Bryant Receives the William J. Lee Lifetime Achievement Award

In addition to Bryant, others are recognized at Lee & Associates annual 2017 Broker Summit

LOS ANGELES--()--T. Richard (Dick) Bryant, Jr., president of the Atlanta office of Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, received the company’s highest honor, the William J. Lee Lifetime Achievement Award, for 2017.

“While the idea of getting a foothold in the Southeast market was a crucial step in our expansion efforts, it would have never happened if Dick wasn’t at the helm.”

The award, named after Lee & Associates’ founder, was presented by CEO Jeffrey Rinkov at the Lee & Associates Broker Summit on October 12 at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas. This honor recognizes not only Bryant’s distinguished entrepreneurial spirit at Lee & Associates, but also his exceptional contributions to the firm, the community and the real estate industry.

As a leader in Atlanta commercial real estate for 37 years, Bryant founded Bryant Commercial Real Estate Partners in 2004, merging the firm in 2010 with Lee & Associates where he remains president of the Atlanta office.

“When Lee & Associates made its first footprint in the South with the Atlanta office, it was one of the important office expansion moves our firm had made,” Rinkov explained at the Broker Summit presentation. “While the idea of getting a foothold in the Southeast market was a crucial step in our expansion efforts, it would have never happened if Dick wasn’t at the helm.”

According to Bryant, the seven-year affiliation with Lee & Associates, “has provided our Atlanta team with the best ideas and people from across the country while fostering a creative, supportive culture to maximize revenue opportunities. We are well positioned to offer local knowledge on a global level.”

Bryant serves on Lee & Associates’ Board of Directors and is a former member of the company’s Strategic Advisory Committee.

In addition to Bryant, Lee & Associates was proud to recognize those individuals and offices that made major contributions in 2016, including:

Clif Fincher Award (which recognizes top achievements by an associate).

  • Michael Androwich Jr., Lee & Associates Illinois

Networking Excellence

  • Lee & Associates Dallas

Dedication and Leadership

  • Bob Sattler, president Lee & Associates Orange
  • Lejo Mammen, Director of IT/Marketing/Research, Lee & Associates Commerce
  • Roland Weathers, IT Director, Lee & Associates Dallas

Office Humanitarian Award

  • Lee & Associates Ontario, CA
  • Lee & Associates New York
  • Lee & Associates Indianapolis

Circle of Excellence


  • Peter Braus, Lee & Associates NYC
  • Nick Wirick, Lee & Associates


  • Jeff Smith, Lee & Associates Ontario
  • Bill Heim, Lee & Associates Ontario


  • Warren Berzack, Lee & Associates, Sherman Oaks
  • George Yessaie, Lee & Associates Sherman Oaks


  • David Newton, Lee & Associates Orange
  • Dennis Someck, Lee & Associates NYC


  • Team – Patrick Dempsey and Jan Fincham, Lee & Associates Arizona
  • Team – Ryan Bennett and Ryan Barr, Lee & Associates North San Diego County

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