Michael Lee serves as Vice President. Previously, Mr. Lee was with Digital Realty where he focused on development, management and leasing of data centers. Prior to that, he was Vice President at Situs in San Francisco. Prior to Situs, Mr. Lee’s commercial real estate experience focused on portfolio and asset management as the Senior Vice President with New City Corporation in Tokyo, Japan and Hines located in San Francisco. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lee focused on hospitality management working at Hospitality Directorate in Seoul, Korea and Interstate Hotels throughout the United States. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
David Waller oversees the strategic positioning, follow-on investment and overall business performance of One Wilshire on behalf of GI Partners and its investors. Formerly with The Carlyle Group in Washington, DC, David worked on funds investing in real estate throughout the United States and Western Europe. Earlier in his career, he worked with Riverstone Holdings, a New York based private equity firm focused on investments in the global energy industry.
David earned his Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as Bachelor of Business Administration with Distinction from The University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Jeff Pace is the Engineering Manager for KOMO Plaza and is responsible for Data Center and Office Building operations and the 24/7 Engineering team. Jeff oversees the Maintenance and Operations of Building and Data Center Critical infrastructure, including all aspects of Electrical, Mechanical, DDC, and Energy Management for Data Center, Retail, and Office tenants. Before joining the KOMO Plaza team in December 2011, Jeff was involved with several other Hines buildings in Downtown Seattle, as well as startup and commissioning of Hines Expedia Tower in Bellevue. Jeff has over 20 years engineering experience in over 3.5 million square feet of Class-A Office and Data Center buildings in the Seattle area, and is a licensed Electrician. Jeff is a former helicopter flight instructor and commercial helicopter pilot. Jeff also serves on the Board of Directors for a local marina, and is Past Commodore for the Rainier Yacht Club.
Alexander C. Smith
Alexander C. Smith is Executive Vice President of Cushman & Wakefield and is a national executive representative for One Wilshire. Alex works closely with mission critical clients on site selection, advisory and transactional work.
He joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2000 and was immediately drawn into work servicing the telecommunications boom by representing tenants in the acquisition of mission critical data centers and telecom facilities. In 2011 and 2013 Alex was the top producing broker in Chicago and the Midwest for Cushman & Wakefield, including ranking 11th in the entire company.
Alex earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Iowa.