JHSF Participações S.A. is the top on the list of the largest real estate firms in Brazil. The company mostly develops high-end commercial projects, although it also leads when it comes to the development of luxury residential homes. It has been the company behind the development and management of the majority of the most prestigious shopping centers and luxury hotels in Brazil. The company was also contracted by the Brazilian government to develop one of the country’s international airport. JHSF is publicly-traded where its shares can be found at BM & FBovespa’s Novo Mercado.
JHSF opened its doors in Sao Paulo in 1972, and the city has since served as the company’s headquarters. As it continued to grow, JHSF opened offices in other strategic cities in the country, including Salvador and Manaus. With a strong local base, the company set out to conquer real estate industries in countries neighboring Brazil. They have so far opened international offices in U.S. cities of New York and Miami as well as in Uruguay. The total employee population in JHSF exceeds 5000 people, with the hiring trend showing that the figure is not coming down anytime soon. The company’s value was over $1 billion in assets as at October 2015. As a result of this impressive growth, Bovesta listed JHSF among the leading companies in Corporate Governance a decade ago.
One of the chief contributors to the tremendous growth and widespread acceptance for JHSF is its consistency in delivering on quality. Secondly, the company has for a long time been praised for its hawk-eyed business approach that enables it to identify investment opportunities not seen by its competitors. Thirdly and most importantly, JHSF has put a lot of emphasis on sustainability and innovativeness in all of its project.
Jose Auriemo Neto
JHSF’s CEO and chairman is José Auriemo Neto. He has worked with the company for 24 years now, and he has served in executive positions for 20 years. In his capacity, he was the man behind the development of Shopping Santa Cruz and Ponta Negra Shopping Center, Manaus.
Jose Auriemo studied at the most prestigious universities in Sao Paulo, Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) University. He is the son to Fabio Auriemo, the founding president of JHSF.