Pérez started out in the 1970’s, making a name for himself by developing public housing projects throughout underserved neighborhoods such as Miami’s Little Havana and Homestead. His attention to detail and commitment to creating quality living environments distinguished him within the marketplace and laid the groundwork for future Related projects. More than three decades later, his continued passion for vibrant urban communities has made him a trendsetter, often the first developer to enter emerging or undiscovered neighborhoods.
Over the years, Pérez and The Related Group have partnered with world-class names in architecture and interior design. Collaborations with creative luminaries like Bernardo Fort Brescia, David Rockwell, Philippe Starck, Yabu Pushelberg, Piero Lissoni, Karim Rashid and many others have produced neighborhood-defining projects, and established Related’s developments as integral components of Miami’s evolving cityscape.
A lover of art and an avid collector, Pérez infuses each development with carefully selected pieces from master artists. Works by Fernando Botero, Jaume Plensa, Julio LeParc and Fabian Burgos are proudly displayed at Related developments, complementing each building’s unique character and often serving as public fixtures of the community landscape.