Catherine Lee joined F&T Group in 2009 as Senior Director and focuses on the firm’s development and marketing activities as well as its China operations. Currently, she is collaborating with fashion designer Zac Posen in 16 W 21, a luxury residential project located on 21st Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan. In China, she is responsible for a 4 million square-foot mixed-use development, which will become the Nanjing World Trade Center.
Prior to joining F&T Group, Lee worked as part of the Acquisition and Development Group at Tishman Speyer Properties. In that capacity, Lee participated in transactions that amounted to more than $2 billion in value. Before joining Tishman Speyer, Lee was a Senior Manager at Cushman and Wakefield in the development consultancy where she focused on mixed-use and retail developments. Earlier, as a marketing manager at New York Life insurance, she won various industry awards for her innovative marketing campaigns.
Lee is also an avid art lover and founded Crossing Art in 2008. Crossing Art is a contemporary art gallery that aims to enable critical, social, cultural and aesthetic dialogue at an international level and in communities through exhibitions and public art events. Since its inception, Catherine has organized several public art events including the Flushing Cow Parade and Home for the Holidays.
Lee received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University and a Masters degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University where she was a William Kinne Scholarship recipient.