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Derek Lee

Co-Founder + Co-CEO | Howard

Derek Lee is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Howard.  Howard is a technology first hotel brand and a new kind of operator.  The company has built technology and smart systems to reduce operating overhead and increase profitability by 20-45%.  The company is currently building its flagship in Manhattan and partnering with developers and owners to expand rapidly.

Prior to Howard, Derek co-founded LG Fairmont, an innovative and quickly growing player in the New York City residential real estate market.  In 7 years, LG Fairmont has grown into a

preeminent technology first real estate brokerage in New York City market.  Previously, Derek has also founded a quantitative trading fund and served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia Business School.

Derek holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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