Monte Lee-Wen is the Principal of Casoro Capital. Since 2002, Monte has executed over $600 million in transactions acquiring, managing, and repositioning commercial property in the United States. In 2004, Monte formed The PPA Group in Seattle, Washington. The multifamily real estate investment company is now headquartered in Austin, Texas, and also serves as a holding company for The PPA Group family of companies, including Casoro Capital.
As Casoro’s principal investor, Monte champions a unique investment philosophy which involves evaluating and taking advantage of opportunities where superior risk-adjusted returns can be realized. This approach has allowed the company to earn tremendous returns on investments.
Monte effectively combines his investment experience and philosophy with the creative talent required to renovate and reposition properties for success. He has an extensive knowledge of property assessment and transaction due diligence that further contributes to his winning track record and continued triumphs in the real estate investment sphere.
Having started and run several companies since the mid-1990s, Monte is a seasoned entrepreneur with a vested interest in supporting new business enterprises. He is heavily involved in board positions and guidance committees of many private and public initiatives nationwide, and is also an active member of the Austin chapter of the World Entrepreneur’s Organization.
Monte has been publicly recognized for his leadership and achievement in the field of real estate investment as a recipient of the Austin 40 Under 40 Award.