Li Wanyu (Jessie)
Director, Kaleide Property Group

“For 2022, my mission is to continue to offer our clients projects of superior quality, luxury and elegance. Our aim is to assist philanthropic activities and initiatives, particularly those centred on supporting those individuals and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. On a personal level, my dream is to visit Sweden and Norway with my family, and to chase the Northern Lights. No matter the industry you work in, increasing your attention span can propel your professional success.”

Li Wanyu, or Jessie, was born in Guangdong, a coastal province of southeast China, who relocated with her family, including her two daughters to Cyprus. She is the Director of Kaleide Property Group, a real estate development company established in 2015 and based in Limassol with an impressive portfolio of ground-breaking projects.

Through its SMART property package, Kaleide Property Group offers affordable elegance accessible for family living or long-term investment, while through its SELECT package, it boasts a variety of properties, addressed to the high-end buyer. With a focus on transparency, Kaleide Property Group offers premium residential and commercial properties for discerning clients.

“We work together with our partners, promoting an inclusive and diverse brand strategy, aiming to promote better living for all through sustainable and smart projects that boast a flair for high aesthetics. Having a long background in the real estate brokerage industry and having to deal directly with both foreign and local property buyers, Kaleide Property Group clearly understands what type of properties and projects the market requires. Our dynamic team of architects, civil engineers, and designers have extensive experience, enabling us to be local experts with global industry knowledge, transforming Cyprus’ property market and creating a new approach for real estate.”

What is the biggest factor that has helped you be successful?
“One of the largest factors that has allowed me to be successful in my field, is my hard work ethic – being good at my work and always believing that nothing is impossible. I spend a lot of time in the workplace, and I am quite organised when it comes to setting priorities. I also continue to study new things every day, and I make every effort to overcome any obstacles through dialogue. I pay attention to detail. This allows me to improve my workplace productivity, efficiency, and performance. As a company, we are deeply involved into the construction management of our projects as well as the selection of materials, ensuring our properties are of great quality and value, keeping our clients happy. This is the definition of success.”

Why do you think companies would benefit from having more women at the top?
“Women have incredibly inventive thoughts, and as a result, they assist leaders in achieving greater results. Furthermore, women possess excellent communication abilities, which are required to overcome any obstacles that may arise in the workplace. Finally, women promote equality among team members, which is one of the most significant components in their effectiveness.”

What advice would you give to the next generation of female leaders?
“I would advise the next generation of female leaders to be focused on their goals and to keep attempting to attain them despite the challenges they may face in their careers. Understanding the advantages of keeping focused can be critical to our success and can help us determine where we can make improvements in our work lives. Staying committed to a central task can be greatly beneficial in the workplace. No matter the industry you work in, increasing your attention span can propel your professional success.”

How should women support other women in their organisations?
“To complete the needed responsibilities, women in companies should communicate and collaborate. They should share ideas and motivate one another to attain their objectives. In general, women should actively listen to one other and pay attention to each other’s issues. I often argue that a woman has power on her own; collectively, we have influence. Because there were so few jobs at the top, we were encouraged to be competitive with one another in the past. It is very evident that plan is ineffective. The reality is, lifting each other up and harnessing the power of collaboration is the only way we will be able to change the equation—and have a lot more fun while doing it.”