Jason Sze is the Group CEO for the A.J.Mason Group, controlling a group of privately own companies in Asia Pacific focused primarily in the real estate industry including property development, investment, management, and leasing. He joined the group in 1990 and in 1991 helped privatized his family owned public company in Hong Kong called Paul Y Construction Ltd.. In 1994, he started a new management company, McGillis and Associates Ltd., that focused on the property management and leasing side of this business. In 1997, he initiated a new investment trend by taking over an existing 3 storey office podium on Nathan Road and transformed it into a trendy retail youth arcade featuring over 150 shops called “Chic Castle” that catered exclusively to the young and trendy customers of Mongkok in Hong Kong.
One of Jason’s first overseas project he spearheaded was the takeover of an existing marina development in 1996 in Australia at Patterson Lakes, Melbourne. This led to the successful low-rise apartment development known as “Pier 9” residences, which are apartments that actually float on water. He also expanded the Group’s property portfolio into North America over the years including new investments in the Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and also into the United States of America such as San Francisco, and San Jose.
As for China, Jason has successfully completed three projects in China, namely, a hotel/apartment development known as Mayfair Hotels and Apartments in Tianjin , a retail education mall in Shenzhen known as K Plaza, and his 3rd venture is a residential/commercial development in Wuhan called Lido Mason Residences that is includes 1500 apartments; 100 retail shops, and 700 parking spaces. Jason also pioneered a villa hotel know as Urban Post Hotel in 2014 using a concept of a private villa in Foshan has begun operations in the Lingnan Tiandi area.
In the last 2 years, Jason has begun expanding his investment portfolio into Malaysia and Japan.
Jason graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1987 with a degree in business administration, and in 1992 he also studied at Insead in Fountainbleu, France. He was originally recruited to Hong Kong by the Swire Group to work as an executive management trainee for Cathay Pacific Airways in 1987.
Jason’s proudest community achievement to date has been his work as co-founder of the Hong Kong chapter for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and in 2011, he also co-founded the China South chapter for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization as well. He has served on the chapter board in both chapters, including as President of Hong Kong Chapter in 2000 and as Northeast Area Director in 2001, and as the EO China 300 chair in 2013 and 2014, and has served as Path of Leadership Chair in 2015 and as the Leadership Committee Chair in 2016. This year, Jason is the current global chairman of the board for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
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