Managing Director, UIAP
Huang Jianping has an extensive background in both business relations and real estate planning and development in China. As a C0-Director for EDG, China representative, manager of operations, and liaison, Mr. Huang is instrumental in ensuring effective project communication and coordination for both ongoing work and business development in China. Equally as important, Mr. Huang contributes an in depth understanding of Chinese culture to all local project design, strategy, and development. In addition to his EDG position, Mr. Huang was also Director and Executive Secretary of Urban International joint venture company, UI Nanshan Shanghai, located in Qin Pu, Shanghai. UI Nanshan Shanghai was formed for the purpose of expanding UI’s capability and local presence for urban planning, landscape planning, and concept design, for mixed use, resort, entertainment, and tourism development in China.
In addition to his coordination and management duties, currently Mr. Huang manages the development of business plans, strategy, and program development for both urban mixed use and tourism projects including the Ningbo Golf Course Resort and Dongqian Lake Tourism Resort and Hotels, Ningbo China, the Jiangnan RD&Edevelopment, the Guizhou Long March Park and Resort, Guiyang, Guizhou, China, the 150,000 square meter Tianjin Beiyang Plazamixed use development, and the 50,000 square meter Shanghai Platinum Plaza mixed use development.
Prior to joining EDG, Mr Huang served in a variety of senior business and real estate position in China including Division Chief for Translation Department, Manager of Information Division, and Executive Secretary for the Hohbond Petrochemical Limited in Shanghai and Hong Kong. In addition, he also served as General Manager of the Planning Department of Hohbond for new project initiatives.
Mr. Huang’s keen insight into real estate planning and development became apparent during Hohbond’s initial concept development for the creation of a cultural and tourism park in Sanya, Hainan, China in 1996. It was at the same time that Mr. Huang’s relationship with Urban International began acting as the overall project liaison and Hohbond’s representative for the planning and development of the now highly successful Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone in Sanya. Through Mr. Huang’s long term involvement, the Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zoneis the most popular tourist destination on Hainan Island, attracting in excess of 3 million visitors a year. Currently, Mr. Huang is working on the phase two resort master plan and strategy that will add a golf course, 2000 hotel rooms, and 400 villas to this successful development.
Mr. Huang is fluent in both Mandarin and English.