Kaleena F. Lee

Director of Development


Ms. Lee is a Director of Development for Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners. Since joining Jair Lynch in 2003, she has managed over 2.5 million square feet of commercial and mixed-use properties, totaling over $1 Billion in value. As Director of Development, Ms. Lee specializes in complex urban mixed-use development projects including financing, zoning/entitlements, design, permitting, construction, leasing, and disposition for investors and a distinguished list of public, private and non-profit clients.

Ms. Lee most recently helped to deliver The Kelvin and eNVY Condominiums, bringing a residential and retail program to compliment the dynamic, Ballpark-centric neighborhood. She also helped to successfully complete the revitalization of the 600 block of H Street NE. First, with a gut renovation of an existing 80,000 office and ground floor retail. Delivered base and interior renovations for two long term tenants. Helped repositioned the property to sold well above business plan. She then completed the second phase, the residential mixed used component. The ANTHOLOGY building was inspired and designed with rich adjacent Atlas community in mind with creativity illustrated throughout the building from the common areas to the individual units. The industrial aesthetic fits well with the vibe of the neighborhood and resonated with the targeted customer base and the sale garnered the highest purchase price for a DC multifamily project in 2016.

Currently, Ms. Lee, is working on Old Heritage in Alexandria and Rhode Island Assemblage.


  • American University – Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Science
  • American University – Master of Science, Environmental Science


  • U.S. Green Building Council: LEED® Accredited Professional
  • Commercial Real Estate Women DC (CREW)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • DC Real Estate Group (DCREG)
  • Jubilee Housing Real Estate Advisory Board


  • DCA-Live Rising Star of Real Estate Award 2019
  • CREW DC Rising Star Award 2018
  • Real Estate Forum Women of Influence 2018
  • CREW DC Best Multifamily Project 2017 – Anthology
  • Washington Business Journal Executive Profile 2017
  • Bisnow Washington DC Women Leaders of the Year, 2022

Project Experience

  • Old Heritage at Old Town: Residential
  • Rhode Island Assemblage: Residential
  • 815 Florida Ave NW: Mixed-Use Residential and Retail
  • The Kelvin, 1250 Half Street, SE, Washington, DC: Mixed-Use Residential and Retail
  • eNvy, 70 N Street, SE, Washington, DC: Mixed-Use Condominiums and Retail
  • Anthology, 625 H Street, NE, Washington, DC: Mixed-Use Residential and Retail
  • 645 H Street, NE, Washington, DC: Mixed-Use Office and Retail
  • 609 H Street, NE, Washington, DC: Mixed-Use Office and Retail
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments, Washington, DC: Affordable Residential
  • African American Civil War Museum, Washington, DC: Special Purpose/Office
  • United Negro College Fund Headquarters, Washington, DC: Office
  • Unity HealthCare, Columbia Road, Washington, DC: Healthcare/Office
  • 3Tree Flats, Washington, DC: Affordable Residential and Commercial, LEED Gold