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. In addition, he frequently serves as the partner-in-charge for large-scale office, hospitality and mixed-use high-rises and multibuilding complexes, particularly throughout Asia. 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 projects include the 15-story, 535,000-square-foot China Diamond Exchange Center in Shanghai; the five-building, 5.1 million-square-foot China Resources Qianhai Center in Shenzhen; a 1.5 million-square-foot hospitality complex…

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James Zheng

CTBUH Designated Expert


Expert Peer Review Committee (2024 – Present)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2014)

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

27 November 2018

10th World Congress Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting

Plans for the 2019 CTBUH 10th World Congress are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Chicago Architecture Center.

19 June 2018

CTBUH China Hosts Tall Building Symposium

CTBUH China held its board meeting at Tongji University in Shanghai, which was followed by a half-day symposium titled "The Future of Vertical Cities"

1 June 2018

CTBUH Leaders Meet at Annual Awards Event

The first 2018 Leaders Meeting brought together CTBUH leaders from around the world to provide mid-year updates on the Council's major initiatives.