Over the last 40 years, one company in Brazil has emerged as the country’s foremost developer of world-class, luxury real estate. That company is JHSF Participacaoes. Founded in 1972 by Fabio Auriemo, JHSF Participacaoes quickly became one of the main developers of airport, luxury high-rise condominium, Class A office space and shopping centers the country. Today, that pedigree is continued, as the company continues building some of the most innovative projects in Brazil.
Currently, the firm is headed by Jose AuriemoNeto, the son of Fabio Auriemo. Having joined the firm in 1993, AuriemoNeto quickly rose through the ranks, working a series of managerial jobs and learning the business from the inside out. By 2001, he was ready to take over, in the position of CEO. After his dad retired, AuriemoNeto began leading the firm on to its current, towering levels of success. In the beginning, many were not completely certain that AuriemoNeto would be able to take on the role of his father and successfully lead the firm. But it wasn’t long before he reassured everyone that he wasn’t only as good as his father, he is much better.
Throughout the 2000s, AuriemoNeto led the firm on to produce some of its largest projects in history. These included the gigantic ParqueCidadeJardim, a sprawling complex located in the heart of downtown Sao Paulo. He also built an entire executive airport in the city of Sao Paulo, creating a conduit for the international jet-set to come in and out of Sao Paulo with extreme ease. This is one of the first airports of its kind and Brazil and has been a huge boost to local economy, bringing in some of the richest and most powerful people in the world.
It was also during the 2000s that JHSF Participacaoes undertook the construction of the General Motors Brazilian Proving Grounds, the largest automotive proving grounds in Latin America. This facility has generated a tremendous amount of local economic activity, bringing tens of thousands of jobs directly and indirectly to the area and elevating Brazil to a respected position among the world’s auto-producing countries. These are just a few of the incredible projects completed under AuriemoNeto’s command.