Michael Shvo is committed to continuing to innovate and redefine real estate development worldwide

Michael Shvo is the founder, Chairman and CEO of SHVO, a New York City based real estate firm focused on the development of unique and innovative luxury properties. As a developer, Mr. Shvo uses his diverse background in real estate, from brokerage to marketing and sales, to lead his firm in creating one-of-a-kind projects at some of the most sought-after addresses in the world.

Mr. Shvo started his career as a real estate broker 20 years ago in New York City and quickly rose to prominence as one of America’s top producers. He founded SHVO in 2004, where he earned a reputation for groundbreaking residential lifestyle concepts and an innovative sales and marketing process inspired by some of the world’s leading luxury brands. During this time, Mr. Shvo collaborated with world-renowned architects, designers, and fashion brands including Herzog & de Meuron, Philippe Starck, Denniston, Gwathmey Siegal, and Piero Lissoni. These concepts continue to be emulated throughout the world.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Shvo has transformed residential real estate development with his unparalleled commitment to creating extreme value through aspirational experiences. These experiences are created with thoughtful coalescence of design, lifestyle, and innovation, paired with impeccable finishes unique to each project and its intended purchaser. This vision was first realized at 20 Pine Street in New York City, where Mr. Shvo engaged fashion house Armani Casa to design the interiors — a first in the industry, giving consumers an exclusive connection between a fashion brand and a residential real estate property.

Today, Mr. Shvo leads his development firm’s vast portfolio of more than $4 billion with a hand in investment strategy, site selection, design, conceptualization, and developing projects at the forefront of urban architecture. Not resting on past successes and with the vision and fearlessness to always challenge the status quo, Mr. Shvo is committed to continuing to innovate and redefine real estate development worldwide.

Executive Team

SHVO is composed of an impressive team with international reach and expertise in development, architecture, construction, financing, integrated marketing, and global sales. This team of skilled professionals specializes in all facets of development: from identifying and acquiring assets, financing and transaction structuring, market research and analysis, to architecture and design, construction management, and marketing and sales, to ensure an unwavering commitment to a full in-house development experience.

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Ken Miller

Managing Director of Development

Mr. Miller plays an integral role at SHVO and is responsible for all phases of development including site selection, deal procurement, public and private joint venturing, underwriting, debt and equity financing, zoning and entitlements, design, construction management, and marketing & sales. Mr. Miller, a seasoned real estate executive, brings 25 years of experience in managing and completing residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings, with renowned companies such as Archstone, Edison Properties, Moinian Group, and Gotham Construction, within the New York City and Washington, D.C., metropolitan markets. Mr. Miller’s management of the entire team and collaboration across acquisition, construction, and finance teams makes it possible to execute unique and dynamic projects.

Mr. Miller earned an MBA from Fordham University and both his Bachelor and Master’s of Architecture from Tulane University.

Eli Harris

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Over the course of his 20-year career, Mr. Harris has developed a diverse background in construction, real estate, wholesale, and public accounting. Mr. Harris brings a demonstrated ability to impact financial management and cost structures, as well as streamlining and maximizing all aspects of business operations. Mr. Harris manages all debt and equity related activities, negotiates loans, oversees cashflows, as well as creates and maintains budgets. Mr. Harris is also responsible for the financial management of the company including financial reporting, investor relations, tax returns, insurance, and IT.

Mr. Harris earned a Master’s Degree from New York University.

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Louis Curcio

Director of Construction

With over 20 years of experience in construction and development, Mr. Curcio has amassed a unique understanding of the development, zoning, logistics, and cost analysis in the New York City construction environment. Mr. Curcio’s relationship and reputation within the industry, coupled with his skills in management, have led him to work with some of New York’s top developers, as well as luxury fashion brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo. Mr. Curcio is intimately involved in the oversight of all the project management teams and construction phases from pre-construction, budgeting, forecasting, architectural reviews and execution, to close out and occupancy.

Mr. Curcio earned a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.

George Murillo

Director of Design

Mr. Murillo has worked at distinguished and prominent design firms over the course of his 25 years of professional architectural design, construction, and management experience. His diverse background includes working at international firms AECOM and CBRE, as well as leading architecture firms Architectonia and Kohn Pedersen Fox. Over his career, Mr. Murillo worked on multiple project types and scales including high-rise residential, mixed-use, retail, commercial office, healthcare, science-research, education, and hospitality in both the New York and Miami metropolitan markets. Keeping quality design as a priority, Mr. Murillo promotes business development, managing, mentoring, and directing both internal and external design teams, including architects, engineers, and consultants.

Mr. Murillo earned his Master’s Degree from Columbia University.

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Howard Wolfson

Director of Development

An 18-year real estate construction veteran, Mr. Wolfson’s skills include owner representation, project scheduling, budgeting, and value engineering. Mr. Wolfson has managed and overseen multiple large-scale hotel, residential, and office projects in the New York metropolitan area, as well as other East Coast assets. In addition to his experience at Skanska and Turner Construction, Mr. Wolfson’s previous projects include overseeing agreements with designers, contractors, consultants on behalf of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) on the $15+ billion World Trade Center Redevelopment of 1WTC, 4WTC, the 9-11 Memorial, the Transit HUB & VSC.

Mr. Wolfson earned a Master's Degree from New York University.

Brian Gorman

Director of Marketing

Since 2006, Mr. Gorman has been part of SHVO’s executive team and has played a critical role in its expansion over the past decade. As a creative marketer, Mr. Gorman oversees the company's wide range of marketing efforts including project programing, branding, high impact brand collaborations, and corporate strategy. Mr. Gorman's diverse background includes hospitality, architecture, and branding, working with premier property owners and developers including Vornado Realty Trust, RXR, and Filament Hospitality.

Mr. Gorman earned his degree from the University of New Hampshire.

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Seren Shvo

Director of Communications

With more than 20 years of professional experience within the entertainment industry, Mrs. Shvo integrates both her front-of and behind camera work on commercials, radio, film, and publishing to select the best teams and proper media outlets and timeline efficiencies for SHVO's diverse project portfolio. In her native Turkey, Mrs. Shvo worked for PR guru Betul Mardin, where she managed major accounts such as Citibank, as well as Fortune 500 companies HSBC and Honda. Since 2013, Mrs. Shvo has overseen all aspects of the company’s corporate communications, corporate and project media relations, and is proactive in implementing general brand-positioning strategies via communication platforms.

Mrs. Shvo earned her degree from Istanbul Technical University.