Jorge M. Pérez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Related Group, has been at the forefront of South Florida’s complex urban evolution for over 40 years. A commitment to ‘building better cities,’ and a natural ability to identify emerging trends has made him one of the most trusted and influential names in real estate. Armed with a dynamic selection of land parcels, new financing techniques, the collective strength of Related’s management team and a pipeline of more than 80,000 residential units, Mr. Pérez is set to answer the demands and desires of a new generation.
Starting out in the 1970’s, Pérez first made a name for himself in the public housing market of low-income Miami neighborhoods, including Little Havana and Homestead. His attention to detail and commitment to creating top-tier living environments distinguished him within the marketplace and laid the groundwork for future Related projects. Nearly four decades later, his unique passion for creating vibrant urban communities makes him a trendsetter, often the first developer to enter emerging or undiscovered neighborhoods.
Over the years, Pérez and The Related Group have partnered with world-class names in architecture and interior design. Collaborations with creative luminaries like Bernardo Fort Brescia, David Rockwell, Philippe Starck, Yabu Pushelberg, Piero Lissoni, Karim Rashid, Rem Koolhaas, among others, have produced neighborhood-defining projects and established Related’s numerous developments as integral components of Miami’s evolving cityscape.
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