Jaime Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of the Jamison group of companies which controls over 13 million square feet of office and retail properties throughout Southern California and has developed over 3,900 multifamily units in the City of Los Angeles. The privately-held, family-run business has been one of the largest commercial landlords in the region for the past twenty-five years. Since 2014, it has quickly become one of the most active multifamily developers in Los Angeles with over 2,000 adaptive reuse and ground-up units currently under construction and a total pipeline of 10,000 units.
Earning both BA and JD degrees from the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles native currently sits on the USC Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Board of Councilors for the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, a Chairman member of the USC Associates, and a regular lecturer at USC Dornsife College and the USC Marshall School of Business. A long-time university volunteer, Jaime previously served as President of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors and President of the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors. Jaime is active with her high school alma mater, where she is a member of the Harvard-Westlake Board of Trustees and a founding board member of the Korean American Alumni Network as well as the inaugural HW Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.
Jaime is also involved in a number of civic, philanthropic, and industry organizations at the city, state, and community levels. Appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, she was elected President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners for the Port of Los Angeles in April 2018, the largest container port by trade volume in the western hemisphere. She also serves on the Mayor’s International Advisory Council. She previously served the City of Los Angeles for four years as President of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System Board of Administration, which oversees the City’s $17 billion employee pension fund, and on the boards for the Industrial Development Authority and the Quality and Productivity Commission. She currently serves the State of California on the California Film Commission and is active in the community as a board member of the Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, and the Anderson Munger Family YMCA. She is a member of YPO’s Bel Air Chapter.
Recognized for her professional and civic contributions, Jaime was named one of the 500 most influential people in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 and was honored by Asia Society Southern California as their 2020 Urban Visionary.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.