SHVO is a real estate development and investment firm built on the vision of founder and CEO, Michael Shvo, to create culture-defining experiences in iconic properties.
Headquartered in New York City with offices in Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago, SHVO owns and operates a national portfolio with more than $8 billion in assets under management with more than 4.5 million square feet across industry sectors, including commercial office and retail, hospitality, and luxury residential assets.
The firm’s selective portfolio of architecturally significant properties, from innovative ground up new developments to revitalized landmarks that define skylines in the world’s leading cities, includes the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, The Raleigh Miami Beach, 333 South Wabash Avenue also known as, “The Big Red,” in Chicago, Mandarin Oriental Residences at 9200 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, Mandarin Oriental Residences, Fifth Avenue in New York City and the AMAN New York, hotel and residences at the Crown building.
With a proven track record of acquiring, developing, and managing super-prime assets, SHVO stands for iconic properties in cherished locations, distinctive design aesthetics, and unmatched quality. By emphasizing the unique experience and individual nature of each property, SHVO’s record of increasing demand while achieving exceptional premiums has secured investments from the world’s most selective institutional investors.
Renowned and trusted for its expertise, SHVO is fully integrated with highly diversified industry experience in every aspect of acquisitions, finance, development, design, sales, leasing, property management, hospitality, and sustainability.
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Michael ShvoCHAIRMAN & CEO
Michael Shvo is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of SHVO, a leading real estate owner, investor, and developer of unique and innovative luxury and landmark properties. SHVO currently oversees a portfolio of more than $8 billion, including residential, hospitality, and commercial space. Michael draws from his diverse background in real estate – from brokerage to marketing and sales to development – to guide his firm in creating and reimagining one-of-a-kind properties at some of the most important and sought-after locations in the world. In the world of luxury real estate, Michael Shvo represents a rare combination of business acumen and aesthetic sensibility.
Michael leads the firm’s investment and transaction strategy, capital markets, site selection, design and conceptualization. He anchors a team of some of the world’s most respected investors including pensions funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, and other leading institutional investors, who share SHVO’s vision of creating extreme value by elevating how people live and work.
Michael founded SHVO in 2004 and built a reputation for groundbreaking residential lifestyle concepts inspired by, and frequently in partnership with some of the world’s leading luxury brands. That included collaborations with world-renowned architects, designers, and fashion brands, including Lord Norman Foster, Peter Marino, Renzo Piano, Herzog & de Meuron, Rafael Vinoly, Jean-Michel Gathy & Philippe Starck.
Michael pioneered the marriage of fashion and real estate with Armani Casa at 20 Pine Street, a concept that continues to be emulated throughout the world.
Michael also has great passion for art and is known for creatively marrying the art and real estate worlds. In 2013, SHVO created the renowned public art installation “Sheep Station” in Manhattan, which transformed an empty former gas station in Chelsea into a whimsical scene of grassy hills and epoxy stone and bronze sheep sculptures by François-Xavier Lalanne. In late 2019, SHVO opened Les Lalanne at The Raleigh Hotel Gardens in Miami Beach.