About Dana K. S.
Dana K. S. Lee is a consultative sales, marketing, and relationship management professional with a successful 15-year track record in understanding client needs and delivering exceptional personalized service and solutions. Dana is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin in addition to his native English.
At Compass, Dana specializes in the sale of luxury single-family homes, condominiums, and small residential buildings, with special emphasis on districts 1 and 2 in San Francisco -- most notably: Jordan Park, Laurel Heights, Presidio Heights, Richmond, Sea Cliff, Golden Gate Heights, Sunset, and Parkside areas. Dana also works closely with international clients on sales of new developments in SOMA, South Beach, and Mission Bay.
Born and raised in Hong Kong to a Eurasian family with ties to the business and shipping community, real estate -- particularly luxury/high-priced real estate--has never been unfamiliar to Dana. As a self-professed real estate junky, often even when acting only as a prospective buyer, Dana would know more about the available inventory on and coming to market.
In addition to his diligence and attention to details in both market and business analysis, Dana’s success in consultative sales can best be attributed to his extraordinary ability to keenly listen and quickly identify a client’s wants and needs. This, combined with his passion to solve problems, allows him to deliver the best possible solution. Whether you are looking to purchase a home for you or your family or to increase your wealth through real estate investment, Dana is committed to providing you an extraordinary experience.
Dana is a graduate of Boston University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a triple concentration in finance, marketing, and international management. Dana began a successful 10-plus year career in servicing the container shipping and related transportation industry by joining Transamerica’s Container Leasing Division as a management trainee in the corporate headquarters based in Purchase, New York. Shortly thereafter, Dana was sent to Hong Kong (his native home) as the youngest territory manager for the Far East and North Pacific regions. Upon the sale of Transamerica’s portfolio, Dana joined International Asset Systems as director for Asia Pacific continuing to be based in Hong Kong, returning to the corporate head office in San Francisco in 2003 with additional responsibilities for product management and customer implementation.
Since leaving IAS in 2006, Dana has actively participated in the creation, and/or expansion of nine lifestyle businesses in San Francisco and abroad -- many of which Dana continues to sit of the board and act as an advisor. Dana’s professional affiliations in real estate include being a member of the San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR), the California Association of Realtors (CAR), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Dana is a member of and offers much of his time as a men’s division leader in the Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA) – an American Buddhist association that promotes world peace and individual happiness based on the teachings of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism.
When Dana is not busy marketing or finding his clients a new home or investment property, he enjoys entertaining and spending time with friends and family in experiencing the various culinary delights that San Francisco has to offer. Dana continues his interest in Chinese antiques and artifacts, developed during his childhood antiquing with his father, and participates in the Chinese Works of Arts Auction held by Christie’s in New York on his family’s behalf.