Executive who went from Chinese firm to Forest City leaves for Greenland to focus (almost surely) on upcoming B4 tower
Allen Gong has joined Greenland USA’s Development and Construction team, where he is responsible for managing 800,000 square feet of residential and commercial development within the New York City mega-project Pacific Park Brooklyn. Gong jumps to the subsidiary of the Shanghai-based developer after working for Greenland’s US joint venture partner on the project, Forest City Ratner Companies, focussing on the ground-up development of the 550 Vanderbilt condo building. Gong started his career at China State Construction and Engineering Corp in Beijing before being transferred to California and later earning a master’s at the MIT Center for Real Estate.
Solish did say they aim to break ground "hopefully" in the late second quarter of 2019. However, if that timeline stretches, given B4's once-projected 27-month construction timetable, it might not open until 2022.