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Lee & Associates Hires Palazzone, Ruder and Candler in Atlanta

Lee & Associates has announced the hiring of Michael Palazzone, Mendy Ruder and Willie Candler in the firm’s Atlanta office. All three will join the firm as associates.

Michael Palazzone, Mendy Ruder and Willie Candler

Palazzone joins the team with five years of commercial real estate experience and a backround in investment analysis and financial services. He will focus on office leasing and tenant representation in the Midtown and Central Perimeter markets. Ruder will be working with Craig Viergever and Tyler Flemming, primarily pursuing tenant and landlord representation opportunities in the Northeast Atlanta Industrial Submarket. Candler will join the team as a Research Associate.

“While many commercial real estate firms are contracting, Lee Atlanta continues to grow by strategically adding brokers that have an advisory mindset and the ability to work through any obstacle to find the right solution for the client,” said David Howard, president and CEO at Lee & Associates Atlanta. “All three gentlemen’s commitment to join Lee & Associates Atlanta show our ability to continue to attract amazing talent in this time of uncertainty. Our entrepreneurial environment and top-notch support staff provide our agents with the right tools to support their clients. We look forward to having Michael, Mendy and Willie on the Lee Atlanta team.”

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About David Cohen

David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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