Jorge Pérez on the crazy Miami market, his frenemy Trump, and whether his sons will take over

Related Group head sits down with TRD in wide-ranging Q&A
By Katherine Kallergis | June 19, 2017 09:45AM

Jorge Perez (Photo courtesy of Related)

From the June issue: When the development firm lead by condo king Jorge Pérez hit the brakes on Auberge Residences Miami, a three-tower, luxury project planned for Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District, South Florida’s real estate community took notice. When the king lays off the gas, that doesn’t usually bode well for others.

So what’s next for the firm in a challenging economic and political time? Differentiation is key, says Pérez. If a division or market slows down, Related can always focus on another.

Pérez recently sat down with The Real Deal to provide his take on Related Group’s future, his complicated relationship with President Donald Trump, and more. [more]