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Liong Tek Kwee

Kwee Liong Tek

Kwee, together with his three brothers, owns privately held luxury property developer Pontiac Land. The Kwees are Asia’s 39th richest family and their latest foray into the US residential market marks a first for Singapore developers. The planned 82-level luxury condominium — 53W53 tower — in Manhattan is located beside the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and holds 139 apartments, which cost between $4.3 million and more than $100.42 million. Construction started in 2014 and is expected to complete in 2018.