December 10, 2020 (TORONTO, ON, CANADA) – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, was honored by the announcement today that Lee & Associates Toronto President and Managing Partner Mark Cascagnette, SIOR was awarded Digital Innovator of the Year award, and Senior Vice President and Partner, Luis Almeida, SIOR took top honours for the prestigious Industrial Broker of the Year award.

On in its own, being awarded two of four awards at the annual SIOR broker awards is an exceptional accomplishment in Canada’s top commercial real estate marketplace, and is notably impressive given Lee & Associates’ Toronto office has only been in business since May 2019.

“We are truly overwhelmed and sincerely appreciative of the Central Chapter SIOR selection committee and humbled from the congratulations we have received from the investor, developer and brokerage community. The Toronto commercial brokerage industry is ultra-competitive and all nominees are so tremendously talented and capable. We feel very fortunate.”

In 2020, Luis Almeida had completed several large notable transactions within the Greater Toronto Area, crisscrossing the enormous industrial asset class involving development land sales, leasing, and investment sales. He was top choice out of a top class of six formidable nominees, and at 35 years old has solidified himself as one of the top young industrial brokers in Toronto and across Canada.

Mark is the founding partner of Lee & Associates Toronto and just recently celebrated its grand opening anniversary one year ago this week.  “Our focus continues to be expanding real estate service lines specific to our client’s needs while digitally communicating our ongoing successes through case studies, strategic thought leadership, and important market updates and reports in a creative manner.”

Lee & Associates is a commercial real estate brokerage, management and appraisal services firm. Established in 1979, Lee & Associates has grown its service platform to include offices in the United States and Canada. Lee & Associates provides superior market intelligence in office, industrial, retail, investment and appraisal to meet the specialized needs of our clients. For the latest news from Lee & Associates, visit


Jodie Zhou
Lee & Associates
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