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Armando Codina

Armando Codina

Armando Codina was born in Cuba in 1946.

Codina is the Executive Chairman of Codina Partners, LLC, a real estate investment and development firm driving the successful transformation of South Florida’s communities. Codina formed Codina Partners in 2009 and through this entity and its affiliates is engaged in multiple real estate development and investment activities. The firm’s portfolio is comprised of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects.

PreviouslyCodina served as Chairman of Flagler, a full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. Prior to that Codina served as chairman and CEO of Codina Group, a South Florida-based commercial real estate firm, which he founded in 1979.

In addition to serving as CEO and Chairman of his core real estate holdings, Codina is an active investor and owner of MBB Auto Group, a premium luxury retail automotive group consisting of 12 dealerships in the Northeast that include Mercedes- Benz, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi and Toyota.He also served on the board of directors of American Airline’s parent, AMR Corporation where he served in the capacity of Lead Director until December 2013. He currently serves on the board of The Home Depot.

In addition, he serves on a number of professional, civic, and educational organizations, including Vice Chairman of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts/YOUNG ARTS, Board of Trustees member of the Urban Institute, Chair of the Town Square Neighborhood Development Corp, Chairman Emeritus of Florida International University; co-founder Community Partnership for the Homeless; and a member of the Florida Council of 100, among others.

Codina has received numerous awards including the most recent in March of 2016, the United Way prestigious Tocqueville Award for Outstanding Philanthropy.

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