Who We Are
Increasingly recognized as one of the most active and innovative developers in New York City, New Empire Corp. (“NEC”) offers in-house expertise that spans a myriad of real estate disciplines ranging from the sourcing and analysis of target properties to zoning, capital raising, architecture and design, construction management, marketing and property management. For the past 20 + years, and with a staff of group industry professionals, NEC has evolved into a fully vertically integrated business that has successfully renovated, built and developed over 100 mixed-use residential multifamily and hotel real estate projects in premier locations throughout New York City. NEC buildings have demonstrated the concept of sophisticated urban living, contributing to theeconomic vitality and quality of life for their developments’ residents, visitors, neighborhoods, surrounding communities and cities at large.
Chairman & CEO
Mr. Bentley Zhao, currently is the Chairman & CEO of New Empire Real Estate Group. He has been served the real estate field ever since his study of Architect in City College and Economic in Baruch College. Since the year of 2000, he has been working on fields of architecture, engineering, general contracting, and building supplies.
Bentley is a second generation of the company, whereas his father is the founder of the company. He became the CEO of the company in the year of 2004, and led the company into another level of success. Over the years, he led the team expand fairly broad-based, varying from design, building, and management for multi-family residences, offices, commercial buildings, and industrial buildings, rental apartment buildings, and mixed-used condominium buildings. Until 2018, the company have developed and constructed over 100 completed projects of residential and hotel properties.
In the year of 2016, Bentley is leading the team to expand onto innovated development such as Real Estate Fund Management. With the innovative solutions, and the main core development and construction business, Bentley will lead the company into further success.
Honors & Awards for New Empire Corp. & Bentley Zhao, Chairman & CEO:
2016 New York State Government Evaluates New Empire Corp. as An Outstanding Company
2016 World Jiangmen Youth Conference Top Ten Outstanding Youth Awards
2016 Best Businessman of Year-Brooklyn NY
2017 New York State Government Endorses New Empire Corp.
2017 Outstanding 50 Asian American in Business
2017 Outstanding Citizen of Brooklyn Community
2017 Enhancement to the Business Community of NEC
2017 Outstanding Business Leadership Award
2018 Star Under 40 Awards & Networking Event
2018 President Award: Lifetime Achievement Award
2019 The Stars & Stripes Democratic Organization Community Service Award and Honoree
Honorary Professor of Huali College, Guangdong University of Technology
Executive Vice President of Young Association in Jiangmen, China
Executive Vice President of America-China Hotel Associate.
Vice-President, New York, Guangdong Overseas Chinese Association