About LKY Group of Companies
An emerging major business conglomerate, the LKY Group of Companies has been helping build the country by introducing innovations and revolutionizing various industries. For over 30 years, it has been blazing new trails in retail marketing, commercial leasing, construction and property development, hotels and resorts, transport terminals, food operations, and housing.
A Filipino-owned firm, it is helping empower communities where it is present through sustainable social responsibility programs.
The LKY Group takes its inspiration from its founder and patriarch, Lee King Yek, an epitome of hard work and entrepreneurial spirit amidst challenging circumstances. Arriving in the Philippines from China as a 14-year old migrant , he did odd jobs to fend for himself and his mother.
Through hard work and perseverance, Lee embarked on a wholesale store named “Goodluck Trading”, a simple two-story store in Sorsogon which will become the beginning of a business empire. Due to its growth, LKY Property Holdings Inc. was established in 1994 as the corporate entity for the acquisition of land for future developments in Sorsogon.
In 1995, LKY Development Corporation was created to facilitate the construction and lease of properties acquired by its holdings firm. It entered into a lease agreement with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sorsogon for the development of the Sts. Peter and Paul Arcade, a lot within the Sorsogon Cathedral complex.
The following year, it entered into a build-operate-transfer (BOT) agreement with the Sorsogon municipal government for the lease and development of the LKY Central Arcade, a lot fronting the public market.
Subsequent projects include the LKY Square, a 2,000-square meter mall which houses boutique shops, an LCC Supermarket, Sorsogon Benzon Bldg., the LKY Square Annex, and the first Jollibee franchise in Sorsogon.
In 2009, the company focused on the development and operation of integrated terminals for public utility vehicles. With this, LKY was awarded by the Legazpi City Government to develop and operate its Grand Terminal, the first of its kind in Southern Luzon which set the bar for similar projects. The 4-hectare transport facility houses a cluster of stores for Bicolano specialties and souvenirs. Due to its success, Legazpi City was given the Galing Pook Award in 2014 by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
LKY was later awarded by the City Government of Sorsogon for the development and management of its Inter-Modal Terminal and Business Complex and the Common Tricycle Terminal, both with leasable commercial spaces. The company was also granted permission for the adaptive reuse of its old municipal hall building into a commercial center.
Because of its track record, LKY Development . Corp. was commissioned to build and operate the Grand Central Terminal of Balanga City in Bataan in 2012. In the same year, the group became the preferred contractor of SM Markets which has Savemore Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, and the SM Supermarket under its wings.
As part of its diversification, LKY Development Corp. ventured into development of mid-range housing, namely the Villa Anthurium Town and Country Homes in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and the LKY San Fernando Estate in Sorsogon City.
Our Key Officers
Rebecca G. Lee
Chief Executive Officer
The Oriental Hotels and Resorts
Ben S. Lua
Chief Operating Officer
Primark Town Center
Daisy L. Gan
LKY Food Group, Inc.
Anthony A. Hernadez
Chief Operating Officer
Supermalls Transport Services, Inc.
Anna Marie M. Dellosa
Vice President Development for Retail
The Goodluck Store
Kaye W. Caranog
HR Manager, HR Partner
Ma. Gina L. Ignacio
Audit Manager, Shared Services
Atty. Rexie May M. Plaza
Legal Counsel, Shared Services
Kristine C. Delos Reyes
Admin Manager, Shared Services
Jovany Ann J. Lee
Keeping the LKY Legacy Alive
This adage has come to a reality once again in the checkered history of the LKY Group across two generations. This is the story of Wilbert T. Lee, under whose vision and entrepreneurial spirit, the LKY metamorphosed from a single company into a conglomerate.
After acquiring his business administration degree at the University of Sto. Tomas in 1991, Wilbert trained in the family business and introduced innovations gleaned from school to make their erstwhile flagship store, Goodluck Trading Company, competitive in the changing times.