Lee & Associates Grows Presence In The South With Latest Expansion: Baton Rouge, LA

Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, announces the opening of a new office in Baton Rouge, LA. The office will specialize in industrial, office, land, and retail brokerage, with plans to strategically build a team that will grow their capabilities throughout the southern Louisiana market.

The Lee & Associates Baton Rouge team will be led by Evan Scroggs, CCIM. During the initial start-up period, the Lee & Associates Houston office will provide resources and assistance to ensure that the new Baton Rouge office is well-supported.

“What drew me to opening the first Lee & Associates office in Louisiana is the exceptional value and support provided to brokers and the extensive network Lee & Associates has across North America in its 70+ offices,” said Scroggs. “This suite of services and back-office support allows brokers to do what they do best, facilitate solutions for clients with complex commercial real estate problems. Ultimately, the value Lee & Associates brings to the broker translates into enhanced and more robust client services.”

Scroggs, formerly a senior advisor with NAI Latter & Blum, brings 13 years of experience in office and industrial sales and leasing and is an active member of the Baton Rouge commercial real estate community. Currently, he serves on the planning and zoning commission for East Baton Rouge parish and has held leadership roles in the Louisiana CCIM Chapter as president and as a member of the board of directors. He has served as the president of the GBRAR CID and served on the board for LACDB. Additionally, Scroggs is the presenter for the Industrial Trends Report at the GBRAR Trends in Real Estate event.

“We are excited about the enhanced capability and increased presence our new office in Baton Rouge brings to Lee & Associates. Evan and his team bring phenomenal market leadership, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and leading market penetration,” said Jeffrey Rinkov, CEO of Lee & Associates. “The first-class support provided by our Houston office will allow us to aggressively recruit seasoned agents in the market who are attracted to our principal/ownership-led structure.”

Lee & Associates has established an emphasis on expansion. New office locations in the last five years include Calgary, AB; Nashville, TN; Los Angeles – Downtown, CA; San Francisco, CA; Omaha, NE; Naples, FL; Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Toronto, ON; Cincinnati, OH; Raleigh, NC; Miami, FL; and Seattle, WA.