What makes a real estate mogul? Is it mortgage management? RTO? Home rentals? Being a broker? Loan origination? Development? All of the above? Yes. Some of the best real estate gurus in the game know that it’s all a combination, all connected, and wouldn’t you know it — no one knows that better than Lee Shau Kee, founder of the Henderson Land Company back in 1976.
Yes, Lee Shau Kee Has Been in the Game for That Long
That alone should tell you something: Lee Shau Kee knows what he’s talking about, having a massive stake in the conglomerate of the land company responsible for some of the most intensive and extensive real estate developments not only in the U.S., but in the world. We’re talking about hotels. Restaurants. Even internet services. He’s dabbled in it all, hence why his business acument has earned him that title of “Hong Kong’s Buffet,” a little bit of everything in real estate.
Of course, the man at a very seasoned 86 years old has stepped down and allowed his son to manage Henderson with gusto while still remaining as chairman of the company, but you can bet this is a man that even when he’s long gone, his legacy will continue to live on.
Take One Look at Hong Kong’s International Financial Center, for One….
Yep, that was him. Lee Shau Kee. Purely fantastical in the scope and vision, plus the funding that went into it. Monuments like that will remain. And his longevity, his vision will also. You don’t see many real estate moguls like that, like Lee Shau Kee. And at the rate his company’s going, they won’t stop anytime soon with the comprehensive projects around the world continuing to make waves and making rich commercial real estate a relevant factor in today’s global economy.