CHAIRMAN & CEO
Michael Shvo is committed to continuing to innovate and redefine real estate worldwide
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 $7 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.
Michael leads the firm’s investment and transaction strategy, site selection, design, conceptualization, and service delivery. He anchors a team of some of the world’s most respected 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 Herzog & de Meuron, Peter Marino, Renzo Piano, Philippe Starck, Denniston, Gwathmey Siegel, and Piero Lissoni. 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.
Before founding SHVO, Michael was one of the most successful real estate brokers in New York City. He launched the “group” model within major brokerages, which has become a new norm and given rise to some of today’s most notable brokers in New York and other leading markets.
Michael lives in New York City with his wife Seren (who is Executive Director of Communications for SHVO) and their daughter.