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
F. Anthony Santiago
Chief Operating Officer
Anthony Santiago, is the Chief Operating officer of New Empire Corp. and its related divisions and subsidiaries. Anthony is responsible for the global operations of the fully integrated NEC Portfolio, and all its functional drivers. He has been tasked to prepare the company for institutional capital scalability, for its core business and all its vertically integrated divisions. As an experienced operational Executive, he will oversee the organization’s ongoing operations and procedures and be responsible for maximizing efficiencies to standardize, centralize, and optimize operations and cash flow for maximum returns to our investors and capital partners; while raising capital for the real estate portfolio. Part of a third generation private real estate equity family firm, Anthony has over 25 years of experience as a Real Estate & Investment Executive within the Private, Public & Government sectors, where he has raised $100M for his own private portfolio. Anthony has lived and breathed every sector within the real estate asset class with true hands-on construction and real estate investing/finance experience within all facets of the business and continues to service the industry, with his substantial client relationships. Some brief key initiatives and honors are; He was appointed by the NYC Housing Authority’s Chairman to their Housing Finance Department. where he worked and directed the Development, Operations & Initiatives pieces where he undertook feasibility analyses of large-scale redevelopment projects, including zoning, urban & neighborhood massing studies, density, & financial reviews. He also assisted with the general administration of a $600 million construction portfolio and was appointed to assist with a $100 Million divisional human capital and relocation reorganization post 9-11. Anthony was appointed to a 40-member strategic planning committee by the CEO of Connecticut's state water authority’s (MDC) for a $2.2 billion horizontal Commercial Project. He is a recipient of the Congressional Special Recognition Award, the New York City Distinguished Entrepreneurial Award, and the NYC Neighborhood Development Achievement Award.
Philip Kempisty, CFO, CPA
Mr. Kempisty has over 40 years of accounting, financial planning,tax, consulting, merger and acquisition experience.He has worked with and for a number of public companies, inaddition to being a partner in a New York based accounting firmand the CEO and President of an international consulting firm. Mr.Kempisty has oversight of the Company's financial reporting as wellas serving in a more general advisory role.
Tony C Onyeagoro, P.E. General Consultant
30 Years of Professional Experience
EDUCATION: MBA General discipline, Chelsea University, UK, 2005
MS Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 1978
BS Civil Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA 1976
Professional Engineer, NY #06359330 Years of Professional Experience EDUCATION
MBA General discipline, Chelsea U