Lee Kort has been in the real estate business for over 30 years, with extensive experience in both commercial and residential properties.
Over the years, he has specialized in mobile home communities. He has had a variety of roles with companies responsible for the acquisition and management of these communities, eventually building an extensive portfolio of his own.
Education & Early Career
Mr. Kort graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1985. He was a commercial real estate broker in San Diego at Marcus & Millichap until 1987, at which time the De Anza Real Estate Group hired him.
Mobile Home Communities
Located in Beverly Hills, California, De Anza Real Estate Group was one of the largest mobile home park operators in the nation until they sold out their portfolio in 1994, to MHC Communities, a national REIT. Mr. Kort served as vice president in charge of all acquisitions across the country including Florida, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and California, where he retained the position of Director of Acquisitions. Mr. Kort was ultimately responsible for negotiating and participating in the purchase of over $120,000,000 of manufactured home communities.
Mr. Kort has concentrated on developing an extensive real estate portfolio which consists of mobile home park units throughout California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, and apartment units in Southern California. More recently, Mr. Kort has aggressively ventured into acquisitions of commercial properties in Southern California. Lee Kort has achieved a reputation for securing deals quickly, smoothly, and with strong capitalization rates.
Involvement in Professional Organizations
Mr. Kort is a licensed California real estate broker and has served as a member of the mobile home rent control board of the City of Carpinteria California. He is also a member of the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA), the Mobile Home Educational Trust, the California Mobile Park Association, the Golden State Mobile Home Owners League, the Apartment Owners’ Association, Young President’s Organization, a collection of company leaders.
Mr. Kort is also an active philanthropist, supporting many LA-area causes.