|Residence||Centre Island, New York|
|Occupation||Real estate developer|
A native of Taiwan, Chang dropped out of high school to help his parents manage a Los Angeles hotel. Prior to becoming a developer in New York City, Chang operated hotels and restaurants in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. His first New York project was in 1997.
Chang is the chairman of McSam Hotel Group, and is one of the largest hotel developers in New York City. His company has completed 25 hotels in the five boroughs of New York City, with a stated goal of at least 50. He currently has 4,000 rooms under development for a variety of national hotel chains. He is the first Asian American to build a high-rise hotel in Manhattan.
Chang has four children: Danny, Kevin, Jeffrey, and Jennifer.
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