Lee & Associates – Principal
Rick Scardino has been a commercial real estate broker for 28 years. At Lee & Associates of Illinois, he is spearheading the Retail Division as Director – Retail Brokerage. Throughout his career he has focused on all forms of retail brokerage including tenant representation, product/landlord representation, land, and investment sales in metropolitan Chicago.
Prior to joining Lee, Rick was the founder of Affinity Commercial Real Estate (ACRE). Rick formed ACRE in 2003 as a full- service boutique real estate brokerage firm. Subsequent to ACRE he was with Grubb & Ellis for nine years. Rick started his career with the former Childs Realty Group.
Rick has a strong background in restaurant projects and land sales. Before entering Commercial Real Estate he spent 20 years in family owned restaurants. He has leveraged that experience to allow him to represent numerous restaurants over the years either in expansion or disposition.