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John Lee

Master of Design Studies
Real Estate and the Built Environment ‘18

Director of Communications, 
Real Estate Development Club

John comes to the Real Estate and Built Environment program with extensive experience as a project architect, specializing in leading and managing collaborative teams on mixed-use urban development projects. His approach to city-building combines finance, deal structuring, urban economics, and value-add design strategies to create vibrant and inclusive places that foster growth and innovation.

In addition to serving as the Director of Communications for the Real Estate Development Club, John is the Executive Editor of the Harvard Real Estate Review, a student-run publication dedicated to the intersection of real estate development and innovation. A licensed architect in Ontario, Canada, he volunteers on committees at the Ontario Association of Architects and the Toronto chapter of ULI.