Henderson Park appoints Bob Lee as Managing Director and Global General Counsel
Henderson Park, the private real estate investment fund manager, announces that it has appointed Bob Lee as a Managing Director and Global General Counsel. This is in line with Henderson Park’s international growth strategy, which has seen the firm gradually expand from its formation in London in 2016 to having a team of 90 professionals across six offices globally and managing over $13 billion of real estate.
Bob joins Henderson Park from Jones Day after almost 30 years as a Partner, including the last 18 years as Global Co-Chair of Real Estate. During his career, Bob has advised on over $40 billion of real estate private equity capital formations and joint ventures, as well as being involved in more than $25 billion of real estate portfolio transactions and real estate company and investment trust mergers and acquisitions in the United States, UK, Europe and Asia.
Joining Henderson Park this month, Bob will be based in the U.S. and already has an in-depth existing relationship with Henderson Park, having previously advised on the set-up and structuring of both the firm and its first fund, Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I. Bob subsequently provided counsel on additional Henderson Park investment strategies, including the Enhanced Income Fund and multiple co-investments.
In his new role at Henderson Park, Bob will oversee all legal, regulatory and compliance matters globally, as well as sitting on the firm’s Investment and Executive Committees.
Nick Weber, CEO and Founder of Henderson Park commented: “With the continued growth and internationalisation of Henderson Park, we recognised the importance of hiring a senior executive with responsibility for all our legal, compliance and governance activity globally. I have worked with and known Bob for many years, and know that his inherent knowledge, international experience and affiliation with Henderson Park make him the best legal team leader to take on this role. He has considerable experience across all facets of the real estate industry, where he is a well-respected and senior figure working in both private equity and public markets.”
Bob Lee, Managing Director and Global General Counsel at Henderson Park added: “I have worked with Nick and the team at Henderson Park since before the firm’s inception and have enjoyed following their impressive growth and dedication to their partners across the industry. I am acutely aware that the business has strong ambitions for its continued expansion and internationalisation. After almost 40 years of providing counsel as an external advisor, I am excited to be playing a meaningful and direct role in helping Henderson Park achieve its goals while bringing my experience to bear to provide the firm with exemplary legal direction.”