James Zheng is the CEO and President of Goettsch Partners. As such, he leads the firm’s overall business and management strategy, as well as daily operations. His perspective from working on projects in the U.S. and overseas has helped guide the firm’s global expansion. Through his efforts, the firm established a representative office in Shanghai in 2004. Today, the firm maintains a growing full-service office there staffed with both local and U.S.-trained professionals.

Some of Mr. Zheng’s recent projects include the 15-story, 535,000-square-foot China Diamond Exchange Center in Shanghai; the 37-story, 2 million-square-foot Grand Hyatt Chengdu at Chicony Plaza mixed-use development; the five-building, 5.1 million-square-foot China Resources Qianhai Center in Shenzhen; a 1.5 million-square-foot hospitality complex for Poly in Sanya, featuring a 250-key Rosewood hotel, serviced apartments,…

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CTBUH Designated Expert


Annual Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2014)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (China 2016; Chicago 2019)