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Kenneth Lee

Senior Managing Director - Chief Investment Officer

Kenneth Lee is Senior Managing Director - Chief Investment Officer for McDowell Properties. Mr. Lee is responsible for the firm’s overall investment strategy, acquisitions, dispositions, financing activities and capital raising. During his tenure, Mr. Lee has acquired over $2 billion of real estate assets and debt. In addition, Mr. Lee is President of Bay View Advisors, LLC overseeing the company’s investments in mortgage backed securities.

Prior to joining McDowell Properties, he was at GMS Realty, LLC, a private real estate investment company focused on retail properties. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Lee was with Chase Securities and its affiliates where he evaluated high-yield debt investments, completed over $2 billion in merger advisory and debt/equity placement transactions and worked in the finance department of a portfolio company.

Mr. Lee has a BA from Boston University and an MBA in Real Estate from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a board member of the National Multi Housing Council and a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center.


Boston University
BS Business Administration

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
MBA in Real Estate

Professional Affiliations

National Multi Housing Council
Urban Land Institute
Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center