Lee Asher is Vice Chairman of Healthcare & Life Sciences Capital Markets at CBRE. CBRE is the world’s leading commercial real estate services firm and ranked at #122 on Fortune’s 2021 list of the largest U.S.-based public companies. The firm spans more than 100 countries and has more than 100,000 employees.
CBRE’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Capital Markets specializes in providing healthcare real estate investors with acquisition, disposition and recapitalization strategies; assisting providers with strategic capital planning (including monetization and capital raising efforts); and advising health systems, biotech companies and physician groups in the developer selection process.
Mr. Asher has advised on some of the industry’s most notable monetization assignments, including over $1 billion in value on behalf of one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States, the recapitalization of a 90 property, $1.3 billion medical office portfolio and a $1.7 billion hospital portfolio. Since joining CBRE, Mr. Asher has been an integral part in the sale or recapitalization of more than 67 million square feet of commercial assets valued at more than $22.5 billion.
In 2013, Mr. Asher was named the “Healthcare Real Estate Executive of the Year” by Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ (HREI). The award was judged based on the “…demonstration of leadership in the healthcare real estate sector, demonstrated excellence in the use of strategy, innovation and creativity, significant contributions to professional healthcare real estate organizations and other contributions including presenting, teaching and mentoring.