Lee & Associates-L.A. North/Ventura Michael Tingus became president of Lee & Associates-L.A. North/Ventura in 2004 and since then has ranked as one of the top-producing brokers in the region each year. His expertise spans industrial, office and retail properties. Tingus was appointed to the Initial Planning Commission for the city of Calabasas in 1993 and served for five, twoyear terms, two of those years as chairman. He has sold or leased $3 billion worth of properties. On New Year’s Eve, in conjunction with Mazirow Commercial Inc.’s Sheryl Mazirow, Tingus sealed a deal for Malibu-based HRL Laboratories to lease 84,000 square feet in Calabasas. ALMA MATER: Loyola Marymount University BEST ADVICE: Don’t ever stop learning or growing as a person. FAVORITE BOOK: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t” by James C. Collins and “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy. BUCKET LIST: Bali, Indonesia.