Lendlease has appointed Sam Lee as Managing Director of Data Centres. Sam Lee will be responsible for Lendlease Data Centre Partners, the Group’s US$1 billion joint venture with a large institutional investor to invest in data centres in the Asia-Pacific. The partnership was launched in July 2019.
Based in Singapore, Sam Lee will oversee both the sourcing and development of new data centres with the flexibility to acquire existing data centre assets across Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
Sam Lee has two decades’ experience in the corporate real estate and asset management sectors. Most recently, he was the Managing Director at Global Switch, where he headed its Singapore operations. He was responsible for managing Global Switch Tai Seng, the only data centre in Asia-Pacific with direct access to multiple major international cable systems whilst also overseeing the development of its second data centre – a Tier III+ facility in Woodlands.
Formerly also the Director of Asset Management for global data centre provider Digital Realty, Sam was directly responsible for growing its Asia-Pacific portfolio of data centers, developing business strategies on growth opportunities and coordinating long-term plans with global customers to facilitate expansion.
Sam graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and received his MBA in Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
“We are committed to this sector over the long-term. With extensive development experience across diverse jurisdictions around the world, we are well-positioned to expand our business to creating the data centres of the future. Sam’s expertise and proven track record will greatly augment our integrated capability across development, construction and investment to drive our data centre strategy. We are pleased to have him onboard to accelerate the growth of our data centre platform across major markets, with Asia Pacific as a priority,” said Lendlease’s CEO Asia Tony Lombardo.