Nebraskan by birth, Jack spent his early years in Vero Beach, Florida, where he
was an all-state athlete in both baseball and football. The latter earned him a scholarship to
Appalachian State College, where he graduated with a BS in Marketing with a
Management minor. His service with the U. S. Air Force took him to Southeast
Asia, where he was a crewmember on an EC-121 and flew 110 combat missions. Back
in private life, he entered real estate, managing apartment homes while
pursuing his MBA at the University of Colorado.
Within four years, he was overseeing some 1,200 multi-family and
commercial property units for Denver’s top property management firm. Ready for
new challenges, Jack entered the homebuilding side of real estate. As part of
Medema Homes, he twice earned New Home Sales Person of the Year honors for all
Denver homebuilders. Joining market-leader Continental Homes, he was named
Marketing Director of the Year. Changes in the builder environment led Jack to
become a Realtor/broker with Re/Max, a relationship he would maintain for 21
years. During those two-plus decades, he garnered that organization’s Lifetime
Achievement Award and was named to its Hall of Fame. The Homebuilders
Association of Metro Denver recognized him as Most Professional Broker/Realtor
of the Year. In 2001, he launched Jack Fine Properties in Denver’s Cherry Creek
North, diversifying into commercial real estate and investment serving clients
and Realtors in the United States and Canada.
Jim Lee’s career as a financial manager and advisor has encompassed service with Fortune 500 companies, international enterprises and entrepreneurial interests. He earned a BS in Accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of California/Berkeley prior to entering General Electric’s Financial Management Program. Electing to raise his family in the western states, he then guided finance for two mid-size California firms prior to joining Pentax Camera in Colorado as CFO. His efforts as part of a Pentax startup team contributed to $175 million in sales in just seven years. In 1996, Jim launched his own financial advisory practice, a firm since accorded multiple Five-Star Best ratings in Client Satisfaction/Wealth Managers by 5280 and ColoradoBiz Magazines. His civic and charitable contributions match his corporate achievements. Jim led the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce economic development team in its mid-1980s recovery efforts and is a past president/board member of the Children’s Museum of Denver. He is a member and past president of the Financial Executives Institute, and on the boards of both the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Second Chance with Saving Grace, a ministry of hope for children and adults.