Malaysia Tatler - The 300 List: Residential property tycoons
From our 300 List, here are the names responsible for landscaping our cities with safe and secure homes.
On top of the social welfare leaders and independent fashion entrepreneurs, another group of names not to be missed from our 300 List are the residential property tycoons who have contributed much in providing beautiful, safe and secure homes for citizens.
Most of their properties aren't only built to maximise comfort, but also with beautiful designs, in prime locations and some boasting sustainable features that benefit both residents and the environment. Scroll through the gallery below to find out the names that are responsible for landscaping our cities with safe and beautiful homes.
Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew
Through the ups and downs of public scrutiny, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew remained steadfast in following his own rules. Now actively involved in Country Heights Group of Companies once again after relinquishing the post of managing director seven years ago, he is tasked with the group’s strategic business development and its overseas expansion. He celebrated his 60th birthday surrounded by his family last year.
Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum
This fast-talking, personable and visionary group managing director and CEO of Mah Sing Group Berhad is recognised in the industry for his many accomplishments in shaping the conglomerate from a plastics manufacturing business into a successful name in property development. A testament of his solid leadership lies in the fact that Mah Sing is still soaring in profits even though 20 years have passed since its founding. His eldest daughter Jane is also a rising star within the organisation.
Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah
It is through his vision and endeavours that he has transformed Sunway Group, which he founded in 1974, into the formidable conglomerate with core businesses in property and construction it is today. The company has vast experience in managing and developing innovative and quality residential and non-residential properties covering Malaysia from Penang to Johor. Outside of the country, it also has internationally acclaimed properties in China, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore.
Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal
The robust chairman of Emkay Group, MK Land Holdings Berhad and Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd is a true inspirational entrepreneur. With his son Ahmad Khalif taking on more responsibilities now, he has refocused his raison d’etreto social-skewed ventures. Giving the marginalised a second chance at life is his mission as is his efforts in environmental conservation. He is also currently committed in seeing the completion of the Belum Rainforest Villa project.
Tan Sri Danny Tan
2014 was a great year for this dynamic founder and group executive vice- chairman of Tropicana Corporation Berhad. Not only was he the lauded recipient of Malaysia Tatler’s Diamond of Excellence award, he also broke into the Forbes List of Malaysian billionaires. After a slew of other achievements he had garnered over the years for his enterprising talents, this individual, who recently turned 61, retired from the scene and relinquished his day-to-day management roles to Tropicana Corporation's group CEO Datuk Yau Kok Seng and deputy group CEO Datuk Dickson Tan.
Tan Sri Teo Chiang Hong
With the shrewd business sense embedded in his DNA, the youngest son of Tan Sri Teo Soo Cheng, the patriarch of the See Hoy Chan Holdings Group, is continuing the family legacy alongside his siblings. He is the director of Bandar Utama Development Sdn Bhd, that has under its portfolio, extensive housing, schools, shopping centres and office complexes and the award-winning Bandar Utama township famous for its environmentally-friendly features. He also directs First Nationwide Group of Companies a leading provider of title insurance and related services for the commercial/residential real estate industry.
Tan Sri FD Mansor
Although his only son Datuk Seri FD Iskandar is leading the charge at Glomac Berhad, Tan Sri FD Mansor’s opinions and ideas in regards to the company’s growth still carries a great deal of weight. Despite his prominence, the group executive chairman and co-founder of Glomac is always ready with a smile and kind word to anyone regardless of their social standing. He is often spotted at private dinner parties with his sociable wife Puan Sri Zainun.
Dato' Kenny Tan