Senior Management

Kenneth Lee


Mr. Lee is President of McDowell Properties and Co-CEO of McDowell Housing Partners. He is responsible for the firm’s overall investment strategy overseeing all real estate acquisition, disposition and financing activities. Mr. Lee is also responsible for the firm’s debt and preferred equity investments, and its institutional investment vehicles, including capital formation. During his tenure, he has acquired over $3 billion of real estate assets and made investments in subordinate, commercial mortgage-backed securities representing $16BN in multifamily loans. In addition, Mr. Lee is a Founder and Managing Partner of McDowell Housing Partners, the affordable housing affiliate of McDowell Properties.

Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2004, Mr. Lee worked at Chase Securities, Inc. 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. He also worked at GMS Realty, LLC, a private real estate investment 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, a member of the Advisory Board at the Fisher Center for Real Estate at the University of California, Berkeley and a member of the Urban Land Institute.


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