Founder and Website Developer,

Real Estate Analyst, Writer, Speaker, and Chartered Surveyor

Honorary Advisor, Zeppelin Partners Limited

What's New? Stephen has recently assisted and advised one of the most prominent real estate research consultancies in the USA, Property & Portfolio Research, in their China real estate research. Stephen has also offered his knowledge to related investment groups seeking investments in China via participation as a council member of the Gerson Lehrman Group, an online expert network. Stephen welcomes enquiries from fellow consultants and investors, click

Stephen has over 20 years of experience in real estate development, investment, management, marketing and consulting spanning Hong Kong / China / Asia to North America. Prior to joining Zeppelin, Stephen had held senior management positions with publicly listed corporations and major organizations. His interest covers areas of real estate analysis, investment strategy, and portfolio allocation in addition to backgrounds in facility management, sales & leasing, project management and building economics. Stephen has participated in the development, investment, management and marketing of residences, offices, retail facilities, hotels, resorts, industrial complexes and specialist buildings including several large scale mixed-use developments. Total value handled to date is estimated to be around US$5B.

Stephen has also created the company newsletter Real Estate Tech with a circulation of close to 8,000 readers, and the real estate analytical website through which Zeppelin shares some of the real estate knowledge and ideas with interested parties. His analyses and writings to date have been or are being published in the media such as China Daily, Hong Kong Economic Journal , 21 Century Business Herald (in China), the Standard (Hong Kong), NACORE Journal, Real Estate Today, Journal of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors etc and various portals such as,,,,,, etc. He had also been quoted in the Asian Wall Street Journal and was interviewed by Radio Hong Kong and Commercial Radio.

Stephen is also sought after by universities and business associations as a real estate guest speaker and he is currently an adjunct professor with the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. He has also delivered professional talks to peers from China including Hong Kong, Canada, and the USA. These include audiences from Tsinghua University, the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong, York University (Canada), the Asia Public Real Estate Association, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Hong Kong, Boston, and Toronto Chapters), the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the Ontario Institute of Quantity Surveyors, the Rotary Clubs, and the like.

Stephen holds Bachelor degrees in building economics from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and a Masters in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is / has been also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK), Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, American Association of Cost Engineers, Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, North American Real Estate Investment Trusts, and the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management, and has his professionalism recognized by CECA (the equivalent of a Cost Engineering Institute in China). He is also a Hong Kong Licensed Real Estate Agent and a Registered Professional Surveyor (QS).

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