Villas Team


GFI Development Company

GFI Development Company is the 3rd-party Development Manager of the Villas at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. GFI Development Company, established in 2007, is an affiliate of GFI Capital Resources Group. GFI Development Company is currently developing approximately $2 billion of residential, office, retail and hospitality real estate. Led by a senior management team, GFI Development Company focuses on opportunistic investments in major metropolitan areas.

The company’s success is directly tied to its ability to identify unique opportunities, envision a new future for the property, and unlock the project’s potential by seamlessly executing development at every stage. GFI Development Company prides itself on delivering projects that benefit the communities in which they are located, while amplifying business partners’ investments by maximizing risk-adjusted returns.

As an owner-developer, who builds for themselves and select clients, GFI Development Company strives to maximize the value of each one of its assets in the most efficient and price operative manner. Our philosophy, being a developer and landlord ourselves, is intensely focused on maintaining a cost-effective budget and using all possible resources to maximize value creation.



Lissoni & Partners

Headquartered in Milan and New York, Piero Lissoni works across various disciplines of architecture, imagining and executing visually arresting, graphically modern spaces that are a pleasure to live, work and play in. His grandest endeavor is now designing the Miami Beach luxury homes within The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. The founding partner, Piero Lissoni and his associates have won numerous awards for projects including the historic renovation of the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem; the interior design of a 50-meter superyacht owned by Luciano Benetton; and the recent renovation of the Ferrari Club House in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Lissoni has created projects that have become city icons, from Seoul’s Shilla Stay to Shanghai’s Swire Hotel.



Choeff Levy Fishman Architecture and Design

Choeff Levy Fischman is an award-winning, Miami-based architecture and design firm specializing in high-end custom residential homes, multi-family developments and hotels. Principals Ralph Choeff, Raphael Levy, and Paul Fischman have elevated the firm’s quality of design to garner the attention of global entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, NFL players, MLB players, and Hollywood celebrities.

Experts in the field of Modern and Tropical Modern architecture, combining indoor-outdoor living design and environmental architecture, the trio focuses on the melding of the elements surrounding an individual site. Although well-known in the South Florida luxury real estate market, Choeff Levy Fischman has expanded its work across Florida, California and the mid-Atlantic region. The firm’s signature Tropical Modern design style has won the hearts of homeowners in all climates wanting to experience an indoor-outdoor luxury lifestyle.

Choeff Levy Fischman has been recognized in various publications including Architectural Digest, Dwell, Interior Design, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Robb Report, Mansion Global, Town & Country, and many others.



Marker Construction Group

At Marker Construction Group, BUILD BETTER is not an empty set of words; it is a way of doing business that sets us apart on a crowded playing field. Through thoughtful consideration and a willingness to adapt our practices, listening to feedback from both our clients and our team members, and diligently staying abreast of cutting-edge technology, Marker Construction has created a streamlined work flow that delivers its clients a better construction experience as well as a better final product.



Claro Development

Claro Development was founded in 2002 as a diversified Real Estate Services firm. We specialize in providing Development Services and Construction Management to Owners, Developers, and Operators. The firm was created out of the desire to provide true on-demand development and project management services with a team that rivals the best organizations in the country when it comes to creating results. Claro’s development and project management team brings over 100 years of management experience focused on two key skill sets, we Manage Risk and we provide Leadership.