estate experience, including twenty four years of commercial brokerage, most recently as Director of Industrial Services with Cushman & Wakefield in Orlando and before that as an investment broker with CB Commercial in South Florida.  During his tenure, he has completed transactions in excess of 2.5 billion dollars or twenty five million square feet of sale and lease transactions.  His sales include office, retail, and industrial properties while the majority of his leasing has been industrial properties.  He is a proven dealmaker and a strategic thinker with excellent communication and negotiation skills.  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail coupled with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills allow him to work well in a team environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
In addition to his many years of brokerage experience, Mr. Morris has managed his own investment and construction companies. His extensive and diverse experience and understanding of construction contribute to his success and provide a strong foundation for overseeing the development, leasing, and sale of commercial projects.



Mr. Morris has assisted owners, tenants, and developers with all aspects of property ownership including sales, leasing, site selection, development, sale/leasebacks, 1031 exchanges, and build-to-suits.  Because he has been a licensed contractor, he is able to recognize issues that impact the development of a site, oversee a build-to-suit or address items that effect the functionality of the finished project. With 36 years of experience and a diverse business and real estate background, Mr. Morris provides the expertise necessary to complete any transaction.

• Best Commercial Real Estate Broker - Central Florida Business Journal
• Top Industrial Producer - Commercial Real Estate Society
• Deal of the Year Award - Commercial Real Estate Society
• Top Industrial Brokerage Team - NAIOP
• #2 Overall Industrial Producer - Hallmark Awards (CFREC)
• Top Ten Overall Producer - Commercial Real Estate Society
• Top Five Industrial Producer - Commercial Real Estate Society




Memberships & Involvements

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Central Florida Commercial Real Estate Society (CFCRS), Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR), Counsel of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP)


AEW, BASF Corporation, Best Buy, Cabot Properties, CVS, DCT, DHL, Disney Corp, Dow Jones, Exel Logistics, FedEx, MASCO, Mitsubishi, Prologis, Seefried Properties, and TA Associates.


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Type
Industrial, Land
Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group, Sustainability Group
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