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Korean Attorney

Joon Hyuk LEE

Mr. Joon Hyuk Lee is a Partner in the Finance Group. He has specialized in real estate finance since embarking on his legal career in 2001.

Mr. Lee’s main practice expertise involves real asset and development project investments through vehicles such as REITs, REFs and PFVs. He regularly advises on a wide array of property sectors including domestic and overseas commercial offices, retail stores, warehouses, hotels, housing facilities, and rental houses, as well as urban environmental regeneration and development projects. His practice encompasses investments through blind funds, funds of funds and REITs, and financings through listings.

Mr. Lee holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from Seoul National University, an LL.B. from Seoul National University and completed advanced coursework at Konkuk University Graduate School of Real Estate Studies.

He is a member of the Korean Bar.

Education Close

  • 2007Konkuk University Graduate School of Real Estate Studies
  • 1993Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2020-PresentPartner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2022-PresentMember of System Improvement Advisory Committee, KAREIT
  • 2021-PresentMember, Review Committee for Industrial Complex Structure Improvement Projects, Korea Industrial Complex Corporation
  • 2018-2020Commissioner, Alternative Investment Committee, Teachers’ Pension
  • 2016-2020Commissioner, Housing & Urban Fund Investment Committee, Korea Housing & Urban Guarantee Corporation
  • 2011-2020Managing Partner, Nexus Law Group
  • 2004-2005Commissioner, Administration Court, Department of Education, Seoul City
  • 2004 Real Estate Investment Advisor, National Pension Service
  • 2002 Commissioner, Real Estate Agent Examination Committee
  • 2001 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Notable Achievements Close

  • Advised on urban environment regeneration projects including the Myeongdong district 3 urban environment regeneration project
  • Advised on urban development projects including Gimpo Hangang Cinepolis and Pangyo Techno Valley
  • Advised on warehouse development projects in industrial complexes including the Cheonan Pungse Industrial Complex and Sihwa MTV (Multi-Techno Valley)
  • Advised on numerous development projects associated with collective investment vehicles and REITs, including the SK Securities Building development project and the Tower 730 development project
  • Advised on investment in public rental housing through REITs such as the Hangangno 2-ga housing for young adults in their 20s or 30s, etc.
  • Advised Seoul Investment Management on Changdong urban regeneration new deal project
  • Advised on purchase and sale of real estate properties through funds or REITs including Eulji Twin Tower, KDB Life Insurance Tower, Pangyo 6-4 block
  • Advised E Kocref CR-REIT on its listing
  • Advised on purchase of Gangchon Owners Golf Club
  • Advised on numerous foreign real estate investments including purchase of an Amazon warehouse
  • Advised on investment through REITs in connection with numerous unsold apartments built by GS E&C and DAEWOO E&C
  • Advised AIM and KNHC (Korea National Housing Corporation) on approval of an asset-management company under the Real Estate Investment Company Act
  • Advised on BTO and BTL projects for dormitory buildings of Korea Polytechnic University, Konkuk University, Kangnam University, and Dankook University

Honors and Recognitions Close

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Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

  • 2020A Study on the Use of REITs as a Fund Raising Vehicle for North Korea’s Special Economic Zones, National Land Planning, Vol. 55 (Issue no. 2), Korean Land and Urban Planning Society

Bar Admissions & Qualifications Close

  • 2001Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English