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Executive Team

Ranked 4th Most Active Developer in NYC, the Real Deal, 2019



Ranked 7th Most Active Developer in NYC, the Real Deal, 2018



Ranked 8th Most Active Developer in NYC, the Real Deal, 2022



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Over two decades of experience developing Real Estate in New York City.

Executive Team

Founder & Managing Partner

Jiashu (Chris) Xu

Chris Xu serves as the President of United Construction and Development Group, boasting a rich background of over two decades in the industry. He demonstrates proficiency in driving new developments and overseeing projects throughout the United States. Beyond his professional endeavors, Chris is characterized by his enthusiasm for engaging with and contributing to local communities, fostering enduring relationships with contractors and partners.


In recognition of his commitment to community engagement and business pursuits, Chris Xu has become a valuable member of the New York Chinese Business Association. This association stands as a significant pillar of support for his various business ventures and investments.

Sam Zhang

Founder & Managing Partner

Sam Zhang holds a Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University, having completed his undergraduate studies at East China University of Science and Technology. 

Before establishing New Land Capital, Sam was a licensed lawyer in both New York and New Jersey, contributing his expertise to multi-billion-dollar business mergers and bankruptcy cases.

Following his legal career, Sam co-founded his own practice with an alumni, focusing primarily on corporate law, trust law, and real estate businesses. His foray into the real estate industry proved successful as he raised funds for more than 1.2 million square feet of real estate properties in New York.

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