José AuriemoNeto is a Brazilian businessman and chairman of JHSF, a family-owned real estate company that is focused on the development of both residential and commercial buildings in Brazil. He attended the Fundacao AlvaresPenteado University located in Sao Paulo and later started working in 1993 at JHSF. In 1997, the then CEO created the group’s service department by creating the Parkbem, a parking lot management company. In 1998, the services department was doing well, and this led to Mr. AuriemoNeto to secure rights to generate and oversee the fruitful development of the first shopping destination for the group, the shopping Santa Cruz.
Mr. José AuriemoNeto has also served as the CEO of the company where his role involved overseeing the brand’s interest in office buildings, public developments, and hotels. He directed the organizations’ retail and shopping portfolio that includes the well-known Sao Paulo based shopping complex, Cidade Jardim. Other shopping complexes developed by JHSF include the Metro Tucuruvi, the Manaus based Negra Shopping center and Bela Vista located in Salvador.
In 2009, José AuriemoNeto led the JHSF’s first retail project by partnering with renowned luxury fashion brands such as Jimmy Choo, Pucci, and Hermes and launching the first luxury brand retail outlet in JHSF- owned shopping complex. Earlier this year, JHSF recorded increased sales with the first quarter of the company’s revenue indicating a 2.3 percent growth and increasing the company’s profit up to 16.1 percent.
Featuring in the BoF 500
The Business of Fashion releases a new edition of the BoF 500 every year. The list features the most influential individuals in the fashion industry around the globe. José AuriemoNeto, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of JHSF was among the individuals who featured in this year’s BoF 500 list.
Jose Auriemo was also honored a week earlier by the New York Times in a gala dinner organized by the English publication. The face of the Brazilian fashion industry has changed a lot over the past decade. The numerous changes have come about as a result of the opening of the first open-air market packed with international luxury brands in JHSF-owned shopping malls.
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