Jose Auriemo Neto is the chairman of the Brazilian real estate development company, JHSF Participacoes SA. He was formerly also its CEO, during which he personally oversaw the construction of office buildings, hotels, and public developments. Just prior to that, in the first decade of 2000, he helped lead JHSF into retail and then luxury retail. The company’s first venture into luxury retail was the massive shopping complex, Cidade Jardim.
Today it contains 180 stores, nine residential towers, four office towers, and one mixed-use building. Among many other top international brands, it boasts Daslu, Reebok Academy, Emporio Fasano, Cinemark, Armani, Louis Vutton, Ermenegildo Zegna, Montblanc, La Perla, Longchamp, and Casa do Saber. In the first couple of years, there was a decline in luxury sales.
Nevertheless, the complex proved hugely successful. Jose first began working at JHSF in 1993. In successfully earned JHSF the rights build its first shopping center. In the many years afterward, he ascended through the ranks of leadership until becoming CEO in the first decade of 2000. In doing so, he replaced his retiring father who co-founded the company with his brother in 1972. When it was first founded it was known as just JHS. Read More.