2022 HW Tech Trendsetter: Jay McKee


Jay McKee is the founder and CEO of Lessen, a provider of tech-enabled, end-to-end renovation, turn and maintenance services for the single-family and multifamily rental industries. Powered by its proprietary technology suite, the company’s local field project managers deploy and oversee a network of vetted service professionals in 40+ markets delivering consistency, quality and speed, at scale. Lessen enables its clients to overcome labor shortages, reduce headcount and overhead, grow and scale their business and benefit from our supply chain and buying power to secure project materials – Lessening burden, saving its clients time and money.

McKee has nearly two decades of experience in construction management, real estate development and strategic sales. He played an essential role in building Arizona’s real estate landscape. Not only has McKee developed a strong foundation in the sector as an operator and a founder, but he also personally owns a number of single-family rental properties. McKee has partnered with national suppliers and manufacturers to control costs and ensure the availability of materials. McKee and Lessen have also partnered with Purchasing Platform, an automated spend management solution dedicated to the real estate industry.


Jay McKee


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