Jose Auriemo Neto is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JHSF Participacoes SA. JHSF, founded by Fabio and Jose Roberto Auriemo in 1972, is a Brazilian real estate holding company that is responsible for various residential and commercial ventures throughout Brazil. Jose Auriemo Neto joined JHSF in 1993 shortly after graduating from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado University and later became the company’s Chief Executive Officer in 2003. Working his way steadily throughout the company after graduating, one of Mr. Neto’s first game-changing moves took place in 1997, when he founded Parkbem, thus creating the company’s services department. Parkbem is a sector of the company that focuses on parking lot management.
As a followup, in 1998, Jose Auriemo Neto was able to garner the rights to Shopping Santa Cruz, and created the shopping center department for JHSF. A few years after becoming the Chief Executive Officer of JHSF, Mr. Neto decided to enter into the world of retail and was able to create an exclusive partnership with brands such as Pucci, Hermes, and Jimmy Choo. Although JHSF has taken up a myriad of roles regarding real estate development, Jose Auriemo Neto’s primary responsibility at JHSF is to oversee their interests in office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, and other commercial developments, while also monitoring the portfolios of these ventures. As the company continues to grow throughout Brazil, Mr. Neto and JHSF have plans to invest in six new shopping centers throughout Brazil. Today, real estate is one of the most prominent industries in Brazil, seeing an influx of investors from around the world due to the low-risk investment opportunities that the country presents.
Under Mr. Neto’s watch, JHSF has become one of the most prominent real estate holding companies in Brazil and has recently garnered significant positive attention under the world spotlight.