Mr. Zhang serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the investment and operating company of the Begonia Real Estate Development brand. Mr. Zhang is directly responsible for the long-term strategic direction of the organization, including oversight of the company’s legacy real estate portfolio, capital raising of debt equity structure, private equity advisory & management, and transformation of new developments to Begonia’s REIT platform. He has led the investment & acquisition of new residential construction for the firm with market values over $500MM. He manages Begonia’s capital partnerships, raising equity and debt financing in excess of $150MM across the organization’s capital stack. Mr. Zhang spearheads the efforts to identify and pursue new investment opportunities for Begonia. He began his career in the hospitality industry acquiring retail properties in the Eastern and Western territories of the US, including the British Columbia submarkets. He has developed various residential multifamily projects in the Southern California submarkets, acquiring land, entitling the projects, and constructing the final building to be sold on the market. Mr. Zhang has developed deep relationships with various municipalities allowing Begonia to successfully set its roots into the community and establish the enterprise as a cornerstone in the real estate development industry.
Mr. Zhang holds a Bachelor degree of Finance from Baruch College – City University of New York. As a constant international explorer Mr. Zhang is looking to develop and further various relationships to benefit Begonia. He is constantly surveying projects worldwide looking for inspiration to incorporate into Begonia’s next project. He is an avid member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California and Urban Land Institute.