We are a team of experienced and creative developers, designers, marketeers, planners, financiers, creatives and salespeople founding new places and leading the charge to new ways of urban living
Dr Henry Cheng Kar-Shun
Dr. Cheng is Chairman of Knight Dragon and New World Development Company Limited as well as Executive Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited.
Sammy LeeFounder and Vice Chairman
Sammy’s enterprises have spanned multiple industries from property and hotels to aviation ventures and film. He develops property globally, using his creative vision to disrupt the traditional property industry and identify opportunities to unlock value. After training as a lawyer in England, Sammy founded his own law firm in Hong Kong. In 2003 Sammy formed an independent film company financing, producing and distributing feature films including Oscar-winner Monster. He has completed projects across the world; in London he developed the Chancery Court Hotel in 2003, paving the way for the five-star Rosewood. This move became a catalyst for the revitalisation of the area of London now known as Midtown. Similarly, working closely with Dr. Henry Cheng, Sammy was the first to introduce to London the lifestyle-led development The Knightsbridge. This service-led concept won Residential Development of the Year in 2006 and took the prime West End lifestyle to another level.
In 2012 he worked with Dr Cheng to acquire Greenwich Peninsula, where their shared entrepreneurial spirit has already enabled the delivery of 1 million sq ft and cemented the future of this major cultural urban transformation.
Richard has worked in the real estate industry throughout his career. After training in law, he became a partner at Clifford Chance in 2001 and then joined a real estate fund. Richard met Sammy Lee in late 2011. Together, they have spearheaded Knight Dragon’s initial investment in the developer vehicle for Greenwich Peninsula – and, crucially, the ambitious vision for the project moving forward.
Kerri has been involved in the residential luxury property sector throughout her career. A defining four-year tenure as the Head of Sales and Marketing for award-winning development The Knightsbridge was followed by a period in the US as Marketing Director for the Chicago Spire. Kerri returned to the UK in 2009 working in the same guise for both The Shard and Marque Creative before joining Knight Dragon in 2013 where she became re-acquainted with Sammy Lee after first working with him on The Knightsbridge.
Jonathan RannFinance Director
Jonathan has worked for Sammy Lee and the Cheng family for 15 years, principally as Finance Director at Greenwich Peninsula and The Knightsbridge and as a non-executive director of other family-owned entities. Before that, he worked in senior financial positions with Interpublic Group, for their Lowe Howard-Spink advertising agency and Initiative media agency. He is a chartered accountant, qualifying in 1991 with Dixon Wilson, and has an honours degree in Computer Science from Queen’s University in Belfast.
An effortlessly personable team with years of experience at all price points, on- and off-plan, our sales people take customers on the journey from very first interest to whole-hearted purchase.
Creating the brand, defining the market and communicating to add value; add culture, collaboration and creativity and you see how our team takes property above commodity and building beyond bricks and mortar.
Experts in the art and science of harnessing the right ideas, partners, design and brands in the long term and meantime - to not simply build but to create real places.
Our planners navigate the complexity of the planning process and associated rules and regulations, negotiating with local authorities and stakeholders.
Working with an expert consultant team, our development managers oversee the entire complex process of urban development: through all stages from design development, planning, construction and post-completion.
Looking at each deal, each business, each site and each opportunity upside-down and back-to-front, the work of our number-crunching finance team pretty much speaks for itself...
Taking valued customers on the journey from exchange and onwards, quality customer service is essential to quality development and long term cultural regeneration.
Our seasoned team, drawn from all walks of life from hotel concierge to the military, handles all aspects of the smooth running of large estates, from security to maintenance to service.