Kenneth Li

 Broker / Owner
Southwest Realty Group
 
Kenneth Li is the broker/ owner of Texas George Realty, Inc. DBA Southwest Realty Group, a full service real estate firm in Houston, Texas since 1988. Throughout the three decades of his professional career, he has been committed to excellence in real estate development for his community. Kenneth Li is known as a real estate specialist, developer and consultant. He was born in Taiwan and raised in Hong Kong and came to Houston in 1981. Kenneth was the founder of Texas George Realty, which was later named one of the top ten outstanding Asian-owned businesses in Houston by the “Houston Post”. Kenneth acquired Century 21 Southwest franchise in 1997 and later converted into Southwest Realty Group. Kenneth Li was considered a pioneer of Chinatown by the “Houston Chronicle” and said that he was the real estate broker aided growth of community and used his success there as an entry into the mainstream in both residential and commercial real estate. (Houston Chronicle, Aug. 11, 2002). Under his leadership and influence, the City of Houston approved a budget of $21,000,000 to improve Houston Chinatown road reconstruction plan finished in March, 2015. Both Texas Monthly and Real Estate Directory News named Kenneth Li as Houston Chinatown "Mayor".

Long active in public affairs in local community, Kenneth Li served as 2011 National Chairman of Asian Real Estate Association of America (www.areaa.org), Chairman of Chinese Community Center, Presidents of Houston Taiwanese Chamber, Houston Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Houston Chinese Merchants Association, Co-chair of Association of Chinese Organizations of Houston. He was appointed by Houston Mayors to serve as the first Asian American board member of City Planning Commission, board member of SW Houston Redevelopment Authority, and Chairman of Southwest Management District, Chairman of Houston Mayor International Trade Development Council/Asia & Australia, Mayor Turner’s International Advisory Board.

Kenneth graduated with honor from Houston Baptist University in 1984.