Team

The combined teams of Element Development and its partner company Palitadia (www.palitadia.com) have over 100 years of direct experience in real estate acquisition, development, marketing, finance, and management.

Our portfolio of projects and properties include residential buildings, commercial developments, hotels, pre construction condominiums, and condo conversions, amongst others. The team has developed projects in some of the most influential markets in the US, such as Chicago, New York, and Miami.

Through its open partnership philosophy, Element Development will continue to expand its horizons throughout  the country with some of the best renowned development partners in each region, in order to obtain the best potential results in all its endeavors.

Mr. Javier Lluch

Mr. Javier Lluch has successfully developed and managed real estate projects, properties and investment funds from Florida to Illinois for almost two decades, including partnerships with some of the largest U.S. real estate firms, articulating real estate investment transactions close to a billion dollars.

While working for Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, Mr. Lluch negotiated and established important institutional relationships in the U.S. and Latin America, managing relationships worth upwards of a billion dollars of investment funds.

Mr. Lluch graduated in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and attended the Master’s program for Civil Engineering in Construction Management at Florida International University. He also has several real estate certificates of specialty studies from accredited U.S. institutions such as CCIM, and LEEDS.

Ralph E. Stebenne

Mr. Ralph Stebenne Multi-Family, Student Housing and Assisted Living Facility Specialist.

Mr. Stebenne has more than 15 years of Operations Management, Acquisition, Due Diligence, and Disposition experience related to various classes of real estate, focusing on multi-family, student housing, and assisted living facilities.   He also has over 15 years of financial analysis experience, including experience in complex financial arrangements.   He has been involved in complex management and financial contracts for over 20 years.  As a senior team member with Prescient, he was involved with sourcing, analyzing, and implementing public and private sector business initiatives and contract engagements in regards to relationships for the acquisition, management and disposition of various asset classes.  He is a reliable executive with a proven track record of accomplishments in large scale national projects in both the public and private sectors.

Michael Miarecki

Mr. Michael Miarecki is an entrepreneurial executive branding real estate and resort development in more than 10 countries with 27 years of international strategic brand building experience.

Miarecki has directed the marketing and branding efforts for international property clients and partners such as W Hotel and Residences, Sol Melia Hotels, Blackstar Properties, Marathon Capital, MH Funding and Investments, Fairmont Hotels, FIFCO-Reserva Conchal Development and Prospect Properties with more than $1.5 billion in projects completed under his eye since 2003.

A recipient of more than three-dozen industry awards for branding and marketing campaigns and creative work, Miarecki is a frequent speaker and presenter at real estate and resort industry conferences and luxury branding symposiums.

He is fluent in English and French and conversational in Portuguese.

Rolando Benitez

Mr. Rolando Benitez has over 25 years of experience in real estate and mortgage lending industry as a founder and owner of several development and lending companies.

Consistently successful in identifying and capitalizing on market opportunities to drive revenue, profit and market share growth, Mr. Benitez combines strong financial, P&L and operating management experience with expertise in the development and negotiation of strategic alliances, joint ventures, and partnerships.

As founder of RAB Development Corporation, he developed over 45 residential projects of new construction and conversions. Projects spanned Dade, Broward, Orange and Seminole Counties and ranged in size from 40-1100 units, and generated over $1 billion in sales in 4.5 years.

Rene Diaz de Villegas

Rene Diaz de Villegas & Emilio Mascaro (The Morex Group, Inc). are seasoned construction professionals with over 40 years of experience, involved in mayor projects in the South Florida Area ranging from heavy Civil works, such as portions of the Metrorail and Metro Mover, stretches of The Florida Turnpike and Concrete Segmental Bridges; Numerous Schools for the Miami Dade County Public Schools which included 5 High Schools and many Private sector projects with close to 2,000 residential apartments and condominiums just in the past 6 years, building over $1 Billion worth of projects.

Some of these projects are Skyline at Brickell (360 residential condo @ $46,000,000), Bentley South Beach Hotel (112 -5 stars condo hotel @ $28,000,000), Gables Park (72 Luxury residential condo @ $14,000,000), Villa Calabria (35 residential condo @ $7,500,000), Douglas Place (83 residential condo @ $14,000,000), Mediterranea (181 residential condo @ $28,000,000), Grove Garden (42 residential condo + commercial @ $19,000,000), Puerta de Palmas (198 residential condo @ $45,000,000), Onyx on the Bay (118 residential condo @ $36,000,000), Gallery Art (180 residential condo @ $32,000,000), Terrazas River Park (324 residential units @ $78,000,000)

Rick Barrow

Mr. Rick Barrow has over 40 years of experience in marketing, from product and environmental campaigns with spokespeople like Robert Redford, through the lobbying and political campaign platforms of Washington, the US Air Force, Marines, and other significant entities and private corporations such as Maserati, McDonalds, Viacom, Aetna, and Avanti.

Mr. Barrow’s has created and sold 4 successful ad agencies in New York, Washington and Miami, and is known as one of the top luxury real estate marketers in America. His work ranges from residential, resort, mixed-use, retail and commercial developments from London and New York, to Vail, St. Barth’s and Miami.

Mr. Barrow’s works have received over 300 industry awards of excellence.

Mr. Jorge Lluch

Mr. Jorge Lluch with 40 years of real estate investment, development, and construction experience, as founding partner of several real estate development and investments companies, in Canada, Chile and Venezuela, Mr. Lluch is a wealth a knowledge. From the development of over 10,000 single homes and apartment projects for affordable housing programs to high rise luxury condominium buildings. Mr. Lluch also serve as a managing director to Bricks Fund. A real estate investment fund which specialized in multifamily investments and condo-conversion from Florida to Illinois. Today Mr. Lluch serves as real estate consultant for several high net worth foreign investors. 

Mr. Lluch, Graduated in Production Engineering, New York. He’s earned a financial Management degree from Universidad Catolica de Chile and also has a Marketing Management specialization from the IESA (Venezuela) Institute for high studies. Mr Lluch has various specialty Real Estate studies at the accredited CCIM.