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Brian Knowles, SIOR, CCIM, MCR
Industrial Specialist
Principal, Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania, LLC
540 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 102
Fort Washington, PA 17011
United States
Phone: +01.610.400-0484
Cell: +1.609.851-8814
Email: bknowles@lee-associates.com
Website: http://www.lee-associates.com
 
Chapter:   SIOR Philadelphia Chapter
Member Since: 2015
 
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Bio

Mr. Knowles is a founding Principal of Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania LLC (LAEP), where he also serves as the Marketing and Recruitment Chair and a member of the firm’s Board of Managers. His transactional focus includes site selection, tenant representation and the disposition of industrial real estate for clients on a national level with a concentration throughout the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware markets.

Mr. Knowles is an alumnus and current Board member of the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Institutional Management from West Virginia University. Mr. Knowles began his real estate career at CB Richard Ellis and quickly became Senior Vice President of Industrial Services serving Central and Southern New Jersey. Brian then joined the Staubach Company as a Principal to lead their Northeast Industrial Services Practice. In 2008, the Staubach Company merged with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). At JLL, Brian was a lead member of the Industrial Services Group and member of JLL’s Logistics & Supply Chain Solutions team. Knowles co-built the practice from a zero market share to nine broker plus support team to a market leading position.

Mr. Knowles provides industrial clients with expertise and best practices in evaluating real estate portfolios and supply chain initiatives to uncover cost saving opportunities. Brian has completed in excess of 40 million square feet of transactions for his clients and sold over 3,000 acres of industrial land. Additionally, he has represented many companies on their consolidation projects, build-to-suit initiatives, site selection and disposition projects throughout the local and many other US/global markets. Some of Mr. Knowles’ clients include Kellogg’s, Mannington Mills, DHL Supply Chain, Pratt Industries, Wal-Mart, Burlington Coat Factory, and Destination Maternity.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Knowles has been recognized multiple times as a CoStar Power Broker, has been named the Industrial Broker of the Year by Liberty Property Trust and recently recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as Philadelphia’s top regional Industrial broker. While at JLL, Mr. Knowles was a Top 10 national producer and recognized multiple times as Top Gun and Top Achiever, placing his performance within the top 1%-10% of the company. Mr. Knowles also served as a national board member for JLL’s Industrial Services Group. Mr. Knowles is accredited with a Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) designation and a Certified Commercial Investment Member, (CCIM) designation.

Mr. Knowles is an active member of the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). Mr. Knowles is previous a previous local chapter board member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and is the former Chairman of the Gloucester County, NJ Chamber of Commerce.

Achievements
  • Mack Cali- Largest Flex Deal -2003
  • CBRE- Top Broker NJ- 2003
  • JLL Top Ten- 2013
  • Philadelphia Business Journel- 2013- Industrial Heavy Hitter of the Year
  • Liberty Property Trust - Broker of the Year 2009
  • JLL Top Gun- 4x
  • CoStar Power Broker (Multiple)
Affiliates
  • CSCMP
  • IAMC
  • MCR
  • CCIM
Education
  • Marine Military Academy- Harlingen, Tx 83'
  • West Virginia University- BS Institutional Management, 88'
Areas of Practice
  • Investments
  • Tenant Representation
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Sale/Leasing
  • Landlord
  • Corporate Services
  • Consulting
Transactions
2017

Adam Campbell, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield
Harrisburg, PA

Brian Knowles, SIOR, CCIM, MCR

Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania, LLC
Fort Washington, PA

Industrial Lease

358,498 sq. ft.

Adam represented Northpoint
Brian represented Patagonia Inc

Wilkes Barre, PA - October 4, 2017

Brian Knowles, SIOR, CCIM, MCR

Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania, LLC
Fort Washington, PA

Industrial Lease

197,500 sq. ft.

Lower Macungie, PA - August 30, 2017

Brian Knowles, SIOR, CCIM, MCR

Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania, LLC
Fort Washington, PA

John Van Buskirk, SIOR

Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania, LLC
Camp Hill, PA

Michael Hess, SIOR

CBRE
Harrisburg, PA

Industrial Lease

1,007,868 sq. ft.

Brian represented Goodman
John represented Goodman
Michael represented Syncreon

Carlisle, PA - August 16, 2017
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