Stephanie Lee - Managing Partner
As Marabek's Managing Partner, Stephanie has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in corporate America after having held executive positions at Fortune 50 companies like Cargill and the Courage Center. Her work has involved all aspects of global including pre- and post-acquisitions, due diligence and post-transaction integration comprising broad aspects of human resource alignment and organizational development. Through her work Stephanie developed a deep knowledge of strategic planning, business consolidations and what resources are required to source, select, lead and execute a turnaround acquisition.
Stephanie brings to Marabek her specialized expertise in real estate asset and investment management with clear understanding of property value and operating costs relative to returns on assets. Using her many proprietary tools, industrial and commercial real estate clients can model and capitalize efficient property uses. Critically, by developing complex utilization models, she can showcase opportunities when to lease, sub-lease, own or transact a sale-leaseback options. She has advised clients navigate the complex real estate capital markets including investments in stressed assets and special situations. More importantly, her extended relationships with private investment and banking firms, offer Marabek's clients capital options. Especially for companies exploring ideas to maximize returns within their real estate holdings. Her international network of real estate firms and professionals are ready to assist clients globally. Over the years, Stephanie has executed and transacted hundreds of commercial, manufacturing, warehouse and industrial real estate properties as well as portfolios for private clients.
Leveraging her business success and experience, she has recently taken on an additional role within her Singaporean based private family office's real estate investment business. Since her involvement, the business has expanded to hold real properties on 3 continents in countries including Australia, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. In her total work experience, she has completed over $500 million worth of transactions. Raised in Australia but born in Singapore, Stephanie is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Currently, she serves on the Strategic Board of Governors at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business and the Nominating Board for the local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Stephanie holds a BS in psychology from Monash University, Australia, and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2017 she was recognized in the listing of notable “Women in Business” by the Twin Cities Business Journal31. Most recently, in 2018, Stephanie was named as one of the "Top Women in Finance" by Finance and Commerce as well as many other awards for her charitable and business accomplishments.