High-end Brazilian real estate developer, JHSF Participações S.A., focuses on residential and commercial real estate developments. In particular, it specializes in shopping centers, airports, restaurants, and hotels. It has a huge presence in Sao Paulo, Salvador, Manaus, Punta del Este of Uruguay, and Miami and New York of the USA. JHSF was founded in 1972 and has since earned the respect of the entire international real estate industry. At the current time it has been valued at around $1.20 billion.
When it first started operations in Sao Paulo, JHSF Participacoes was simply called JHS. While there were several founding partners, the two managing partners were the brothers Fábio and José Roberto Auriemo. In 1990 the company split, with each of the brothers taking leadership of half. Jose Roberto became the head of JHSI and Fabio Auriemo became the head of JHSF. In 2001, Fabio led JHSF to include shopping center development to its operations. In 2003, Fabio’s son, Jose Ariemo Neto, took over the leadership of JHSF.
Neto had been working for the JHSF team since 1993. He joined the company not long after graduating from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado University. In 1997, he began making waves in company leadership by founding the company’s services department in 1997. He continued to prove his leadership materials in the ensuing years. After assuming leadership in 2003, Neto led the company to concentrate on high-end projects. In addition, in 2007 he led JHSF to acquire a very lucrative majority stake in the Fasano Group hotels. And in 2014, he also helped JHSF take control of their restaurants. During this very successful year, it also started the Catarina Fashion Outlet, the first high-end outlet in Brazil. This year also saw some key changes in the leadership organization, with Edurado Camara transferring from vice president to CEO and Neto transferring from CEO to Chairman of the Board.