Jorge M. Pérez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Related Group, has led South
Florida’s complex urban evolution for over 40 years. His commitment to “building better cities,”
and natural ability to identify emerging market trends makes his one of the most trusted and
influential names in real estate. Armed with an industry leading team, unmatched land
holdings, innovative financing techniques and a pipeline of more than 100,000 units, 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.
A lover of art and an avid collector, Pérez infuses each development with museum-quality
works of art, including pieces from master artists such as Frank Stella, Fernando Botero, Jaume
Plensa, Julio Le Parc and Fabian Burgos. The carefully curated collections are proudly displayed
throughout all Related developments, complementing each building’s unique character and
often serving as prominent community landmarks.
Driven by a lifelong commitment to better his community, Mr. Pérez has grown to become one
of the country’s most prolific philanthropists and recently established two foundations
dedicated to the advancement of an equitable, thriving South Florida. The first, the Related
Philanthropic Foundation, serves as the charitable arm of the Related Group, while the second,
named The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation, functions as the Pérez family’s personal
philanthropic fund. While each has its own respective focus, both foundations are dedicated to
empowering and supporting organizations driving positive impact in the areas of economic
development, education, health and well-being, the environment, and arts and culture. The
latest round of contributions includes a $1 million-donation to Florida International University’s
(FIU) Metropolitan Center and a $1 million-gift benefitting twenty South Florida-based non-
profits, including ArtCenter South Florida, GableStage, Miami New Drama, Adrienne Arsht
Center, Arts for Learning Miami and Together for Children.
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