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 is currently the Chief Operating Officer of New Empire Corp. and its related subsidiaries (NEC). He is responsible for their global operations and the vertically integrated real estate development divisions of all its functional drivers. His key role is to prepare for institutional capital and scalability. As an experienced Operational Executive, he oversees the organization’s procedures and is responsible for maximizing efficiencies to standardize, centralize, and optimize operations and workflow, to meet returns to investors and capital partners. As a Real Estate and Investment Executive both within the Private, Public and Government sectors, as well as part of a third-generation private real estate equity family, Anthony has over 25 years of experience. He has raised $100M for his private portfolio and continues to assist in raising capital for NEC and Dream-Co. During the Giuliani and Bloomberg Administrations, he was appointed by the NYC Housing Authority's Chairman, where he supported and operated a $600M development portfolio and was also appointed to assist with a $100 Million divisional staff and relocation reorganization. Anthony was also 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.
Most recently, Anthony has traveled to over 20 countries on a capital roadshow to germinate international markets for the NEC real estate development platform. He has been invited to speak at multiple international events, open only to select individuals, such as PERE and other institutional conferences. He has shared the stage with panelists with over $ 5 billion of AUM , and another focused on the State of the US Real Estate Cycle in 2019 where the room had over $1Trillion of AUM.
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