COMPANY: Related Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: Pérez’s company has a tagline of “redefining cities and skylines,” and it lives up to that reputation. Since its inception, Related Group has built more than 55,000 apartments and condos, and currently leads South Florida as the top multi-family developer. Related Group reigns as the U.S.’s largest Hispanic-owned business, a fact that landed Pérez on Time’s list of the top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States. He may have made a name for himself with the development of properties like the new ICON Brickell, but he got his start in the affordable housing market, selling properties in Little Havana and Homestead. He is also a noted art collector and a big proponent of art in public places, which is evident at his many Miami properties. He’s on the board for the National Endowment for the Arts and is very active with many local arts organizations as well.