Pérez Art Museum Miami Welcomes New Trustees Jon Paul Pérez and Camilo Miguel Jr.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Paul Pérez and Camilo Miguel Jr. to the museum’s Board of Trustees.
“Both Pérez and Miguel have been longtime supporters of PAMM and will continue to make vital contributions to the museum in their new roles. I am delighted to welcome them both to the board,” said PAMM Board President Luke Palacio.
“The Board of Trustees has been integral to PAMM’s growth and success, and has provided exceptional leadership and support,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. “With demonstrated interest in the arts and the role it plays in Miami’s development community, both Jon Paul and Camilo have been exceptional leaders of a new generation.”
Jon Paul “JP” Pérez currently serves as president of The Related Group, one of the country’s most prolific and respected real estate development firms. Within this role, Pérez is responsible for overseeing development operations across the company’s various divisions, managing land acquisition efforts, and leading the procurement of major construction financing. Pérez has personally spearheaded Related’s entrance into Miami’s popular Wynwood neighborhood, where he’s working to deliver several major mixed-use projects set to transform the area into a true live-work-play neighborhood. He also led the development of Residences by Armani/Casa, a award-winning luxury condominium developed in partnership with fashion icon Giorgio Armani and Dezer Development.
Outside of Related, Pérez is continuing the family tradition of civic leadership, serving on the Wynwood BID and playing a key role in the organization’s marketing and economic development committee. As part of his position, Pérez works with other BID members to ensure future developments respect Wynwood’s established persona and contribute to the neighborhood’s ongoing evolution. Additionally, Pérez serves as an advisory board member of Urban Land Institute’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and is an active board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the United Way Young Leaders. He is currently a member of YPO and, together with his siblings, plays an active role in the Pérez Family’s philanthropic endeavors. He remains closely aligned with PAMM as well as The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), participating in their annual Miami YoungArts Week.
Pérez graduated from the University of Miami in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and received his Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2015.
Camilo Miguel Jr. is the chief executive officer and founder of Mast Capital, a vertically integrated real estate investment and development firm established in 2006. As a visionary leader, Miguel prioritizes the development of thoughtfully designed projects that enrich the fabric of local communities, while leveraging his extensive background in real estate, finance, and political networks to provide unparalleled expertise in investment structuring, complex debt, equity products, execution and development. Since the firm’s inception, Miguel has spearheaded the company’s strategic investments, risk management, and operations, cultivating a portfolio of over $3.5 billion in total project capitalization.
“I’m honored to join the board of trustees of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, one of the most beloved and influential artistic institutions in South Florida. This appointment reflects my commitment to elevating our growing community through investments in arts, culture and education,” said Camilo Miguel, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Mast Capital. “At a time when Miami continues to experience unprecedented economic growth and migration, we have an opportunity to further expand the museum’s reach and enhance its programming by making impactful contributions that will shape its future.”
Under Miguel’s leadership, Mast Capital has emerged as a market leading investor and developer of upscale residential, hospitality, retail and commercial projects, with a keen focus on markets presenting high barriers to entry. Prior to his success with Mast Capital, Miguel served as president and founder of Vertica Group, a land investment and repositioning firm where he adeptly managed all facets of the business, such as acquisitions, entitlements, operations and formerly co-founded Clear Title Group, a boutique real estate title insurance company.
Miguel earned a Bachelor of Business Management degree from the University of Miami. A dedicated community advocate and philanthropist, he lends his expertise to various organizations, serving on the boards of Friends of the Underline, the Real Estate Advisory Board at the University of Miami, and the Advisory Board for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Southeast Florida. Furthermore, he is a member of the ULI’s Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council (UDMUC) Red national council.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), led by Director Franklin Sirmans, promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture, and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. The nearly 40-year-old South Florida institution, formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, on December 4, 2013 in Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces.
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Date Posted: June 26, 2023