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Business Observer Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 9 years ago

Banker joins brokerage

Former Fort Myers bank president Hal Tate joins Lee & Associates.

FORT MYERS — Longtime banker Hal Tate recently joined the commercial real estate firm Lee & Associates as senior vice president.

Tate formerly was president of Reliance Bank in Fort Myers. Prior to that, he served in executive positions with Riverside Bank of the Gulf Coast and First National Bank of Southwest Florida.

“As a former bank president, Hal brings a wealth of practical business experience to the real estate industry,” says Jerry Messonnier, principal of Lee & Associates, in a statement.

California-based Lee & Associates recently opened its first office on the Gulf Coast in Fort Myers. You can read a recent Business Review story on the company's plans here.

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