Fernando Levy Hara

AMDP '09

Fernando Levy Hara is a principal and co-founder of Aventura,FL-based mckafka Development Group. He serves as a Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, as well as the Broker and Founder of mckafka Realty, LLC, one of three separate divisions under the company umbrella.

He founded mckafka Development Group in 2009 with his business partner Stephan Gietl. They both met in Harvard AMDP, where they graduated as Class IX in 2010.

They bought with this company more than 400 condominium units through distressed notes acquisition, rehabilitated them and resold them to international investors with high yields, and they built The Crimson in Miami and 50 Paramount in Sarasota.

During 2001 to 2009 he was founder and partner with G&D Developers. With this company he has planned, designed and developed more than 1 million square feet of commercial and residential projects in South and Central Florida, including Bayview Lofts and Regatta in Miami Beach, One Aventura Executive Center in Aventura.

Prior to this, he worked as a designer and developer in Buenos Aires from 1988 to 2001 completing more than 1.3 million square feet of residential and commercial development. He relocated to Florida in 2002 with his wife Jaqui and his two kids, Brian and Ivan.

Levy Hara is a contributor and guest columnist for several real estate publications and is often called upon for authoritative commentary on real estate panels and at seminars. He wrote in 2010 as a co-author the book “El arte de financiar proyectos inmobiliarios” (The Art of financing real estate projects), published in Argentina by Bienes Raices Ediciones.

He is Professor of Real Estate Development in the Master in Urban Economy at Universidad Di Tella in Buenos Aires, and he is a LEED-AP certified by the US Green Building Council.

He is Vice Chairman of the Aventura Marketing Council, Trustee Member of the Argentina-Florida Chamber of Commerce and a Member of the Business Tax Equity Advisory Board of the City of Aventura, FL.m he Business Tax Equity Board of the City of Aventura.

Levy Hara was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires in 1989, as well as his Masters in Urban Economy degree from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in 1999, In 2010, Levy Hara graduated from the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.