From Holocaust to high rises, developer Tibor Hollo to share his path to success
Tibor Hollo, the developer who helped transform Miami’s downtown skyline, will present his talk “60 Years, 60 Million Square Feet” as part of The Leadership Lectures series presented by the Center for Leadership, Florida International University (FIU) and in partnership with Mercantil Bank. His lecture will be on Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 2pm-3pm, at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique campus.
Hollo, Chairman and President of Florida East Coast Realty, arrived in the U.S. more than 60 years ago and settled in Miami, whose skyline and development was vastly different than it is today.
“Since then, I have witnessed amazing changes firsthand and worked tirelessly to contribute to the extraordinary growth of this beautiful, flourishing city,” Hollo said. “I look forward to sharing my passion for the real estate industry and some insights into my personal and professional journey, as well as some words of wisdom for any aspiring entrepreneurs.”
Born in France, raised in Hungary, and held by the Nazis during the Holocaust, Hollo arrived in the U.S. with $18 in his pocket. He became an icon in South Florida and one of the most influential real estate developers in the country. He also is known as a catalyst for the transformation of Miami’s urban core, as he has been for that of New York and Las Vegas. In all, he’s built more than 60 million square feet of real estate in 60 years.
The Leadership Lectures feature world-class, accomplished and influential leaders with expertise ranging from business and philanthropy to public service and academic research. The Lectures provide the Miami community access to the expertise, advice and best practices of some the world’s foremost leadership minds, and are at no cost and open to the general public.
The Leadership Lectures are free and open to the public, thanks to generous support from Mercantil Bank, but advanced registration is required. For more information or to RSVP online, click the following link.