In the middle of the last decade, Jose Ariemo Neto, CEO and chairman of the Brazilian real estate company JHSF, led it to enter the luxury retail sector. Their first such project would be Cidade Jardim, which today holds 180 stores, nine residential towers, four office towers, and one mixed-use building. Around the same time that the entered it, Jose succeeded his retiring father, the co-founder of former CEO of JHSF. In 1998 Jose had been instrumental in helping his father take the company into the retail sector in general by successfully obtaining the rights for the company to construct its first retail store, Shopping Santa Cruz.
Today, Jose says that during an average workday he works from about 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Fabio co-founded the company JHS with his brother Jose Roberto Auriemo in 1972. They led it together until the 1990s when a strong disagreement about the direction of the company led to them dividing into two separate companies which they each took full ownership and leadership of. These companies were called JHSI and JHSF.
Jose took JHSF. After seven years had passed the brothers made up, but agreed it was best to keep their companies separate. Jose Auriemo Neto is so busy a businessman that he rarely takes a vacation. However, he does have days off in which he loves to spend time with his family and to golf. He, his wife Marianna, and their two children have lived in three different homes in the last 20 years. Learn More.