Hyde Resort & Residences in Hollywood Beach, South Florida’s most anticipated beach resort, has been brought to life by a collaboration among regional and international leaders in chic real estate destinations. Visionary co-developers Jorge Pérez, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group and Edgardo Defortuna, President and CEO of Fortune International Group are joined by lifestyle impresario Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and CEO of sbe and Brazilian designer Debora Aguiar, Principal of Debora Aguiar Architects.
Jorge M. Pérez is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Related Group, the nation’s leading developer of multi-family residences. In August 2005, TIME Magazine named Mr. Pérez one of the top 25 most influential Hispanic people in the United States. Under his direction, The Related Group and its affiliates have redefined the South Florida landscape. Since its inception more than a quarter of a century ago, the firm has developed and/or managed more than 80,000 apartments and condominium residences.
Under his direction, The Related Group and its affiliates have redefined the South Florida landscape. Since its inception more than a quarter of a century ago, the firm has developed and/or managed more than 80,000 apartments and condominium residences. The Related Group is one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States. In 2006, the company reported sales of more than $1.4 billion. Its premier portfolio of properties in South Florida includes One Ocean and Marea South of Fifth in South Beach and SLS Hotel & Residences and Brickell Heights in Brickell.
Mr. Pérez serves on the Board of Directors of the Miami Art Museum, and is spearheading the capital campaign for its new location in Miami’s Museum Park. He chairs the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council and is a member of the University of Miami’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Pérez has received numerous awards for his professional and philanthropic achievements,including Builder of the Year, from Multifamily Executive; Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year; and the “Sand In My Shoes” award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. The Developers and Builders Alliance honored him with its most exalted award, the 2006 Community Advancement Award. In Cannes, France, Mr. Pérez received the “Icon in Real Estate Award of Excellence” at MIPIM. Most recently, he was the recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s “Southeast Florida Lifetime Achievement Award” and the National Building Museum’s “Annual Honor Award” for his contribution to architecture and design.
Founded by Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune International Group has raised the bar in high-end real estate throughout South Florida since 1983. The company’s activities include brokerage, property management, financing, new development sales and proprietary developments. Throughout the years, Fortune International Group has been successful and effective in offering personalized and pristine service that has made it one of South Florida’s largest independently owned real estate companies. Fortune International Group is at the forefront of Miami’s exciting real estate story, bringing dynamic, innovative and luxurious buildings that offer immensely desirable lifestyles to buyers from around the world.
With a focus on waterfront properties, the development portfolio includes Jade Residences at Brickell Bay, Artech,1200 Brickell, Le Meridian Sunny Isles Beach, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Jade Signature and most recently Hyde Resort & Residences in Hollywood. Fortune International Group is also the exclusive sales firm for some of the most prominent projects in South Florida today, such as Midtown Miami, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, NINE at Mary Brickell Village, Marea, and Paraiso Bay, among numerous others. Fortune International Group has 12 offices around the world, with nearly 1,000 associates. Its international broker network reaches legions of prospective buyers from South Florida to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to Sao Paolo, Manhattan to Paris.
With an uncompromising entrepreneurial instinct and personal style, sbe Founder, Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian has been a transformative force in revolutionizing contemporary hospitality. In only a decade, Nazarian has defined “the scene” in Los Angeles and beyond, driving sbe to become the creative wellspring for some of the world’s most sought-after luxury lifestyle brands in North America, including SLS Hotels, Katsuya by Starck, The Bazaar by José Andrés and Hyde Lounge. Nazarian’s career began in the tech industry with a wireless company he co-founded and later sold after leading its rapid growth and record sales. In 2001, Nazarian began to hone his expertise in development and hospitality by successfully diversifying his family’s assets into real estate holdings across virtually all sectors of the market. It was during this phase of his career that Nazarian began to see a demand for a different approach to hospitality—one that would fundamentally change the industry moving forward.
From the launch of sbe’s first nightclub in 2003, Nazarian has evolved the privately-held sbe into the definitive name in luxury with a collection that includes some of the most exclusive and high-profile hospitality and lifestyle destinations in the world. To create sbe’s award-winning portfolio, Nazarian has aligned with internationally acclaimed design and culinary talents such as Philippe Starck and Matthew Rolston and chefs José Andrés and Katsuya Uechi. The youngest executive to be named one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Southern California” by West, the Los Angeles Times’ magazine, Nazarian was also named among “The Influentials” in Los Angeles Magazine, honored with the Mondavi Wine & Food award, and named the “ Hotelier of the Year” for two consecutive years by HotelChatter.com. He is an active member of the Southern California Institute of Architecture’s Board of Directors and a generous supporter of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation. In July 2009, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Nazarian to the Board of Airport Commissioners of Los Angeles World Airports.
Founded by Debora Aguiar in 1990 with headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil, Debora Aguiar Architects is one of the most important architectural and interior design offices in the country today. Its team of over 100 professionals, including architects, interior designers, and consultants works across several areas of the industry for domestic and international clients. Debora Aguiar Architects’ clients include over 200 of the leading construction companies in Brazil. The firm values its long-term relationships with clients and the office is constantly pursuing challenging opportunities to transform creative and innovative ideas into well-executed projects, bringing beauty and sophistication together with comfort, security, dynamism and assertiveness.
Projects are developed with total responsibility and availability in regard to client services and management, whereas production is structured by a planning strategy based on clients’ needs and working methodologies with strict observation to turnaround timings, budget limits and deadlines. Also a calculated financial control is mandatory to guarantee the best cost-benefit of the final product, as well as the state-of-the-art quality of the services offered. Firm Principal Debora Aguiar earned a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Sciences from FAU Mackenzie University in Spain in 1989. In addition to leading Debora Aguiar Architects as an architect and interior designer for 24 years, Debora also has experience as a product designer. Working from initial concept through development, she has designed her own collections of furniture, including tables, consoles, benches, and stools, as well as lighting fixtures. Her product design clients include some of the most renowned companies in the interior design industry in Brazil and around the world.