Steven Lee Entrepreneur

250 Clara Street #1
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 720-4208 mobile
Fax: 415.524.4927


Small Business Startup
Lease Negotiation
Construction Management
Property Maintenance
Entertainment Venue Management
Management Hiring & Training
Operations, Liquor Liability, Security
Concept Creation & Direction
Brand Marketing & Promotions
Art & Graphic Direction


B.A. Broadcast Communications
San Francisco State University


California Food & Safety Handler Certified

2018 Community Awards

Minority Entrepreneur of the Year 2020
Asian, Inc.
Honorary Judge 2020
Chinese Chamber of Commerce, SF
Special Community Recognition 2019
Asian Pacific American Heritage
Community Leadership Award 2016
Chinatown Community Development Center
Diamond Emperor 2013
Chinese Newcomers Service Center

Properties Managed

References Provided By Request

Professional Profile

Steven Lee is a San Francisco-based business development professional and entrepreneur specializing in real estate and property management, public affairs, and hospitality and entertainment industry operations since 1982.


Boards & Memberships
Entertainment Commission of San Francisco - Commissioner
Sam Wo Ventures, LLC - Co-Founder/Shareholder
Lion’s Den Ventures, LLC - Co-Founder/Shareholder
Portsmouth Square Garage Corporation - Board Member
California Music and Culture Association - Board Member
Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial Project - Founder/Director
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association - SF Board Advisor since 2013
Chinese American Democratic Club - Member
Chinatown Lions Club - Member
Unified Lions Club - Member

Prior Experience

Steven Lee Ventures/Founder and CEO


Started Steven Lee Production in 1980 while an undergrad student at San Francisco State to produce, promote, and host entertainment events for up to 1000 attendees throughout the Bay Area. Opened first restaurant and nightclub venue Glas Kat in 2000, later rebranded as The Grand. In 2014, organized a historical preservation project through an investment group plus the original owners of Sam Wo restaurant to preserve the famous 100+ year old San Francisco Chinatown landmark. Opened Lion’s Den, the first reopened entertainment venue in San Francisco Chinatown in 45 years. Advocated for San Francisco public parking lot safety legislation authored by Supervisors David Chiu and Scott Weiner in 2006, and served as a board member of the California Music & Culture Association to provide counsel on government regulations, alcohol related matters, public safety, and educational outreach.

San Francisco Entertainment Commission/Commissioner


Focused on public safety measures, and initiatives to increase tourism and business operations. Consulted with the SFPD to create the first Asian Community Bilingual Crime Reporting Hotline and Community Task Force in 2021.


SOMA District (one tri-level condo), Parkside District (two unit flats), Lower Polk District (one commercial unit)


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