CHAIRMAN & CEO
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.
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.