Dan Kruse

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Dan Kruse

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Dan Kruse has been an industrial real estate broker since 1982 and began his career with Grubb & Ellis and Schneider Commercial Real Estate where he achieved numerous awards for being a top producer. Dan has been a principal and owner of Lee & Associates for over 28 years specializing in owner representation and user representation of industrial properties in the Orange County marketplace, although his client’s requirements frequently take him throughout Southern California.  Dan has brokered hundreds of transactions encompassing virtually every industrial street in Orange County in sizes ranging from 1,200 square feet to 230,000 square feet.   Dan frequently assists clients with requirements throughout the United States  due to the extensive network of Lee & Associates offices throughout the United States.

Born in Orange County, Dan attended Anaheim High School and graduated from California State University Fullerton earning a Degree in Business Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance.  Recently Dan received his certification in marketing from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

Dan is an active member of the American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIR) where he serves on the advisory counsel.

Dan has been a guest speaker for organizations such as Future Business Leaders of America, as an active participant in the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Dan specializes in seller and landlord representation, buyer and tenant representation, investment sales, property evaluations, lease document analysis, expert witness testimony, and site relocation logistics.

Dan has worked with such household names as The Walt Disney Company, Nordstrom, Inc., Federal Express, Hansen’s Sodas, NAPA Auto Parts, and The Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

Dan is proud to offer his clients what he believes is the most cutting-edge marketing program available for commercial properties available for sale or lease.


California Real Estate License since 1980

Owner/Principal, Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. - Orange

Active member of the American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIR)

Advisory Counsel to the American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIREA)

Million Dollar Club Member – Lee & Associates

Future Business Leaders of America (Guest Speaker)

North Orange County Chamber of Commerce Member

Ladera Ranch Board of Directors

California State University Fullerton Alumni Association Member



Community Involvement

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

Susan G. Komen Brest Cancer Foundation

Sierra Club

Ocean Concervancy

Dan Kruse Bill Lee

Dan Kruse with Bill Lee, the founder of Lee & Associates

Stone Age

Thanks for leasing two buildings for me and just last week leasing another after having the listing for only one week. You are always in my corner protecting my best interests and getting the job done right the first time.