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The Leadership Lectures: Tibor Hollo

The Leadership Lectures feature world-class, accomplished and influential leaders with expertise ranging from business and philanthropy to public service and academic research. Through the Lectures we hope to allow our community to have access to the expertise, advice and best practices of some the world’s foremost leadership minds and so the lectures are free and open to the public.


  • About the lecture

    Chairman and President of Florida East Coast Realty, Mr. Tibor Hollo was born in France and grew up in Hungary during the Holocaust. Having come from humble beginnings and arriving in the United States with only $18 in his pocket, he has become an icon in South Florida and one of the most influential real estate developers in the country. Mr. Hollo has been a ground-breaking catalyst for the transformation of the urban core of Miami, as well as developing throughout New York and Las Vegas.

    Mr. Hollo is deemed as a pioneer and one of Miami’s true visionaries, having built more than 60 million square feet of real estate in 60 years. Mr. Hollo’s projects in the Miami area include a significant number of major high-rise residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings. These projects span from building the first high-rise office building in the Brickell area to his grandest project to date - Panorama Tower, the tallest residential building south of Manhattan.

    He has earned numerous awards and accolades over his esteemed lifetime and is a legendary figure in the history of South Florida.

  • Date

    Thursday, November 30, 2017


  • Tibor Hollo

    Tibor Hollo is highly-regarded by his peers as a pioneer and one of Miami’s true visionaries. Over 60 years ago, he forged a path for the future by constructing the very first high-rise building on Brickell Avenue. The concept of living, working, and playing in the urban core long has been his dream, brought to life through his many developments, especially in the Omni/Venetia area and the Brickell corridor. His vision now is truly taking shape on a large scale, as evidenced by the growth and excitement permeating the areas in and surrounding our beautiful Downtown.

    Mr. Hollo’s projects in the Miami area include a significant number of major high-rise residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings. Mr. Hollo’s grandest projects to date will be the new One Bayfront Plaza and the Panorama Tower. These global landmarks will be two of Miami’s signature projects and the tallest and most distinguished buildings in the skyline rising above Biscayne Bay and with panoramic views truly beyond compare.

    Mr. Hollo is an active participant in over 40 civic, fraternal, and religious organizations. Mr. Hollo has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years for his lifetime of achievements and distinctions. Most recently he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.

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The Leadership Lectures are presented with the generous support of Amerant Bank.

Mercantil Commercebank

We would also like to thank our university partner, FIU Honors College for their support.

FIU Honors College