Founded in 1976, the Heafey Group is a privately-owned real estate investment firm with a portfolio of assets valued in excess of 1 billion dollars. At the head of the Heafey Group is attorney and businessman Mr. Pierre Heafey, who has built up through acquisitions and development projects, an impressive portfolio valued in excess of 1 billion dollars since 1976 (groupeheafey.com). The Heafey Group’s commercial activities are diversified, specifically within the food & beverage and hospitality sectors, while the main activities of the Heafey Group remain commercial, industrial, residential real estate investment, development and management.
The Heafey Group has developed luxury properties in North America to boast of, including the Viu, a 19-storey luxury waterfront complex, Le We, a modern condo complex in downtown Gatineau, and is the proud owner of several luxury properties in South Florida including, the Hilton Bentley on South Beach, a beautiful ocean-front condo-hotel on Miami’s world famous SoFi. The Heafey Group also owns several other Hilton branded hotels in North America, including the Doubletree Grand in downtown Miami and the Doubeltree by Hilton, Gatineau – Ottawa, Canada. Despite the level of diversification, the Heafey Group is well-versed in luxury real estate with many luxury hotels, partnerships with banners such as Hilton, and a high level of experience in the food and beverage sector.
The Heafey Group employs over 1,500 employees through its many affiliates (real estate management and development, restaurants and hotels). To ensure the long term success of the group, Pierre Heafey has surrounded himself with a team of seasoned professionals in the fields of finance, real estate development, management, construction and technology. To maintain its growth, the Heafey Group has always counted on two strategies, the first being a diversification of the nature and class of its assets. The second strategy is the development of strategic alliances with strong partners such as construction experts, real estate management, marketing professionals and promoters. The Heafey Group’s forward determination is constantly extending and enhancing its portfolio of assets in each of its business lines. Indeed, this growth is unfolding according to the principles that have always driven Pierre Heafey since the beginning: healthy diversification and a rapid but comprehensive assessment of business opportunities.
Founded in 1996 by Kobi Karp, Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc. (KKAID) is a full-service architecture, interior and planning firm providing a vast array of services ranging from the design of large-scale, high-rise condominium and hospitality projects, to intimate to small-scale low-rise residential and commercial structures. Recognized by the American Institute of Architects, KKAID continues to innovate and inspire design.
KKAID's modern designs and architectural work have been published and recognized internationally. They are inspired by the vernacular of the environments in which they reside. Its standard allows for the focus of the new design to relate to its logistical and historical contexts. The firm specializes in collaborating with clients to reach their project's mission while working within their budgetary parameters. The firm understands the need to create viable commercial, residential and mixed-use environments that produce a valued return on investment. KKAID believes that each project must be delivered on time, within budget, every time.
Kobi Karp has developed expertise in design over the last 20 years, working with a wide range of project types, sizes, complexities, and budgets. It is through this last quarter century working in warm weather climates that KKAID has garnered international acclaim and been selected to spearhead numerous resort projects. Developers and builders in the Caribbean, Black Sea region and the Middle East have relied on the firm for their design eye and planning.
“You have to be humble and you have to be realistic that in this world of capitalism, you always have to be on the cutting edge and provide a service that other people cannot deliver on an ongoing basis,” Karp said. “We fill that void. There’s a gap of design firms who are in Miami who knew and understood lifestyle resort apartments and condominiums, and we focused on that. And we were lucky in the last boom and also in this boomlet, if you will, to be one of the firms who is able to design and produce and deliver these type of prototype projects.”
KOBI KARP AIA
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