How the Chairman of JHSF, Jose Auriemo Neto Changed the Landscape of the Fashion Industry in Brazil

Jose Auriemo Neto is the Chairman of JHSF Participações SA, was recently added to the Business of Fashion’s list of top 500 influential entrepreneurs in the global fashion industry. He also owns and manages a real estate company that focuses on building and maintaining residential and commercial complexes throughout Brazil. Last week, Jose was honored will an extravagant dinner hosted by a renowned English publication.

He is known for building the famous Cidade Jardim shopping mall in Sao Paulo, the Metro Tucuruvi, the Bela Vista in Salvador and the Ponta Nega shopping complex in Manaus. He has changed the landscape of the fashion industry in the country over the last decade by introducing international fashion brands like Hermes, Brunello Cuccinelli, Jimmy Choo, etc. in his shopping complexes.

As the Chairman of JHSF, Auriemo Neto oversees the activities and opportunities in hotels, public, and office buildings. It was in 2009 when Jose handled the company’s first step into retail and smoothly managed to partner with international brands like Hermes, Pucci and Jimmy Choo and opened their stores in the huge Cidade Jardim mall in Sau Paulo. In 2012, he came to an agreement with the favorite brand of many, Valentino, and became the first person to inaugurate their stores in his shopping complexes.

In the year 2016 and 2017, the luxury brands took a hit due to the consistent decline in sales, but JHSF was back on track this year as they reported a profit in the first quarter of 2018. The reports show a 2.3% YoY growth and an amazing gross profit of 16.1% YoY.

Jose Auriemo Neto started his career as an employee of JHSF in 1993. He graduated from the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) University based in São Paulo. It was in 1997, Jose managed to create a parking lot management company, Parkbem, a subsidiary of JHSF. This step introduced JHSF to the service sector. The idea was an immediate success which motivated Jose to acquire rights for the development of the company’s first shopping complex. He played a crucial role in building and handling the legal and business aspects of the Santa Cruz shopping mall which was inaugurated in 1998.

Hussain Sajwani Becomes The Leading Luxury Real Estate Developer In Dubai

The luxury real estate markets of the world are now worth billions of dollars to different developers seeking to gain an advantage over their competitors in any way possible.

DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani has spent the last few years seeking different ways of building his client base and has developed a series of partnerships he feels will provide a strategic business model which allows various luxury brands to join forces with the DAMAC brand; amongst those who have formed partnerships with the Dubai-based real estate development company are Versace Home and the Trump Organization.

The arrival of Hussain Sajwani on the scene of the Dubai real estate markets came at a time when the government of the UAE had finally decided to open up the real estate sector to foreign nationals who were already flooding into the desert state as tourists.

DAMAC was formed in 2002 as a response to the changing rules on real estate ownership and the fledgling business took a gamble on a piece of land purchased in a part of Dubai then undeveloped; Hussain Sajwani shocked the real estate sector by selling every unit in his first luxury real estate development prior to ground being broken on site.

Over the course of his career as a real estate developer, the DAMAC owner has stated his belief in his own business model remains unwavering as he believes the main reason for his success over the last decade and a half has been aided by a unique funding system.

When Hussain Sajwani entered the luxury real estate markets he found himself in a business where it was common practice for developers to use funds from one project to complete another.

The 2008 global crash saw many of Sajwani’s rivals pushed out of business because of their funding issues which is not a problem the DAMAC owner has faced as he has created many partnerships including those with Versace Home to aid in the development of the AYKON London One building.

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The Profile of one of Baltimore’s Financial Leaders: Kevin Seawright

Kevin Seawright is a financial and operations leader with an outstanding background. Kevin Seawright obtained his MBA at Almeda University. He is also a University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business alumni, graduated in Executive Leadership. He began his career serving the City of Baltimore as a Managing Fiscal Officer, and continued his work with the City of Baltimore as the Finance Director for the Department of Housing and subsequently became the C.F.O. for the Department of Recreation and Parks. He also volunteers at the Suffolk Virginia Parks & Recreation Department as a Basketball Coach.

His impressive resume covers over a decade of experience and an accumulated depth of knowledge of finance and the management of personnel. Kevin has always loved public service and used his financial expertise to help communities on the East Coast for over a decade. He has worked as Payroll Director, Finance Director, Budget Manager, and Managing Fiscal Officer; to name a few. Eventually taking the role of Executive Director of Operations for Collington Episcopal Life Care Community. Read more at Markets Insider.

In 2011, Kevin decided to focus on the private sector as he took on the role of Vice President Operations for Tito Contractors; a construction company based in Washington D.C. Today, he works at Real Property Solutions LLC. where he oversees the operations of the company. He is the founder, C.O.O. and managing partner.

Real Property Solutions, LLC. is based in Baltimore, and their focus is on building and renovating properties with the long-term goal of bringing affordable housing to the Baltimore community.

Real Property Solutions works with first time buyers in specific areas of Baltimore. Over the course of the last few years, RPS has been key to increasing the rate of homeownership in the city. When Kevin isn’t working and improving the community, he loves spending time with his daughter.

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Kevin Seawright – Real Property Solutions Founder

Kevin Seawright as an American entrepreneur and the founder of Real Property Solutions LLC, a real estate focused firm in Baltimore. Seawright first got into the business after obtaining his Masters of Business Administration from Alameda University and his Executive Leadership degree from the University of Notre Dame. Holding multiple government positions early on in his career, he first started out as a Managing Fiscal Officer for Baltimore city. He then went on to fulfill various other positions for the city to include being the CFO for the Department of Recreation and Parks and working as the finance director for the Department of Housing. Read more on  about Kevin Seawright

As Seawright was looking for a change, he switched over from more government-focused positions to the private sector, where he had many different roles and focuses as well. Kevin Seawright has served as the CFO for the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation but also has served as the Vice President of Operations in Washington, DC for a company by the name of Tito Contractors. With all of this experience under his belt, Kevin thought it would be a great time to start his own company, Real Property Solutions. As managing partner, Seawright oversees all day to day operations and finances, of course with a highly motivated and intelligent team backing him.

Wanting to stay near his hometown, their corporate office is located in Baltimore where his company focuses on residential properties and renovating them for future purchase by home buyers in the community. One of their main goals is to sustain neighborhoods by making them stable and affordable for Baltimore residents. With RPS’ goal being to increase homeownership within the city of Baltimore, they are constantly working on improving the homebuying process and providing services to homebuyer’s that help them get into a home that fits them and their family needs with ease. Read more at Markets Insider for more info.

Though Kevin is constantly busy as a business owner and leader in Baltimore, he can still be found hanging with his family, volunteering or just doing normal recreational activities. Though being an entrepreneur is not always easy, Kevin Seawright makes it look like a breeze.

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