He holds a bachelors degree in economics from the Northwest University in Xi’an, a masters degree in political science from the Central Party School in Beijing and a PhD in law from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
From 1984, Feng served in a succession of posts in the Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and lectured in the Marxism and Leninism Research Institute. In addition to studying culture and ideology and advocating system reform, he served temporarily in the Theoretical Research Office of the CCP Central Committee before accepting a deputy chief post in the Comparative System Research Office of the China Economic Restructuring Research Institute under the State Commission for Restructuring the Economy. He was later sent to the newly established Hainan Province to set up the Hainan Reform and Development Research Institute, where he held the position of executive deputy director.
In the late 1980s when Hainan Island was made the largest special economic zone and the newest province in China, it became a top destination for many ambitious Chinese. Following the national trend, Feng made a swift career change in 1991, leaving his government post to found Vantone. Two years later, after the cooling down of Hainan’s marketing zeal, he moved his operation back to Beijing, the nation’s capital and center of real estate development. With a reputation as a ‘thought leader in the real estate industry’, Feng has since become one of the industry’s pioneers and innovators. After extensive research and consideration, he made a decision to shift Vantone away from the ‘Hong Kong’ model to the ‘US model’. In 2003, Feng Lun planned and actively promoted the filming of a major television program ‘Residences Changing China’, which promoted the development of the real estate business, and strove to raise the image of the real estate industry in China.
In addition to the chairmanship of the board of directors of Vantone Real Estate Co. Ltd, Feng also serves as chairman of the board of directors at the Wantong Industrial Group, as a board member of China Minsheng Banking Corp. Ltd, the standing chairman of the All-China Residential Property Association, and an assistant director of the City Development Professional Committee of the China Real Estate Association. Under Feng, Vantone is ranked among the top real estate companies in China, holding many of the top ten spots in multiple categories in commercial and residential real estate. When taking into account its capital gains, Vantone is considered to be the third largest developer in mainland China. To this day Vantone continues to prosper while other real estate companies struggle with finance. Feng’s intelligent strategies for development and success allowed Vantone to become the first mainland Chinese company to make it to the US market. In fact Vantone plans to conduct more business in New York including leasing 750 000 square feet in the Freedom Tower that is to be built in New York by 2014.