Jorge M. Pérez is the founder and Chairman of The Related Group, the nation’s leading developer of multi-family residences. TIME Magazine named Mr. Pérez one of top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States. Under his direction, The Related Group and its affiliates have redefined the South Florida landscape. Since its inception, more than 30 years 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 2011, the company reported sales of $1.4 billion; its portfolio represents assets of more than $15 billion. Pérez serves on the Board of Directors of Miami Art Museum, and is spearheading the capital campaign for its new Museum Park location in Miami’s Bicentennial Park. He chairs the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council and is a member of the University of Miami’s Board of Trustees.

Jorge M. 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; Sand In My Shoes Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Developers and Builders Alliance honored Mr. Pérez in 2005 with its most exalted award, the 2006 Community Advancement Award. In Cannes, France, he received The Icon in Real Estate Award of Excellence at MIPIM. Most recently, he was the recipient of The Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida Lifetime Achievement Award and The National Building Museum’s Annual Honor Award for his contribution to architecture and design. Because of his long term involvement and $40 Million contribution, the new Herzog and De Meuron Art Museum will be named The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).