Lee J. Shapiro serves as Executive Vice President, Director of Retail for Kennedy Wilson Brokerage in Los Angeles. For the past 31 years, he has specialized in the sale and leasing of commercial investment properties throughout Southern California with a focus on office, retail, and development sites. Lee has extensive experience in assisting private capital and institutional owners/developers of retail and office product with the design and leasing of new projects as well as repositioning of existing properties.
Over the course of his career, Lee has closed over 1,000 transactions worth $1.5 billion. He is currently the exclusive agent for over 1.8 million square feet of commercial space across Southern California. In 2021, he completed 43 transactions representing more than 200,000 square feet of commercial real estate valued at $73 million.
Recent notable transactions include a 14,248-square-foot lease with Erewhon Market in Culver City, a 14,700-square-foot lease with CVS in Santa Monica; a 11,500-square-foot lease with CVS in DTLA; 25,000-square-foot lease with Plum Market in Hollywood; the disposition of a four-property portfolio of drive-thru bank branches in Burbank, San Pedro, Lake Forest and Torrance; leases with Whole Foods and BevMo!; and leases with Sephora, CorePower Yoga, Mendocino Farms, Philz Coffee and Salt & Straw at Culver City’s new mixed-use development, The Culver Steps.
Prior to joining Kennedy Wilson Brokerage, Lee worked at Charles Dunn Company, where he most recently served as Senior Managing Director.
International Council of Shopping Centers
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
Northern Trust Bank
Ocean West Capital Partners
Oceanwide Plaza LLC
Host Hotels & Resorts OUE
Rising Realty Partners
The Kor Group
The Related Companies
Cypress Equity Investments
The Wolff Company
The Dinerstein Companies
DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners
East West Bank
Lennar US Bank
Essex Property Trust
Main Street Advisors
Vintage Capital Group
Mill Creek Residential
Minneapolis Teachers Annuity
2021 Influencers in Retail - Globe St.
2021 Best Retail Sale Silver Award - San Fernando Valley Business Journal
2019 Influencers in Retail - Globe St.