Neil Fairman is the Founder, Chairman and a major shareholder of the Plaza Group, and Chairman and major shareholder in Plaza Equity Partners. He began his real estate career in Montreal, Canada over 30 years ago before relocating to Miami in 1989. The Plaza Group is a Florida based, multi-faceted real estate organization that has developed luxury residential, commercial, office and hospitality projects under Mr. Fairman’s leadership.
The Plaza Equity Partners recently completed The Marina Palms Yacht Club and Residences in North Miami Beach. The project consists of two 25-story towers with a million sellable square feet of luxury residential condominiums and a full service 112 slip marina. Construction began on this $600 million development in the Fall of 2013 was completed in late 2016. Plaza also developed the Ocean Palms on Hollywood Beach, a 42 story, 240-unit luxury ocean front condominium, and The Palms on Fort Lauderdale Beach, a luxurious oceanfront condominium enclave of two 32-story towers and private oceanfront villas. In addition to residential development, Plaza has developed office projects such as the Headquarters for the Miami-Dade County School Board and retail projects such as the 300,000 square-foot Lantana & Jog Retail Center in Palm Beach County along with development for such notable retailers as Kmart, Target, Winn Dixie and Home Depot. Mr. Fairman also has developed hospitality projects such as The Manoir Saint Sauveur a 300-room condo hotel in the ski resort of Saint Sauveur, Canada and master planned five large developments in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Mr. Fairman pursued undergraduate studies at Loyola College and Sir George Williams University in Montreal, and executive studies at Harvard’s University’s Graduate School of Design where he received the Advanced Management Development Program’s AMDP certification and is a Founding Board Member of the Harvard University Real Estate Alumni. He is an Executive Committee Member of the SE Florida and Caribbean chapter of the Urban Land Institute and served for 10 years on the International Advisory Board of Directors of the Harvard Real Estate Initiative.