CHAIRMAN, BERKOWITZ DEVELOPMENT GROUP, MIAMI
Berkowitz is best known for his large retail developments in Miami-Dade County, such as Dadeland Station, Aventura Commons, Fifth & Alton and Kendall Village Center. His company, Berkowitz Development Group, founded in 1985, developed and is managing more than 1.26 million square feet of retail shopping centers and office buildings, generating gross sales of more than $500 million, according to the company’s website.
Before diving into real estate development, Berkowitz was a real estate lawyer with several eponymous law firms from 1974 until 1985. He is a graduate of Cornell University in political science and the University of Miami law school. Berkowitz’s philanthropy spans children’s issues, museums, Jewish organizations and political action committees.