Monday, November 04, 2013

A Real Life Hermione

In the third Harry Potter book, Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione Granger uses a magical time device that allows her to take a double class load.  I think I found a real life Hermione Granger working at the Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT.  I generally read prospectus biographies with a grain of salt but this one jumped out at me (it was filed last week): 

   Age      Position(s)
Luke Lee
     33       Vice President of Acquisitions and Due Diligence
—Healthcare Division
Luke Lee is the Vice President—Healthcare Division of Carter/Validus Advisors, LLC. Mr. Lee brings 15 years of experience in the West/Southwest United States as a finance and real estate professional with a focus in acquisition, valuation, modeling and analysis of real estate assets. Most recently Mr. Lee was an acquisitions manager at Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA), a leading publicly traded REIT. In that role Mr. Lee sourced and closed over $500 million in acquisitions and analyzed over $6 billion in healthcare acquisition opportunities. Mr. Lee was also responsible for building argus models, underwriting acquisition opportunities and due diligence. Prior to HTA, Mr. Lee earned his appraisal license in 2010 as a valuation manager at CB Richard Ellis. Additionally, Mr. Lee achieved his CPA designation in 2005 during his tenure at Ernst & Young, LLP, where he was promoted to a manager within the Real Estate Advisory Services Group. Mr. Lee began his career at Raymond James as a financial analyst where he attained his Series 7 and Series 63 licenses in 1999. Mr. Lee’s educational degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University in 2001 and a Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame in 2002.

Mr. Lee has fifteen years of real estate finance experience, which is good.  But he is only thirty-three, which means he started is professional work at eighteen.  He must have used a time machine to work as a real estate professional (at least enough to put on a biography) while earning degrees at Arizona State University and Notre Dame, unless he had the dullest college experience ever and never slept.


Anonymous said...

I started working at a fund at 18 while in college, there are some of us out there.

Rational Realist said...

Good job, that's why the over achieving Hermione reference.

Anonymous said...

I worked as a cashier while in college - does this make me a money manager, so I can add to my bio?