Over the course of the last 50 years, Brazil has grown from a sleepy third-world country into one of the most dynamic and thriving places in all of Latin America. Over this time, the rapid development of the country has been largely attributable to the companies that have allowed for the creation of one of the most dynamic economies in the Southern hemisphere. Today, Brazil has some of the most sought-after developments anywhere on the globe, making it a trendy destination for the global jet-setting elite.
One of the most important companies in the transformation of Brazil has been JHSF. After taking over as CEO at the company in 2001, Jose Auriemo Neto, the company’s chief executive officer, has been able to continue to grow the company at a phenomenal rate. After overseeing JHSF Participacaoes’ IPO in 2007, Auriemo Neto has been able to drive the stock price to well above $1 billion, make it one of the most valuable real estate development firms in all of Latin America.
Under his leadership, the company has undertaken some of the most ambitious projects that the country has ever seen. These have included such projects as the Parque Cidade Jardim and the General Motors Brazilian Proving Grounds. The latter project represents one of the largest automotive testing facilities in all of Latin America. It has created over 100,000 new jobs for the citizens of Sao Paulo state and has acted as a significant source of economic development and activity.
The Parque Cidade Jardim project is one of the largest luxury developments in the history of the country. With nine high-rise condominium towers, four Class A office space towers and one of the largest luxury shopping centers in the country, featuring more than 180-stores and Luis Vuitton, Reebok Academy and a Cinemark mega-theater, project has proven to be an enormous success, with all units selling out before construction was even completed.
These are just a few examples of the ways in which Auriemo Neto has led JHSF Participacaoes on to become one of the most significant luxury real estate developers in the country of Brazil. Under his leadership, the company’s future looks bright.