September 25, 2019 (Cincinnati, Ohio) – Lee & Associates, a nationwide leader in commercial real estate services, is pleased to announce that Vikaas Patni has joined the company as Vice President of Brokerage Services. Most recently, Vikaas was with West Fork Realty Group (formerly Weprin Realty, Inc.)., and before that he spent over 2 years with Meridian Realty Capital, as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the day to day running of the company and the execution of all new development projects. Prior to Meridian, Vikaas spent seven years with Phillips Edison & Company, as a Leasing Agent and then as Senior Director of Re-Development. He was instrumental in starting Phillips Edison’s Re-development program, which was responsible for strategic remerchandising, physical improvements and anchor leasing to enhance the value of underperforming shopping centers, located mostly in secondary and tertiary markets, primarily via NOI growth. His other experiences include positions at Limited Brands (now L Brands),U.S. Properties Group and Accenture.

“Lee & Associates is focused on expanding and strengthening its presence in the retail market throughout Greater Cincinnati, and Vikaas will play an integral role in ensuring that we meet our goals,” said John Rickert, principal of Lee & Associates| Cincinnati. “We’re confident that Vikaas will maximize value to our clients by providing professional grade services.”Vikaas’ career in real estate spans 18-years, with expertise in all aspects of shopping center operations including development, redevelopment, anchor leasing, acquisition, disposition and financial analysis.