Lanhee Yung '97
Lanhee Yung '97
Managing Director and Global Co-head of Fundraising and Investor Relations
Starwood Capital Group
Lanhee Yung is a managing director and global co-head of Starwood Capital's Fundraising and Investor Relations Group. In this role, she is responsible for raising capital globally on behalf of the firm's private investment funds and co-investments, including real estate, energy infrastructure, and hedge funds. She also led the largest disposition in the firm's history of a portfolio of 285 hotels. She is a member of the firm's investment committee and co-portfolio-manages a value-add separate account with Ethan Bing.
Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2010, Yung was head of investor relations and fundraising for the CIM Group, where she raised private equity real estate and infrastructure funds. Before that, Yung was an associate director of real estate private equity fundraising at UBS, sourcing equity from U.S. and European investors. She was previously with GLA Hotels, where she focused on business development and strategy. She started her career at Merrill Lynch as an analyst and associate in the firm's investment bank.
Yung graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and earned her MBA from ESSEC/Cornell University. She has served two terms on the board of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), including on the executive board as director of programs, and was founder of Young AFIRE. She is also a member of the Cornell Hotel Society board, the advisory board of the Cornell University Center for Real Estate and Finance, the investment committee for Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, the Luminaires, founder of the Women's Tea at PREA, the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) reporting and valuation committee, co-chair of the PREA Rising Leaders steering committee, and the board of Women in Real Estate.