Chuck Lee currently serves as Head of CRE Securitization and Warehouse Finance at Credit Suisse, in addition to serving as President and CEO of Credit Suisse Commercial Mortgage Securities Corp. Chuck also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors for the CRE Finance Council (“CREFC”). Mr. Lee joined Credit Suisse (2014-Present) from JPMorgan, where he was an Executive Director in the CMBS Capital Markets Group (2010-2014), primarily focused during this time on Acquisition and Warehouse Facilities, CRE CLOs and other 3rd party client business including the development of the 1st post-crisis CRE distressed and NPL securitization vehicles as well as managing the bank's Freddie Mac Multifamily securitization activity and spearheading the bank's Canadian CMBS initiative.
Previously, Mr. Lee was a Director in Deutsche Bank’s Global CRE Group (2007-2010) where he was responsible for principal and agented CMBS and CRE CLO securitizations, client coverage and advisory services, including advising the FDIC on the first post-crisis multi-bank CRE equity participation vehicle and debt structure, as well as advising Freddie-Mac in their development of the K-series CME program. Prior to joining DB, Mr. Lee spent 10 years at JPMorgan (1997 - 2006) in the CMBS Capital Markets group in various securitizations, structuring, and credit committee capacities where he was named Head of Transaction Management supervising teams in NY and GA. Mr. Lee began his professional career in the mid-90s at FCI, where he performed asset management, loan workouts and liquidation services for the RTC and FDIC. He currently resides in New York City and holds a B.A. in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Yale University.