PHOTO: Leroy Lee

Leroy studied accounting and finance in UWA. He initially contemplated a more traditional path as a banker or an accountant. However, he chose to follow his interest and passion for real estate. With the benefit of hindsight, it proved to be a wise decision.

He started his career in Singapore as an Asset Manager, managing a portfolio of commercial properties for a Real Estate Investment Trust. During that time, he explored various opportunities to work on family property development projects within Asia. However, 5 years ago, the stars aligned when the family decided to develop a property in Burswood, Perth. Heeding the call to serve his family, Leroy, together with his wife, embarked on an extraordinary journey.

Today, an iconic 22-storey building that sits on at the top of a hill, aptly named The Crest Burswood, proudly stands out in the Perth skyline.

In the past 5 years, the Burswood precinct has been one of the largest investment destinations by both the Crown Group, one of the largest entertainment groups in Australia, as well as the Western Australian state government. And now, a mind-boggling $3 Billion dollars has been invested to develop the Burswood Peninsular Parklands, the Crown entertainment precinct (world-class gaming, theatre and restaurants), the Crown Towers (most expensive hotel ever built in Australia at a cost of $650 million), Matagarup Bridge and Optus Stadium (the 3rd largest stadium ever built in Australia).