Lee & Associates of Illinois creates office practice with hiring of Tony Russo and Ryan Freed

Lee & Associates of Illinois has added two veteran brokers to the firm. Tony Russo, senior vice president, and Ryan Freed, vice president, will launch Lee & Associates’ office practice.

Russo and Freed have worked together for over eight years and have a combined 28 years of experience in the suburban Chicago office market. They began their careers with a focus on the I-88 / East-West Corridor; while keeping a firm grasp on that market, they continue to expand their team’s platform to the I-90 Northwest Suburbs.

During his 18 years in commercial real estate, Russo has been particularly successful in the leasing of assets with high vacancy rates and time on market. Prior to his brokerage career, he attended Madison Area Technical College where he earned his technical diploma in architectural drafting. He is a licensed Illinois Managing Broker and is affiliated with the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors (NICAR).

Freed’s entrepreneurial and hands-on approach to real estate has allowed him to build successful and long-term relationships with his clients while taking into consideration their business needs and real estate goals. He is a graduate from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship and small business management.

“We are excited to have a foothold in the suburban Chicago office market,” said Tom Condon, principal at Lee & Associates of Illinois. “Tony and Ryan are two proven veterans that Lee & Associates can build with in the future.”