Jade Century Properties, Inc. (“JCP”) is a real estate development and investment firm headquartered in New York City. JCP develops and invests in residential and mixed-use buildings for rental and sales in major US cities including New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Houston. We seek opportunities to enhance the built environment and cultivate a way of living unique to each neighborhood and place we engage. With each project, we collaborate with professionals who bring in expertise and new perspectives to achieve and enrich our shared vision. JCP team is comprised of professionals with diverse backgrounds including investment, development, design, construction, and asset management.


  • Xiaorong Zhai, President
    Mr. Zhai, President of Jade Century Properties, is responsible for setting strategy, hiring and leading the executive team, maintaining relationships with local partners, and communicating with the Board. Prior to joining Jade Group, Mr. Zhai served as Acquisition Manager for China Real Estate Development Group Corporation. He has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the Tsinghua University and a Master's degree in Construction Management from the University of Reading.
  • Huaying Li, Managing Director
    Ms. Li, Managing Director, is responsible for project and construction management of development projects owned by JCP and JCP affiliates. Prior to joining JCP, Ms. Li has worked at Tishman Construction and Zubatkin. Her project management experience includes ground-up projects including a 600-key, InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel, a 500-key limited service hotel in Midtown, and renovation projects including restoration of Park Avenue Armory, geothermal mechanical upgrade of St Patrick’s Cathedral, 17-story high-end condo conversion project, and 100K SF office interior fit out project for AECOM/Tishman Headquarter. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Tsinghua University and a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.
  • Sophia Kang, Managing Director, Development & Investment
    Ms. Kang, Managing Director of Development & Investment, is responsible for acquisition and management of development and investment projects owned by JCP and JCP affiliates. Prior to joining JCP, Ms. Kang has worked in CMBS lending and distressed property and loan investment. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Cooper Union and a Master’s degree in City Planning with a focus in real estate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.