He started his career by establishing Daja Cipta Consulting Bureau which then became PT Perentjana Djaja in 1962. Later, he also established PT Pembangunan Jaya (PJ) in 1961 and PT Metropolitan Development (MD) in 1971. He held position as President Director of PJ from 1970 until 1988. Appointed as Commissioner of PT Ciputra Development Tbk from 1984 to 1990, and as President Director from 1990 to 2002. He has held the position of President Commissioner of PT Ciputra Development Tbk since 2002 and the President Commissioner of PT Ciputra Surya Tbk since 1990 to 2015. Now, he has been appointed as Chairman Emeritus of Company for lifetime as an appreciation for his services during his tenure as President Commissioner.
Has been actively involved in, among others, the establishment of the Indonesian Architectural Engineers Association. He founded and was the first President of The Indonesian Real Estate Association. He jointly established and served as the President of Asia Pacific Real Estate Foundations (APREF). He also served as the President of the International Federation of Real Estate Association (FIABCI) from 1989 to 1990. In addition, he established, and is currently serving as the Chairman of, Jaya Raya Foundation, as well as holding the position of Chairman of Prasetiya Mulya Foundation, Chairman of the Association of Foundations for the Nation (AYUB) since 1999, and Chairman of the Steering Committee of Tarumanagara Foundation since 2001.
He has earned several awards such as Lifetime Achievement Luminary Award from Channel NewsAsia Singapore, Golden Lifetime Achievement as property figure from Property & Bank Award, Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame Award from Asia Pacific Golf Group and Begawan Properti Indonesia from HousingEstate magazine.