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In addition to its work in China, Greenland Group delivers major projects in 13 cities across nine countries and four continents. We combine this experience with local expertise to deliver celebrated residential and mixed-use developments in the UK.

Our team

The diversity of our team guarantees inspirational developments, and effective decision-making on market trends, locations and project delivery.

Taotao Song, Greenland UK

Taotao Song

Chief Executive Officer

Taotao Song, Chief Executive Officer of Greenland (UK) Investment Ltd., has more than 20 years of experience in the property development industry. He had held the roles of Deputy General Manager in Greenland Sunan Subsidiary, and Executive Vice President in Greenland USA. He has overseen the successful development of many large mixed-use projects in China, the USA and the UK, of which the total construction areas are more than 10 million square meters, including residential apartments, 5 star hotels, integrated shopping centres and high rise offices. He is experienced in global operations and management, and his remit is to lead the growth and development of Greenland UK.

Bin Zhao, , Greenland UK

Bin Zhao

Senior Director, Contract department

Bin Zhao is Senior Director of Greenland UK’s Contract department and Spire London project. His expertise is in cost and procurement management in property development, and construction management in residential, retail, office and commercial sectors. He compiles and negotiates the company’s important contracts, and manages the valuation and payments in the projects’ construction chain. His entire career has been related to construction, as civil engineer, project manager, quantity surveyor or cost manager. He previously worked in Jingrui Group and Greenland’s Northeast China division, before moving to the UK in 2014 to take his current role.

Edward Morton Jack

Head of PR and Communications

Edward Morton Jack graduated with a B.Sc. in Psychology. He spent 16 years in China where he taught himself Mandarin. In Hong Kong he was a producer, presenter and newsreader for RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong). In Shanghai he established a new English language radio talkshow and was the only foreigner in radio in the city, interviewing guests and hosting the programme daily for years. In Shanghai he also founded and ran a consulting and communications business, serving clients across industries including automobile, luxury, healthcare, tourism and property. He joined Greenland in 2014 when the group opened its UK office, and moved to London to help set up the company and to oversee its marketing and corporate communications.

Barry Shaw, Greenland UK

Barry Shaw

Head of Legal

Barry Shaw is Greenland UK’s Head of Legal. After graduating in law from Cambridge and qualifying as a solicitor, he was a Partner and Head of Property for many years at commercial law firm Wallace LLP. He was involved in many property transactions, specialising in development, investments, construction and planning. These included a CPO on the proposed London Olympic site; the acquisition of a former Royal Naval Armaments Depot for a mixed-use development; the acquisition and disposal of a medical health centre; the disposal of some 40 restaurants; and site assembly and funding for a football stadium development. He has also been a Conveyancing Expert in court proceedings. He became Head of Legal at Greenland in 2018.

Andrew Kennard

Property Director

Andrew Kennard is a chartered surveyor with more than 25 years' experience. After becoming chartered he joined Drivers Jonas’ (now Deloitte LLP) City of London Real Estate investment team and was involved in a number of high profile sales and acquisitions encompassing office, residential, historic and commercial projects. He moved in-house as development director for a private family office in Mayfair, London, and was instrumental in forming a portfolio-wide investment strategy, involving the disposal and acquisition of commercial investments across southern England and a number of office buildings in/near the City of London. He joined Greenland UK in June 2023, to provide expertise on the company's substantial residential and commercial portfolio.

“We’re committed to delivering high quality developments in the UK which are at the forefront of international trends in design and lifestyle, connect with communities, and contribute to society as a whole.”

Taotao Song, Chief Executive Officer

Key financials

Our proven approach to delivery

Deep knowledge of location We invest time and resources to understand the specific needs of each location and the scale of opportunity each one represents.
Proven capabilities We have extensive experience of complex projects delivered in major cities around the world, as well as local expertise on commercial viability and placemaking.
Forefront of the market We’re focused on where the market is heading to deliver homes and places aligned to changing needs and lifestyles
Collaboration throughout Our consultative and collaborative approach, both within our business and with our partners, creates shared knowledge and vision.

Our places

We deliver vibrant properties which create value across the site.

Our Places