Robert E. Lee, MBA, CCIM
Managing Partner, Principal
Lee has over 15 years of direct experience in real estate investment and in the real estate capital markets. His depth of experience enables Lee to provide strategic advice for all asset types and across the capital stack to investors, developers, owners and operators. With deep experience in real estate investment banking, investment advisory, and capital markets transactions from an institutional equity advisory role and placement capacity, through development and investment as a principal, Lee has a broad range of experience across the real estate investment spectrum. Lee works selectively as an in-house consultant with real estate manager clients to develop institutional and private capital programs enabling them to execute their specific real estate strategy. Lee also advises both private capital investors and institutional investors on the sourcing and underwriting of new real estate operating partners and managers for their specific portfolio strategy.
Mr. Lee most recently served as Director of Capital Markets for Silver Portal Capital where he was responsible for advising on the placement of capital for private equity, institutional, and ultrahigh-net-worth /family office investors for private and public real estate operating companies as well as for significant institutional quality projects. He personally has assisted in advising on or raising over $1.6 billion in capital since 2013.Prior to joining Silver Portal Capital, Mr. Lee founded SIG Equity Partners, a boutique private equity real estate advisory and principal investment firm focused on capital investment and formation for its strategic investment and operating partners which he still operates today for principal and advisory efforts.
Mr. Lee began his real estate career in commercial investment brokerage and private capital advisory working with firms including Sperry Van Ness, Colliers International, Cohen Financial, and Realty Capital Partners. Mr. Lee received a BA in Business with concentration in Marketing from Eastern Kentucky University and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Management. Professionally Mr. Lee has was trained and has earned his designation as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and is a graduate of the J.W. Levine Leadership Academy. Robert has served in various leadership and board roles including: President of the Greater Southern California CCIM, Graduate of Southern California’s NAIOP sponsored YPG program, ULI’s Young Leaders, and served as Pepperdine Universities Graziadio Alumni Network. Lee also has served actively as a leadership facilitator through the International Balfour Leadership Training Foundation (BLTW) focused on mentoring collegiate leaders throughout the country. Mr. Lee holds a California Real Estate Brokers License, as well as his Series 22 and 63 licenses. Lee lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and daughter and enjoys sailing and traveling when not working.