Thomas Lee is Managing Director of IMM U.S. Capital Management and responsible for overseeing the operation and management of all U.S. activities. Mr. Lee has been in the EB-5 industry for 10+ years working with foreign clients and consulting for regional centers that have successfully launched over four projects and have sponsored over $250 million in funds. He was also a Vice President for a Real Estate Company, an Analyst at Metropolitan West Asset Management (“MWAM”), and a Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley. He has 15+ years of investment management and financial services experience, having been involved in real estate financial transactions on commercial properties that have a value of over $500 million.
Mr. Lee has helped hundreds of families successfully immigrate to America. His strong desire to help families immigrate to America stems from having had immigrant parents. He understands the difficulties families must face when immigrating to the U.S. and has been quoted to say: “My parents immigrated to this amazing county and I understand the hardships and challenges families face when immigrating to a new country. The fear, concern, and not knowing what to expect in migrating to a new country can be very worrisome for families. My mission is to provide families with the best chance of success to immigrate while making the process as simple as possible helping them every step of the way.” Mr. Lee has been a strong advocate of the EB-5 program speaking at conferences as a panelist.
Before joining IMM, Mr. Lee was a Vice President for a Commercial Real Estate Developer. As Vice President of Finance, Mr. Lee specialized in deal structuring and financing Senior and Mezzanine Debt and Equity Funds. The crown achievement was closing a $108 million CMBS loan on a commercial retail center in 2011 during the credit crisis when lenders were extremely tight on lending requirements.
Prior to transitioning into commercial real estate, Mr. Lee was an Analyst at MWAM, a fixed income asset manager with over $5 billion AUM, where he handled analytics, due diligence and RFP requests, and reporting of the firm’s fixed income bond funds. Before MWAM, Mr. Lee was a Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley, where he obtained his FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. Mr. Lee graduated from George Mason University’s School of Business with a B.S. in Finance.