Mr. James Duan’s Interview on Joh Jai TV Show – March 25, 2016 (1/3)
Mr. James Duan gave an interview on Joh Jai TV show about his life journey and how he built his business right from the beginning. Mr. James is a businessman who dares to make mistakes, dare to dream, work hard, and resilience. In his career, he had celebrated success as well as encountered some setbacks. But he quickly picked himself up, learned from the mistakes, and moved on. Mr. James successfully established Fragrant Property PCL in 2004. Fragrant Property is a real estate developer company specialized in Bangkok’s CBD areas of Makkasan and Sukhumvit. Mr. James focuses his attention on building an eco-friendly condominium. He has given a lot of effort to seriously study and research on this issue. Eco –Innovation is an endeavor to design a building towards the goal of sustainable development, by achieving a more efficient use of natural energy. It uses technology to make resident’s life easier. It also benefits in saving resident’s energy bill in the long run. With this sustainable concept, Ministry of Energy has awarded the certification to verify that this condominium can save 30% energy consumption.
Mr. James Duan’s Interview on Joh Jai TV Show – March 25, 2016 (2/3)
Once earned his MBA in Beijing, Mr. James returned to Thailand to start his business. At that time, there were over 1,400 real estate companies in Thailand. So he decided to explore new possibilities in real estate market to make his company stand out and gain competitive edge. Most importantly, he wanted to make a difference in Thailand real estate market. Mr. James spent more than 2 years researching on real estate design concept of different developers in European zone. After that, he explored technology as well as gathered knowledge on green innovation in Japan – the leader in the field. After he came back, he immediately and seriously worked hard at it.
Mr. James Duan’s Interview on Joh Jai TV Show – March 25, 2016 (3/3)
Energy efficiency condominium earns Fragrant Property an outstanding positioning in the real estate market. Air-conditioner consumes most energy in every residential building. For that reason, the building was especially designed to minimize amount of heat from entering by using double-glass windows. Furthermore, heat that comes out of the AC condenser is used to heat the water boiler. This condominium is the second building in the world that employ this technology. In addition, this condominium uses ‘Central Drinking Water System’ which allows residents to drink water from the tap. This system helps reduce about 1,000,000 plastic bottles a year. Mr. James always did a lot of research until he’s absolutely confident before implementing on any project. If it gets good feedback, it’s a wonderful experience. If it doesn’t turn out well, it’s an opportunity to learn from the mistakes.
“You must dare to do things. Too much thinking without doing will not get you anywhere. Even if I make mistakes, I will not regret it.”