The Real Deal New York

Day in the Life of: John Liang

The Xinyuan executive on middle-of-the-night calls to China, eating fake duck and avoiding Metro-North’s “quiet cars”

September 16, 2015 04:50PM
By Mark Maurer

John Liang

John Liang

From the September issue:typical day for John Liang often feels like two in one. Liang, Xinyuan Real Estate’s managing director of U.S. operations, begins work at 9 p.m., with a series of conference calls with China, setting the stage for the next day in his Midtown East office. He refers to the former as his “China day.”

Xinyuan, a publicly traded Chinese development firm, is about halfway through construction of its first New York project: the 216-unit Williamsburg condominium dubbed the Oosten. [more]