Established in 2012, LES Management is a full service Commercial Real Estate Brokerage & Property Management firm offering an experienced management team in the areas of retail, residential, and office property management. Lower East Side Management provides its clients with a full suite of real estate and real estate related services. Some of these services include:
- Full Service Property and Facilities Management
- Risk Assessment
- Lease Administration
- Lease Auditing
- Property Management
- Brokerage Services
- Asset Evaluation
- Marketing Services
- Leasing Services
- Asset Disposition
Each property that is managed by Lower East Side Management, LLC is given a unique plan of action in order to provide the optimum professional service and ensure long term appreciation of the property. As the management and leasing agent, we call on our staffs’ financial, operational and technical expertise to prepare a cost-effective management and marketing plan. Lower East Side Management, in this competitive market, has the sophistication, experience, fiscal capability and understanding of the dynamics of real estate management.
Meet the Team
Michael P Cases
Michael Cases is the President and Owner of Lower East Side Management, LLC. He is responsible for acquisition, investment, and financial management of all developing projects. Cases formally served as Cases Realty Group’s Director of Commercial Sales and Finance, where his responsibilities included oversight of financing activities, treasury functions, corporate reporting, financial analysis, structuring new investments, and sourcing new business opportunities.
He earned a degree in Business, Construction Management and Psychology from Florida International University. As a Miami native, Michael has made his niche with off-market transactions. Cases also represents principals in NYC where he is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York.
Mr. Cases lives in in Miami / NYC and devotes much of his spare time and resources to professional and non-profit organizations; his philanthropic activities include volunteering with Habitat For Humanity, The Starting Place and providing intervention programs for at risk teens and their families. Mr. Cases is also active with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami as well as the founder of The Mezuzah Club, a non-profit for university students.
Architect (AIA) / General Contractor (CGC)
Leon Cases is the Lead Architect/Certified General Contractor for Lower East Side Management, LLC. Leon Cases, AIA brings over thirty years of experience in architecture, interiors, construction, and related fields managing complex, multidisciplinary projects, involving all phases of work. Project types have included aviation and transportation facilities. Commercial projects have included retail, office, industrial and warehouse projects. Residential projects have included single family residences, townhomes, and low-rise multi-unit buildings.
He has served on the Board of several non-profit organizations and has volunteered on numerous community programs over the years. More recently, he has served as Secretary and Treasurer on the Board of Directors, and a Committee Chairman with the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Currently, he is representing the chapter as a State Director.
Leon received a Bachelor of Architecture from Florida Atlantic University and a B.S. in Architecture, from The City College of New York. In addition to being a license Architect, he is a Certified General Contractor and a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Florida.
Assistant Property Manager (Wizard of Technology)
Michelle Wong is Lower East Side Management’s office manager and Cases Realty Group’s executive assistant. Since 2016, Michelle has specialized in back of house financing and assisting the Cases Family in financing agreements. She received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University.
Ms. Wong has an excellent understanding and working knowledge of the industry. As a zealous advocate and trusted property manager to the firm, Ms Wong has demonstrated an exemplary ability to navigate complex bid and R&R studies in order to achieve favorable results.
Director of Finance
Lena Zubkova is the Director of Finance of Lower East Side Management, LLC. Zubkova has over 11 years of experience in real estate investments, acquisitions and sales; she began acquiring properties at the courthouse steps. After receiving her MBA in finance from Nova Southeastern University, she took on a new challenge, the commercial real estate market; Zubkova is a self-taught foreclosure auction specialist and analyst.
Prior to taking the position as Director of Finance, Zubkova worked with Lehman Partners; within 30 days, she was promoted to manage the acquisition team. Then, when the market shifted, Lena went took an analyst position with the top team nationwide in Marcus & Millichap, as a senior analyst for one of the top brokers in the United States. Lena initiated and explored the possibilities of buying commercial distressed real estate assets and defaulted debt instruments. She applied the knowledge from her MBA program by analyzing financial statements of potential properties and building complex models to forecast future performance.