Managing Director, STM Developments, Australia

Short Biography

Simon Lee is a highly professional and experienced developer, project manager, owner’s representative, and designer of some of the largest and most complex building projects in Asia and Australia.  His 18 years’ experience and expertise encompasses complex infill commercial and residential developments in Hong Kong, China, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.  He founded STM Developments in 2015 as a trusted development partner to initiate, lead and manage design-driven real estate projects in Australia. He has hands-on practical experience in dealing with town planning, architectural design and complex VCAT issues on infill medium density residential development projects.  Past professional experience includes Arup, Hongkong Land, HKR International, Jardine Matheson, Woolworths, Booz & Co (now Strategy&, part of the PwC network), Coffey Projects and Thinc Projects.  

Simon is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, a corporate member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers.  He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons) and a Masters in Real Estate (Planning and Development), both from the University of Hong Kong.  He also holds an MBA (Distinction) from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.  He is also an occasional lecturer and tutor at the No. 1 University in Australia, University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning in the Construction and Property disciplines at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

He has been awarded H K Cheng Award for best HK candidate in the IStructE Chartered Membership Examinations in 2005 and ranked 2nd worldwide out of 775 candidates. He is a committee member of the Financial Services Working Group at the Australia China Business Council, and a member of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association, an Urban Renewal and Infill Development Committee Member & Committee Member of Global Advisory Unit of UDIA (Victoria).