Thomas C. Hiles, SIOR Named Principal at Lee & Associates


Industry veteran will bring national and regional real estate experience to the firm

Torrance, CA – April 18, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Lee & Associates, one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the country, has named Thomas “Tommy” C. Hiles, SIOR as the newest principal of the Atlanta office.

Hiles, a 32-year real estate veteran, comes to Lee with national, regional and local Atlanta success in industrial real estate brokerage with a strong focus on tenants and building users, industrial landlords and owners, and economic and private developer representations and relationships. Over the last five years, Tommy was successfully involved in over 130 transactions leasing over 10 million square feet with a gross aggregate lease value in excess of $105 million. In 2010, Hiles represented Woodgrain Distribution in the leasing of 160,800 square feet from DCT Industrial Trust, Kichler Lighting in the leasing of 247,000 square feet from Sealy Company, and Pratt Industries in the leasing of 127,338 square feet from First  Industrial Realty Trust.

“Tommy brings extensive experience on both the ownership and tenant side of the transaction to Lee & Associates. He has demonstrated his competency, integrity and business acumen during an extremely successful real estate career in the Atlanta and Southeastern real estate market. We look forward to a long and enjoyable relationship with Tommy as he takes a leadership role with the Atlanta office of Lee & Associates,” said T. Richard Bryant, president of Lee & Associates’ Atlanta office.

Prior to joining Lee, Hiles spent two years as senior vice president – corporate industrial services with Bull Realty after previous good commercial real estate stints with Cushman & Wakefield, The Walker Companies, Staubach, and First Industrial Realty Trust. Hiles also worked as an energy conservation consultant for Servidyne, Inc., an energy management company.

Hiles has wide experience in corporate industrial property lease activity (renewals, expansions, relocations and new locations), and sales including build-to-suit facilitation. Transaction sizes have ranged from 1,800 square feet to 1 million square feet. Lee’s cutting edge marketing and tenant servicing platform supported by some of the top commercial real estate brokers in Atlanta servicing owners, users, and purchasers of commercial, industrial, and investment real estate allows Hiles to move his practice forward as the Southeastern U.S. economy stabilizes and rolls into a business expansion mode.

Tommy’s real estate career began in 1979 in Atlanta while attending Georgia Tech. He has been an active member of the Society of Industrial Realtors (SIOR) since 1994.

About Lee & Associates
Celebrating more than 32 years of leadership excellence in commercial real estate, Lee & Associates is one of the largest national commercial real estate providers with regional expertise. Lee & Associates currently has 42 offices located in California, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Texas and Wisconsin. Lee & Associates’ clients enjoy a comprehensive range of specialized commercial real estate services including: industrial, office, multifamily and retail property sales and leasing; real estate investment consulting, property acquisition and disposition; tenant representation and relocation, land assemblage, site selection, mixed-use and urban in-fill, property and portfolio evaluation and market research. Additional information is available at


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