Harvey Hernandez, founder of Newgard Development Group, currently serves as the firm’s chairman & managing director.
Fueled by an in-born creativity and armed with an entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Hernandez first began his involvement with real estate development during the 1990’s as a hands-on investor in the rapidly expanding Miami market. From his committed and direct personal involvement, he was able to create a dynamic formula for building, marketing and delivering condominium projects that ensured both high quality finishes and timely completion.
Prior to launching Newgard, Mr. Hernandez founded H&H Development Co. in 2001 – a $260 million multifamily development firm that specialized in high-rise residences with a luxury edge. In a short two-year time period, the company amassed an impressive portfolio of 2.4 million square feet of active development.
On the foundation of this success, Mr. Hernandez formed Newgard with a vision to revitalize the high-end residential market in South Florida by developing forward-thinking, innovative luxury projects that delivered the best in location, cutting-edge amenities, finishes, design and lifestyle.
Newgard’s latest achievements under this visionary approach include the 374-unit BrickellHouse luxury condominium, which kick-started Miami’s current real estate cycle when it launched in the upscale Brickell Financial District in late 2011; and most recently the 352-unit Centro condominium, which will rise in the heart of Downtown Miami and has garnered widespread interest for urbanistic elements, such as its loft-style units, pedestrian-friendly location, partnership with the Car2Go vehicle-sharing program, and contemporary designs by celebrity designer and social entrepreneur Yves Béhar.
Other projects developed by Newgard include Solaris at Brickell, Gallery Art in the Miami Arts District, and City Palms in Downtown West Palm Beach among others.
Mr. Hernandez has earned several honors from his peers, including being named 2013’s “Developer of the Year” by both the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Latin Builders Association.
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