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Executive Team

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Kenny Lam

CEO & Founding Partner

"Action with passion is a winning combination"

Kenny brings a wealth of expertise in real estate finance, boasting over 20 years of experience in the industry. Before establishing Blue Ocean Property Group, he honed his skills across all three key mortgage origination platforms: mortgage broker, mortgage banker, and retail banking institutions such as JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, and Citibank. Kenny has demonstrated an outstanding track record of success, excelling in self origination and cultivating top-performing origination teams. Throughout his career, he has generated an impressive loan volume surpassing $500 million.

Additionally, he has established himself as a real estate and small to mid-sized business/company investor. Leveraging his extensive expertise, he offers consulting services and implements value-added strategies to enhance the fundamental assets. Moreover, he is adept at manifesting visions and achieving goals, diligently overseeing projects from inception to fruition.

He commits his personal time and resources to giving back to the local community by actively serving on the Board of Directors for two prominent real estate trade organizations in the New York City region. These organizations are:

(CAREA) Chinese American Real Estate Association
(AREAA) Asian Real Estate Association of America

Recently, he continues to add to his lifetime commitment and dedication to the Asian Community by serving on the Board of Directors of LunarNYC. Headquartered in the heart of New York City; Lunar New Year Celebration™ (LunarNYC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to empower youth between the ages of 5 and  25, while promoting Diversity, Love, Unity, Peace and Prosperity. LunarNYC aims to unite those who love the Asian culture under one global brand.


Khant P. Lwin

President & Founding Partner

Khant Lwin is a real estate professional that has been practicing in the industry for over 15 years. Prior to co-founding Blue Ocean Property Group, he has worked in multiple positions within real estate. He has experience in Residential & Commercial Mortgages, Investment Sales and specializes in Distressed Assets (both as a distributor and an investor himself). Early in his career, he worked as a high producing loan officer at a mortgage brokerage and built his way up to managing over 75 originators and staff. He has also served positions within institutional retail banking organizations. Since then, he has moved onto successfully building investor relations and origination teams for multiple real estate companies that distribute distressed real estate assets, nationwide. 

He is a proud Myanmar/American citizen and gives back to the community by helping his family
throw events for the “National Humanitarian Fundraising for Myanmar” non-profit organization.

Danny Liu

Chief Operating Officer

Danny Liu is a Licensed Associate Broker that has over 15 years of property management experience in the New York City area. Early in his career, he has worked as a licensed real estate agent for Remax Realty by assisting international investors purchase property in America. He has moved on to building a long term, successful career within the LeFrak Organization which is a New York City-based, privately-held, family-run company that owns, develops, and manages real estate.


He has overseen by personal origination or management in excess of 3,500 leasing transactions for residential and commercial properties throughout his career. He is also an experienced investor by buying, fixing & flipping or holding & managing distressed assets since 2006.


Richard Wong

Director - Property Management

Richard comes from a strong real estate investment background and has been practicing in the industry for well over eight years. Prior to joining Blue Ocean Property Group, he specialized in negotiating residential and commercial leases, investments and sales as a sales associate in Oxford Property Group. Forging a strong partnership as the head of the Business Development Team at Pioneer Abstract Services, Richard was able to master a strong grasp of the underwriting and compliance that goes with title insurance policies. He works hard and diligently while ensuring the best level of dedication for each and every client that he serves while maintaining the highest level of ethics behind every transaction.

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Jonathan Lee

Head of RE Acquistions

Mr.  Lee is a seasoned real estate executive and investor offering two decades of experience
managing a multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio across CA, FL, IL, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA,TX,
and international markets including Colombia with a mastery in a broad range of real estate and
business competencies.

Jonathan’s primary focus is investing throughout the lower-middle and middle markets, acquiring
distressed residential and commercial assets for renovation and disposition. Madison Buys Homes is
the marketing arm for Property Acquisition & Disposition services.

With over 100+ purchases and property rehabilitation projects in the last five years, Jonathan and his
partners have analyzed investment risk and led deals from purchase to close, coordinating financing,
insurance, renovation and stakeholder management, reinvesting proceeds and investing in
short-term rental properties on Airbnb platform.

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Folger Emerson 

Senior Project Manager

I am passionate about driving growth, building high-performing teams, and cultivating lasting client relationships and possess a track record of success in my Sales and Leadership roles. From spearheading transformative sales strategies to propelling client acquisition to mentoring a dynamic team to peak performance, I continually ensure KPI's are achieved, and lead individuals and teams to deliver solid results. In the Mortgage Banking industry I mastered the art of exceeding quotas, fostering deep relationships, and attacking with vigor any and all growth initiatives.


My passion for excellence and an unwavering commitment to success and constant learning drive my every endeavor. This path has shaped me into an "Opportunity Agent", Coach, Mentor, and Connector of exceptional talent.

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Peter Chang

Director of Landlord Representation

Peter is a seasoned real estate professional boasting over 12 years of industry experience. His journey commenced in the construction industry, where he began as an apprentice and diligently worked his way up over seven years to the role of Supervisor/Foreman. During this time, he oversaw significant new development projects in Brooklyn. Transitioning into real estate, Peter not only became a successful real estate agent but also established his own franchise of Rapid Realty. His entrepreneurial spirit and dedication are evident in the strong relationships he has cultivated with over 3 thousand landlords across New York City. With a wealth of expertise and experience, Peter brings tremendous value to our client base.

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Scott Harris

Relationship Manager - Commercial Lending

With a wealth of experience spanning over 2 years and 8 months at Capital One, my journey has been marked by a profound passion for the intricacies of the mortgage industry. During this time, I dedicated myself to the art of loan origination, playing a pivotal role in ensuring the success of various mortgage transactions. This experience has not only honed my skills but has also fueled my enthusiasm for navigating the complexities of finance. Complementing this practical knowledge is my academic foundation in Finance, General, acquired at The George Washington University. My expertise extends to FHA, residential, and commercial loans, reflecting a commitment to excellence in this dynamic field.


Stephen D'Ippolito

Director - Commercial Mortgage

Stephen boasts a robust background in mortgage banking, with nearly two decades of valuable experience. His extensive journey in the industry has equipped him with the leadership qualities essential for success in any company. Stephen has held various job titles, showcasing his versatility, and has proven to be a dedicated partner through his affiliation with United Mortgage Corp for a solid 9 years. In the past 5 years, he has further expanded his expertise by establishing a successful business in the furnished rental space. This venture involves managing high-yield real estate assets in affluent markets, including the prestigious Hamptons in New York.


Mike Cheng

Managing Director - Commercial Lending

After attending and graduating from the NYU Stern School of Business with a scholarship, Michael cofounded Epos Development, the NYC award winning real estate development firm that has done over $210M in ground-up projects.  In addition, Michael hosted NYC Mayor Eric Adams' 61st birthday party in 2021, has had the honor of inviting Mayor Bill de Blasio to his home for dinner, and has hosted Andrew Yang as a keynote speaker at the largest real estate event in Queens, New York in 2018.


Among Michael's business partners and endorsements are 9-figure entrepreneurs John Assaraf, Mark Victor Hansen, and the late Bob Proctor. Overall, nothing makes Michael happier than supporting others in reaching their full potential so they can live the quality life that they deserve.


Michael also serves as the Chairman for the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA NY East Chapter-Commercial), as Board Member of Queens Community Board 7 (Flushing), and as CAC Committee for New York's #1 hospital, New York-Presbyterian.

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Summer Law

Associate - Property Management

Summer Law is a dynamic and attentive New York City agent devoted to making real estate easy for buyers, sellers, investors, and developers. She's diligent and thorough, and testimonials repeatedly praise her professionalism and skill. Enthusiastic, but never pushy, clients can trust Summer to provide unfailingly honest advice.


Summer's passion for her work is evident the moment you meet her. "Real estate is a uniquely intimate profession where we connect with clients in their homes, learn about their lives and fulfill their deeply personal goals," she explains. "For me, getting to know new people and exceeding their objectives is a true endorphin rush."


While other agents focus on making deals, Summer truly cares about her clients and their long-term success. She prides herself on her outstanding reputation in the industry and maintains her elite level of knowledge by pursuing ongoing education, including Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SRF) and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designations.


Originally from China, Summer moved to New York as a teen. She holds a bachelor's in marketing & management from Penn, and prior to real estate, she launched an e-commerce fashion business and worked in digital and social marketing. 

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Kenneth Feldman

Senior Manager - Distressed Commercial & Residential Specialist 

Ken is a seasoned real estate professional with over 10 years of industry experience. His journey began in residential and commercial finance, and he has transitioned into a licensed real estate agent, specializing in distressed properties. Having held the position of Director at his previous company, where he managed investor packages nationwide, Ken brings a wealth of expertise to the table. His extensive background uniquely positions us to provide superior knowledge in identifying value for our investors.


Joe Schlamowitz 

Executive - Commercial Mortgage

With an extensive 25-year career in the mortgage business, my expertise encompasses both residential and commercial financing. My specialties lie in mortgages, where I bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Additionally, I excel in credit repair, facilitating real estate investments, and providing solutions for home improvement financing. Throughout my journey, I've cultivated a deep understanding of the intricacies of the industry, and my commitment to excellence is evident in my varied skill set and wealth of experience.


Cedric Lebrun

Executive -Commercial Real Estate Specialist

Cedric can help you to make the right choices for your future endeavors whether you are a seller, end user, or an investor looking for short-term gains or long term income and profit.  The opportunities today are endless in a ripe buying environment that has not been seen in decades. With the right help and guidance you can achieve your most important goals of real estate ownership.


Michael McGovern

Vice President - Commercial Lending

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the Mortgage Industry. He began his career with the legendary investment bank Bear, Stearns & Co. in the back office in 1997. He was quickly promoted and completed the Fixed Income Analyst Program while working in the Mortgage Department. Michael was assigned to the Financial Analytics and Structured Finance Group (F.A.S.T.). The group analyzed commercial and residential mortgages with sole purpose of using their cash flows to group them together and create Bonds. He participated in the structuring and issuance of billions of dollars in CMBS and MBS deals at his time with Bear.


As the mortgage business evolved, Investment Banks began to create their own mortgage divisions and this led to him to be recruited by Lehman Brothers, where he helped create and sell mortgage products directly to mortgage brokers and direct lenders. The goal was to create multiple sources of mortgages to securitize and create Mortgage Backed Bonds, while cutting out the middle men and controlling quality of the mortgages. He quickly became a leading producer and went on to work for Lehman affiliates and other small banks in an effort to develop products, builds sales teams and open new develop new territories. Michael was a Top Producing Sales Manager and estimates to have originated over $1 Billion dollars in commercial and residential mortgages with his extensive list of client mortgage brokers and direct lenders.

These years of experience allow Michael to analyze any lending scenario and structure a mortgage where the borrower and the lender are satisfied. Our client is always our main focus, but if a mortgage is structured in a way that makes it attractive to a private lender, a small portfolio bank, as well as a large international investment bank, our clients have more options. More options create more opportunity for our clients. Michael is a graduate of Iona College with a Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Majoring in Finance.


Eric Forte

Director - RE Acquisitions

Eric is a highly experienced investor with a robust portfolio in residential and commercial real estate assets. With an impressive 20-year tenure in the mortgage industry, he has not only navigated the complexities of the field but also owned and operated a successful mortgage brokerage for 14 years. Eric's investment prowess extends to being a landlord of multiple residential properties and an office building in New York. His involvement in hundreds of fix-and-flip projects and hard money loans showcases his versatility, serving both as a lender and an investor. Eric's multifaceted experience positions him as a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of the real estate and mortgage landscape.


Alexander Jeesung Cho

Production Manager

Alexander Jeesung Cho comes from entrepreneurial roots. His family started in retail, owning 3 businesses in NJ. He then went into real estate, and that sparked his interest in finance. After graduating from Penn State University with a concentration in business management, Alex pursued a career in finance.  As a loan analyst his focus was on commercial origination, loan structuring, and assisting with any residential transactions that were a part of the deal.  These years taught him the value of connections, structuring sound loans, and an attention to detail. 

Alexander wanted to focus on impacting the residential space, and spent the next few years as a loan officer. Within a few years Alexander was given an opportunity to manage, and quickly took over as the sales manager for the greater NY area. This provided an avenue to explore more areas in NY, which provided valuable experience for his next position as the Loan sales coordinator.  As the sales coordinator, Alex excelled in business and market development. Promoting and networking was a focal point, however Alex also helped develop loan products, as well as policies and procedures. The bank quickly expanded their market footprint. 

The lending department produced multiple top 25 earners nationally, and the bank was soon sold. Alex saw an opportunity to work with an up-and-coming bank, and became their regional sales manager. There he refined and expanded on his residential lending knowledge, pushed for innovative product lines for the bank, recruited and trained top 25 earners, and redesigned the lending training program. 

In his free time, Alex serves on the board for CAREA a real estate organization located in Queens. He also volunteers his time to CMP (Chinese Man Power), CPC (Chinese Planning Council), Financial Beginnings, and Operation Hope.  His philanthropic endeavors focus on financial literacy, real estate, finance, and community philanthropy.


Steven Xu

Vice President - Commercial Lending

Steven started in banking and has spent over 10 years refining his skills in the mortgage industry. Apart from excelling in mortgage financing, he also trains in real estate financing, sharing his knowledge with multiple real estate companies. Recently, he expanded by opening a second branch in Bayside, with his team dedicated to providing top-notch service and becoming the go-to place for all financing needs. Steven's broad experience and dedication make him a valuable asset in real estate and financing.


Sherry Jiang

Sherry was born in Qingdao, China and moved to the U.S. at the age of 16. She speaks fluent Business Mandarin and Cantonese, and along with her strong work ethic is focused on maintaining high level client relationships.

Her professional background spans across residential and commercial real estate. In her free time Sherry enjoys fitness, boxing, golfing and keeping a healthy lifestyle. She is responsible for client relations and maintaining high level dialogue for Blue Ocean Property Group.


May Chen

Executive Admin Assistant


Arkar San Wai


Arkar San Wai leads our team of photographers, videographers and handles all media related tasks for Blue Ocean Property Group. Ark was born in Burma (Myanmar) and migrated to U.S.A in year 2000. He has an amazing talent in content production and a great leader to his team. 


Tom Li


Tom Leslie Li was born in Manhattan, New York in October of 1994. By the time he attended college at SUNY Stony Brook University, he had already found an interest in music & video production. Although he was determined to become an electronic music producer / DJ at the time, he had always felt an inclination towards the arts. Similarly to the arts, Tom has always had a deep gratitude and appreciation for the beautiful world we live in. Everybody on this earth has experienced their own form of love, loss, bravery & fear; we all have a story to tell. Shedding light on the many personal stories that exist out there has always been a deep motivation for his pursuing video production.

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