Monte Lee-Wen is the President and CEO of The PPA Group, LLC. Since 2002, Monte has executed over $600 million in transactions acquiring, managing, and repositioning commercial property across the United States. In 2004, Monte formed The PPA Group in Seattle, Washington. The multifamily real estate investment company is now headquartered in Austin, Texas, and also serves as a holding company for The PPA Group family of companies.
Monte champions a unique investment philosophy which involves evaluating and taking advantage of opportunities where superior risk-adjusted returns can be realized. This approach has allowed The PPA Group to earn tremendous returns on investments.
Monte effectively combines his investment experience and philosophy with the creative talent required to renovate and reposition properties for success. He has an extensive knowledge of property assessment and transaction due diligence that further contributes to his winning track record and continued triumphs in the real estate investment sphere.
In 2008, Monte formed a subsidiary property management company called to serve as the property management company for The PPA Group’s real estate holdings and to conduct third-party fee management business. CLEAR Property Management currently maintains a diverse portfolio of multifamily properties. Monte takes pride in investing not only in properties, but also in the communities and families that call them home.
Having started and run several companies since the mid-1990s, Monte is a seasoned entrepreneur with a vested interest in supporting new business enterprises. He is heavily involved in board positions and guidance committees of many private and public initiatives nationwide, and is also an active member of the Austin chapter of the World Entrepreneur’s Organization.
Monte has been publicly recognized for his leadership and achievement in the field of real estate investment as a recipient of the Austin 40 Under 40 Award.