Vancouver, Canada was ahead of the curve at having fostered Asian investment into North America since the 1980's and Andrea Eng had a leading role in facilitating that.
>> Full article 1985 May 12, NEW YORK TIMES
Andrea Eng was the first woman to broker commercial real estate to Asians in North America. Although paltry in value by today's standards, she set the benchmark for Asian women in western corporate environment and has since moved on to become global deal maker associated with Asia's richest billionaire, Li Ka-Shing.
In Canada's stalwart company established since 1898, they did not make it easy
but she persisted.
-- Paul Yee, Salt Water City : Story of Vancouver's Chinese Community