Apr
2007

Vanke China's Wang Shi Visits GBBN

GBBN Architects was recently honored to have Vanke China Co., Ltd's Chairman of the Board, Mr. Wang Shi visit its Cincinnati headquarters. The firm has enjoyed a successful, five-year working relationship with the number one real estate company in China.

"We were thrilled that Chairman Wang Shi was able to visit our Cincinnati office, meet of some our developer clients and discuss our future strategic collaborations," said Jervy Zhu, AIA, firm principal and director of GBBN Asia.  In 2005, Vanke earned revenues of more than $930 million. The company's goal is to become the world's largest housing provider.

"Chairman Wang Shi's revolutionary leadership has helped him become a leading figure in China's real estate market," added Zhu. In addition, he is a best selling author, and has been featured in TIME magazine for his unique leadership style and lifetime accomplishments, which include climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents.

"Chairman Wang Shi is truly a business legend and inspiration," added Zhu. "We consider it a privilege to work with Vanke and look forward to a long and successful relationship."

As evidence of the success shared by GBBN and Vanke, GBBN was recently honored with a "Most Excellence in Design Work" award by Vanke. Zhu and firm marketing director Jodi Mulcahy, were on hand at the awards ceremony held in Beijing.