Jeffrey Ardizon serves as Principal at The Estate Companies, one of the largest and most reputable real estate development firms in the state of Florida. The firm is known for its institutionally recognized Soleste brand which features Class A multi-family rental developments throughout South Florida’s urban core and submarket locations. Mr. Ardizon has been credited for identifying and evaluating off-market opportunities, temporary market dislocations, special workouts, overall capitalization and general overall direction of the firm. The firm currently has 13 projects in various stages of developing throughout the tri-county area. Mr. Ardizon was instrumental in structuring Miami’s first large-scale opportunity zone, Soleste Grand Central, a $100+ million deal, featuring a 360-unit Class A multifamily project in Downtown Miami.
Prior to joining The Estate Companies, Mr. Ardizon was the Co-Founder and Principal of ECI, a real estate investment, management and development firm based in South Florida. The firm focused on providing GP/LP equity and debt for multi-family real estate developments and value-add opportunities across a diverse portfolio of asset classes. Mr. Ardizon led the overall strategic direction of the firm and was credited for strategically structuring and creating one of the more notable single-family offices in South Florida.
Mr. Ardizon began his real estate career with one of the largest nationally ranked advisory firms in the country, where he led the firm's real estate practice for nearly a decade. During this tenure, he represented some of the largest real estate developers, REIT’s, operators and sponsors in South Florida, and under his leadership, the firm was recognized as the top real estate tax firm by several media outlets. Mr. Ardizon was a top revenue producer and quickly gained industry recognition as a leading go-to advisor, assisting clients with a total of $3 billion in transactional value. The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) named Jeff as one of the “26 Under 36," which identifies the top CPA’s in the State of Florida.