The Real Deal Miami

Jon Paul Perez thrives in family business

Son of Related Group CEO oversees three South Florida projects as vice president
May 05, 2014 01:30PM

Jon Paul Perez (via Ocean Drive)

Jon Paul Perez (via Ocean Drive)

The son of the Related Group founder, chairman and CEO Jorge Perez is working his way up the company ladder.

Related vice president Jon Paul Perez frequently travels to India to check on the company’s developments there. The University of Miami graduate also oversees three of the firm’s South Florida projects: The Manor in Plantation, a 365-unit Pembroke Pines development and an unnamed luxury Edgewater high-rise.

Perez spent five years working for the Related Cos. in New York before returning to Miami, according to Ocean Drive. He was involved in financial modeling, construction management and project design.

“There was no special treatment,” Perez told Ocean Drive. “It was a place where I really had to dive in and learn, and work investment banking hours to prove myself in order to eventually come back and join the family business.” [Ocean Drive]Eric Kalis