Lee & Associates New Jersey office in Elmwood Park
By Joshua Burd
Lee & Associates has hired a veteran property management executive to help expand the firm’s practice and support its existing clients in New Jersey.
The real estate services firm announced that David Violette, who manages more than 9 million square feet of commercial real estate throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, has joined its ranks as executive director. He is based in Lee & Associate’s Elmwood Park office, bringing more than 30 years of property management experience.
“My goals include increasing the market penetration of Lee & Associates property management by identifying new opportunities and optimizing the level of service requirements for all of our clients,” Violette said.
Prior to joining Lee & Associates, Violette was director of property management at NAI DiLeo-Bram and & Co. He services a client portfolio that includes Cabot Properties, Prudential and Blackstone, among others.
Previously, he served as senior vice president for Colliers Houston & Co., where he oversaw a portfolio of 75 properties throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.
“David has a proven track record of successful management of industrial, office and retail space throughout northern and central New Jersey and is currently responsible for overseeing consistent delivery of management services for a (9 million-square-foot) property portfolio,” Lee & Associates Principal Brian Lynch said. “David’s primary objective will be to provide comprehensive support for our clients across all stages of the value chain.
“He joins our dedicated staff and I think he will be able to implement his ideas for further growth quickly.”
Combined, Lee & Associates New Jersey manages more than 11 million square feet in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Violette, a CPA, received his bachelor’s in accounting from Northeastern University. He serves on the executive committee for the Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.