The Related Group


Established in 1979, The Related Group is Florida's leading developer of sophisticated metropolitan living and one of the country's largest real estate conglomerates. Since its inception, the privately held company has built, rehabilitated and managed over 100,000 condominium, rental and commercial units. The firm is one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States with a development portfolio in excess of $40 billion in 40 years.

The Related Group has earned international status for its visionary designs and development of luxury condominiums, market-rate rentals, mixed-use centers and affordable properties – often in emerging neighborhoods that impact the lives of all demographics. The Related Group has redefined real estate by diversifying both its products and buyers, expanding internationally while also sponsoring public art installations that enhance cities’ global culture and streetscapes. TIME Magazine named Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group, Jorge Pérez, one of the top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States. Currently, The Related Group has over 70 projects in varying phases of development.


Sam Nazarian

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, including SLS Hotels, Katsuya by Starck, The Bazaar by José Andrés, and Hyde Lounge. Since launching sbe’s first nightclub in 2003, Nazarian has evolved the privately-held sbe into the definitive name in luxury property with a collection that includes some of the most exclusive and high-profile hospitality and lifestyle destinations in the world. To create sbe’s awardwinning 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 “Hotelier of the Year” for two consecutive years by He is a member of the Southern California Institute of Architecture’s Board of Directors.

Debora Aguiar Architects


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.

Firm Principal Debora Aguiar earned a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Sciences from FAU Mackenzie University in Spain in 1989. In addition to creating and 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.