Our Team

Justin Smith Senior Vice President

LEE & ASSOCIATES
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

(949) 790-3151
jbsmith@leeirvine.com
License #: 01504494

Over his 17 year career, Justin has honed his commercial real estate skills in order to guide organizations through the real estate process with minimal disruption. Important in this process is executive authority, a transparent process, and early victories. Bringing a sophisticated real estate consultant onto your team can the level of the playing field and ensure the success of the real estate project.

Justin participates in the CoreNet Global association and has completed his Masters of Corporate Real Estate. His high-level understanding of finance, operations, law, and technology ensures that he can plug into any department within your company to understand current challenges and assess potential real estate specific solutions.

Part of Justin’s business acumen stems from his educational background. Justin completed his double masters, Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Real Estate Development, at the University of Southern California whereby he built his foundation of corporate finance and financial modeling. Justin previously completed his introduction into business and the global economy while earning his BA in Economics at the University of California Irvine. He has also a completed select coursework in Discounted Cash Flow Analysis and Advanced Legal Aspects at the University of California Los Angeles. He is Argus Software Certified. Currently, Justin is pursuing his Certified Commercial Investment Member designation from CCIM, and his certificate in Global Logistics from the California State University of Long Beach.

Fun Fact: One of my recent wins is with my wife and kids at the park, setting up hammocks and a tent, to practice for a future camping trips.

Jeannette Plumeda

Marketing Research Assistant

jplumeda@leeirvine.com
(909) 993-3482

Jeannette recently graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing Management. Jeannette joined Lee & Associate as a Marketing Research Assistant. This role has given her the opportunity to evolve her knowledge of commercial real estate. Jeannette has been assigned to a project in which she will canvas and research industrial buildings in the Inland Empire area.

Fun Fact: Jeannette adopted a Great Dane/German Shepherd mix named Chico and a Sulcata Tortoise named Squirtle that completed her little family.

Grant LaBounty

Associate

glabounty@leeirvine.com
(562) 310-2048

As a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he obtained a degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Structures, Grant grew to understand the nuances of interpersonal relationships, which has already paid dividends by allowing him to generate relationships on both a professional and personal level. Grant focuses largely on serving the real estate needs of logistics, warehouse, and other industrial clients in the Mid Counties of Southern California. Before graduating from UCSB, Grant interned with Justin Smith over the summer of 2019 which enabled him to transition seamlessly from his education to professional career.

Fun Fact: Grant studied abroad in London.

Chris Vassilian

Executive Associate

cvassilian@leeirvine.com
(949) 422-8967

Chris graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration emphasizing in Finance. While joining the team at Lee and Associate’s as an Executive Assistant, he is pursuing his Master of Finance degree at UCI to further both his educational background and experience in the workplace simultaneously. Chris focuses on business development and finding off market deals for industrial developers in the midst of record low supply and insatiable demand. 

Fun Fact: Chris enjoys surfing in his free time

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Partial Client List

  • Trend Offset Printing

  • RREEF

  • Davis Partners

  • Cohen Asset Management

  • Scuderia Development

  • Volt Information Services

  • Wellspring

  • SSR Motorsports

  • Collins Distributing

  • The Davidson Group

  • Berger Transfer & Storage

  • Stillen Automotive

  • South County Bank

  • OSC Automotive

  • Blueprint Studios

  • CR&R

  • Shaw Properties

  • Saddleback Associates

  • W.L. Butler Construction

  • Mark IV Capital

  • Arthrocare

  • Boulderscape

  • Hunt Dabney & Associates

  • Amoroso Construction

  • Top Global USA

  • Bob Siemon Designs

  • Felbro Food Products

  • Tri-West

  • Modernica

  • Vit-Best Nutrition

Notable Assignments

14570 Meyer Canyon Drive, Fontana, CA45,795 SF
9108-9138-9168 Pittsburgh Ave & 9105-9145-9175 Milliken Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
166,155 SF
85 Auto Center Dr, Pomona8.56 Acres
11372 Western Ave, Stanton2.06 Acres
Simpson Strong Tie Portfolio, Brea227,000 SF
15927 Distribution Way, Cerritos220,000 SF
15220 Canary Ave, La Mirada93,280 SF
330 S. Hale Ave, Fullerton90,336 SF
17745 Lookout Rd, Schertz, TX80,265 SF
11641 Pike St, Santa Fe Springs75,000 SF
13220 Molette St, Santa Fe Springs70,706 SF
602 S. 54th Ave, Phoenix, AZ60,000 SF
2100 Valencia Dr, Fullerton57,822 SF
15551 Red Hill Ave, Tustin56,000 SF
501 Burning Tree, Fullerton55,740 SF
2730 El Presidio St, Carson53,760 SF
200 W. Carob St, Compton50,333 SF
12250 Industry St, Garden Grove46,363 SF
6220 Descanso Ave, Buena Park45,761 SF
2652 Dow Ave, Tustin42,340 SF
320 Kalmus, Costa Mesa41,655 SF
2411 Glassell St, Orange38,912 SF
10350 Nations Ford Rd, Charlotte35,445 SF
12825 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk35,200 SF
2323 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim33,800 SF
2781 Dow Ave, Tustin33,488 SF
2827 S. Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles32,027 SF
6060 Phyllis Dr, Cypress30,188 SF
10860 6th St, Rancho Cucamonga26,506 SF
1515 W. Fullerton Ave, Ste B, Addison26,100 SF
3 Mason, Irvine23,355 SF
80 Empire Dr, Lake Forest21,400 SF
8707 Sorensen, Santa Fe Springs21,000 SF
7302 Adams St, Los Angeles20,010 SF
3501 W. Segerstrom Ave, Ste WH, Santa Ana20,000 SF
888 W. Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana19,975 SF
2752 Walnut Ave, Tustin18,574 SF
1173 N. Grove St, Anaheim17,400 SF
27 Journey, Aliso Viejo15,948 SF
30202 Esperanza, RSM14,980 SF
20432 Barents Sea, Lake Forest14,960 SF
7 Goodyear, Irvine13,727 SF
32921 Calle Perfecto, SJC13,576 SF