Acting as a Class A Certified General Contractor, LEED Accredited Professional, and a licensed real estate broker, Eric has overseen a development pipeline of more than $250mm in the US and Europe. As a developer, he qualified for a $12m Recovery Zone Bond Federal project and successfully partnered with 123 Venture, a €1.15bn investment fund specializing in hotels.
Some noteworthy projects from his portfolio include: the adaptive reuse of an abandoned assisted living facility into an award winning Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel, the first LEED Certified office building in the City of Sarasota, the first LEED Certified Hampton Inn and Suites in the country, and the first Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn in France.
Eric is a very active member in the Sarasota community, serving as a Director of the Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Association and Chair of North Trail Redevelopment Committee where he championed decisive land use changes. (Language proficiencies: French, Italian, English)
Director of Business Development
Bringing close to twenty years of experience in international construction and sales to Firmo, Stefan identifies and assesses new business opportunities and relationships, and responds to requests for proposals. Stefan acts as a liaison between clients and the project team to ensure clients' needs are met; from project inception through completion, with regards to project design, budget, and schedule.
Stefan establishes strong collaboration between client, design team, contractors and suppliers with preparation of project budget and construction documents (DDs and CDs). He manages required administrative reviews and approvals within agreed upon schedule, including site plan approval, building permits, and financing package preparation for financial institutions. Work Stefan has had the pleasure to be involved with includes several LEEDs' projects and Sustainable Modular Construction Projects in the US and Europe.
Born and raised in Africa, Stefan later attended business school in France, then came to the US, originally to obtain his commercial pilot's license. He's spent the past 25 years living and working in the US and Europe, with work experience also in Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. He has a passion for architecture, sustainable design and aviation. (Language proficiencies: French, English)
Senior Project Manager
As a state of Florida licensed General Contractor with 32 years in the construction industry, he's managed nearly $500 Million (aggregate) in construction projects with direct control of projects as large $50 Million, including large international projects. A world traveler, he has worked on several significant projects, including the construction of Euro Disney (now Disneyland Paris) in Marne la Vallee, France, and a theme park at the base of Stone Mountain in Georgia.
Brett is responsible for managing the successful delivery of Firmo projects through the design, construction, and turnover phases. He ensures that all components of the project including budget, schedule, and quality control are properly implemented per the Client's specification. His vast industry experience and previous business ownership gives him the opportunity to contribute not only through the management of construction projects, but also to lend experience in helping to grow the company and build toward the future.
After serving in the Armed Forces, Brett studied Business Administration at Southern College in Orlando (now Kaiser College) and Electrical Engineering at University of Central Florida. He holds numerous industry certifications, and had attended hundreds of seminars and training classes, in addition to his professional speaking engagements.
Justin is a PMI and LEED certified engineer who develops construction documents, obtains estimates, coordinates subcontractors, and assists with the management of projects; bringing together diverse teams to achieve scheduled goals, surmounting any challenges.
Hailing from Abu Dhabi-UAE, Justin completed his Bachelor's degree at Christ University in Bangalore, India, then moved to the US for graduate school to study construction management at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Having learned through various international internships and project management experiences; his larger goal in the overall process is to build a project in the highest quality, in the safest manner, within schedule and budget. (Language proficiencies: Arabic, Hindi, French, English)
Director of Design
Maegan oversees company operations and leads the design department, developing and implementing creative strategies for Firmo. Her dynamic experience, academic accolades, and cultural capital enable her to focus on building connections with community stakeholders to identify and execute redevelopment projects.
A summa cum laude graduate from the University of Hawai'i and urbanite of many metropolitan cities, Maegan brings with her tenured experience in the film industry and an understanding of the facilitation of diverse communities and cultures; capitalizing on her ability to lead, coordinate, and execute a project under an array of challenging circumstances and environments. (Language Proficiencies: French, English)
Project Manager, France
Based in our office in Paris, Camille leads our European based commercial construction division.
Jovana currently manages the office and its day to day affairs, in addition to finances for Firmo. She has her General Contractor License, Roofing Contractor License, and is a Certified Bridge Inspector as well. She enjoys the environment and the team she works with, feeling satisfied with a job well done.
Originally from Havana City, Cuba, Jovana has been working in design and construction, with a background in finance for over twenty years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering, and was recently part of the design team for a new high end home community, Oasis Park Square at Doral, in Miami, Florida. (Language Proficiencies: Spanish, English)