Z&L Properties, Inc. is a California based real estate development and management company that specializes in high-rise mixed-use developments. Z&L has an impressive portfolio of high-rise condo projects in California’s most preeminent cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Jose.
Headquartered in Foster City, CA, the company includes a team of engineers, planners, architects, lawyers, accountants, and marketing professionals who work on all phases of development, from acquisition to close.
Xiaobo (Paul) Li, CEO
Mr. Li has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Before joining Z&L, he served as a regional CEO of China Construction Co., Ltd. Mr. Li personally led the construction of many high-level commercial projects, factories, stadiums and subways. Under his management, the company increased its annual revenue from 100 million U.S. dollars to 800 million U.S. dollars while managing more than 30 projects and more than 1,000 employees. Many of the projects he participated in won the highest quality award in China. He has worked with well-known Chinese and foreign companies such as Shenzhen Metro, Vanke, China Construction Real Estate, Obayashi, Samsung, and Bechtel. Mr. Li holds a bachelor’s degree from Chongqing University and a master’s degree from Greenwich University.
Lin Wu, Vice President
Ms. Wu has a wealth of experience in financing, marketing, acquisitions, and strategic management. She joined Z&L Properties as its President in early 2017 and has played an invaluable role in leading the company. Ms. Wu began her career in 2002 with R&F Properties in Guangzhou. At age 28, Ms. Wu was named the Marketing and Sales Director of Northern China and was the youngest person ever to hold such a position in the company. She worked on various high-rise projects, including Ying Long Da Sha (a 28-story office building), Ying Kai Da Sha (a 60-story office building), Edinburgh International Residences (a 270-unit condominium development), and Shi Dan Li International Residences (a 350-unit condominium development). In 2009, Ms. Wu joined Guangzhou Seedland Real Estate Development Company as its CEO and President. Under Ms. Wu’s management, the company’s sales revenues grew from 100 million RMB to 1 Billion RMB. Ms. Wu holds a B.A. from Shanghai University and an EMBA from Sun Yat-Sen University.
Robert Buckner, CFO
After receiving his MBA, Mr. Buckner began the first ten years of his career as a practicing CPA specializing in the construction industry. For the past 20 years, he has served as the CFO and manager of three construction and real estate development companies. Mr. Buckner has worked on projects of various types in California and Hawaii, including public works projects, commercial and apartment complexes, high rise condominium projects such Moana Pacific and Moana Vista in Honolulu. Mr. Buckner is also a licensed California General Contractor and Real Estate broker.
Anthony Hattey, VP of Construction
Anthony Hattey has a variety of national and international construction management experience. He managed a series of reconstruction projects in Iraq while deployed as a senior U.S. Marine Corps officer before entering the private sector as a project executive for a Southeast-based contractor. He managed projects associated with the UNC-Chapel Hill Bell Tower Development and several new commercial builds and tenant improvements in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area. Anthony also pursued and managed pre-construction activities for the company’s entry in to international markets such as West Africa and Central America. He holds a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Anthony is also a licensed California General Contractor.
Jason Xie, VP of Design
Jason Xie has over 15 years architecture design, planning experience and oversea development management experience from China, Australia, United Emirates, United Kingdom,Malaysia and United States. Mr. Xie was leading a design team in R&F properties which is the well known leading developer in China before he joined Z&L propties LLC. His works including high rise office buildings, residential, hospitality, healthcare, sport facilities, commercial, retail, public facilities, recreation projects had won national and city awards in architecture design and planning. As a developer, Mr. Xie has made significant contributions to the local community, some of the developments he involved had awarded environmental friendly and sustainable neighborhood in Guangzhou and Hainan China.
Frank Cui, VP of Cost Control
Frank leads pre-construction and estimating and cost programs for Z&L. Prior to joining the company, Frank was a Vice President at subsidiary of CSCEC and has managed dozens of projects and thousand employees at the ame time. He specialized in construction and pre-construction for 20 years and have lot of experiences in construction including 118-story skyscraper and high-end commercial & residential & high-tech construction. Frank holds a master degree in CUPL and bachelor in Harbin Institute of Technology.