SOUTHFIELD — Lee & Associates of Michigan, a full-service commercial real estate company, announces the addition of Renée L. de Spelder to its growing team. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, de Spelder joins the office division as a senior associate, specializing in tenant representation and agency leasing throughout the metropolitan Detroit area, as well as global markets.
Beginning her career in 1992 in Cushman & Wakefield’s commercial office division, de Spelder achieved the position of associate director in 2000. Upon the closing of Cushman & Wakefield’s local office in 2005, she joined Trammell Crow Co., which was acquired by CBRE in 2006.
In 2004, de Spelder earned the CoStar Power Broker Award, as well as Cushman & Wakefield’s Service Excellence Award for her performance as Canadian National Railway’s “Single Point of Contact” for real estate transactions in the United States. Over the past several years, she has been responsible for the sale or lease of over 8.6 million square feet of space.
Achieving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College, de Spelder is an ongoing supporter of Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, the Imus Ranch Foundation and Alternatives for Girls, a nonprofit organization for homeless and high risk girls and young women.