Real estate professional Derek Lee is one of Capilano University's 2020 honorary degree recipients, receiving a Doctor of Laws.

Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

A proud lifelong resident of the North Shore, Derek Lee is one of British Columbia’s most accomplished real estate professionals.

He is currently the president and CEO of Prospero International Realty Inc., a local brokerage and property management firm, which owns and manages a diverse portfolio of properties across B.C., including apartments, mobile home parks, seniors’ residences, low-income housing and marinas.

Throughout his busy professional career, Lee has also devoted his time and talents to serving the boards of community organizations such as SUCCESS, Tennis BC, Heart and Stroke Foundation and BC Artscape. His commitment to community service comes from his upbringing, where his father and grandfather taught him that great countries and provinces start with great cities and communities.

Recognizing the important role education played in helping him realize his ambitions, Lee is committed to supporting great institutions like Capilano University to ensure his fellow British Columbians have the education and guidance they need to achieve their own dreams.