Team

SHVO Trans Am Building

SHVO

DEVELOPER
From concept to completion, the preeminent property development and investment firm SHVO provides the guiding vision—once again, reimagining the possibilities of real estate to create a culture-defining offering. Helmed by founder and CEO Michael Shvo, the firm’s unique approach pairs exceptional market insight with a deeply intuitive understanding of its luxury clientele, resulting in projects that deliver outsized value for its investors, partners and residents.

From revitalized landmarks, to icons developed from the ground up, SHVO has built a $7.2 billion portfolio of properties that are architecturally significant and deeply connected with the city they’re in—including the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, 333 South Wabash Avenue (“The Big Red”) in Chicago, The Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach and AMAN New York amongst many more. It’s this uncompromising commitment to meaningful excellence that has made SHVO one of the most celebrated and sought-after names in real estate, worldwide.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL
HOTEL GROUP

Interior designer
Bespoke. Refined. Global. 1508 London is an interior and architecture design studio, internationally renowned for creating exceptional spaces worldwide. Specializing in private residential, hospitality and multi-unit luxury developments, the studio favors an approach derived from measured principles, inspired by history, geography, and the architectural vernacular—resulting in designs that are both singular and timeless.

The studio’s expertise extends across all stages of design and construction, from feasibility studies to final dressing; ensuring each project is finished to the highest level of quality. It is a combination of impeccable taste, expertise and execution that has earned accolades across the industry. But it is a unique emphasis on the importance of people, and an intuitive ability to galvanize their own team and their clients’ team towards the extraordinary that makes 1508 London one of the most sought-after design partners in the world.

DANIEL BOULUD

HOSPITALITY SERVICES
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences located in prime destinations around the world. Defined by legendary service and increasingly recognized for creating some of the world’s most sought-after properties, the Group operates 36 hotels and seven residences in 24 countries and territories, with each property reflecting its oriental heritage. Offering the ultimate blend of style, comfort and luxury, Mandarin Oriental is renowned for creating unique experiences through distinctive design and a strong sense of place—luxury that’s bespoke to the moment and surroundings, yet built on timeless tenets of care, beauty, and connection.

DANIEL BOULUD

RESTAURATEUR & ROOFTOP OPERATOR
Michelin-starred chef and Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur Daniel Boulud brings his mastery as both culinary artist and global restauranteur to exceptional dining experiences that are as unpretentious as they are unforgettable. Celebrated for bringing innovation and contemporary appeal to soulful dishes rooted in the French tradition, his menus celebrate the rhythm of the seasons through fresh and local ingredients.

Since opening his flagship, DANIEL, in NYC, the Lyon-born chef’s culinary empire has expanded to include a collection of internationally acclaimed restaurants that span the globe, including Restaurant DANIEL, Le Pavillon, Café Boulud (with locations in Palm Beach, the Bahamas, Toronto, and the Berkshires), Bar Boulud, Maison Boulud Montreal, Boulud Sud New York and Miami and Brasserie Boulud Dubai.
Daniel Boulud

DANIEL BOULUD

Architect
MVE + Partners is a highly sought-after, award-winning design firm of architects, interior designers and planners, having designed influential and award-winning projects worldwide. With over 45 years of experience and developments in over 17 states and 14 countries, MVE’s influence is widespread. Their practice is diverse with an eclectic portfolio of successful multifamily, mixed-use, commercial, resort, retail, institutional, hospitality, and recreational communities and master plans.

From Beverly Hills and Salt Lake City to China and Saudi Arabia, MVE sees each new project as an opportunity to have a positive impact on the skyline and community in which it serves, and to create cohesive neighborhoods and enduring communities. MVE values dedication, innovation, and professionalism and have created a global legacy of exceptional architecture and enduring environments that will continue to develop and thrive for generations.

DANIEL BOULUD

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
With an almost-preternatural ability to meld indoor and outdoor elements to create exquisite, livable outdoor spaces, acclaimed international landscape designer Enzo Enea has designed over a thousand gardens for hotels, spas and museums, as well as privately for the Queen of Bahrain and Prince Charles. It is his rigorous adherence to the principles of great design—the sociology and functionality of a space—combined with an exquisite artistry and reverence for nature, that has earned Enea a wealth of accolades include multiple gold and silver awards at the Giardina show in Basel and Zurich, and a certificate of merit from the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Of the many singular achievements across his career, the Enea Tree Museum is amongst the most celebrated. Opened in 2010 near Switzerland’s Lake Zurich, it is the world’s only tree museum, and an exceptional living legacy— in which all are invited to experience the power and beauty of nature, that is at the heart of Enea’s life’s work.

DANIEL BOULUD

LIGHTING DESIGNER
L’Observatoire International is a lighting design firm, founded in 1993 by Hervé Descottes known for combining light with architecture to create unparalleled immersive atmospheres. Emphasizing collaboration, L’Observatoire provides lighting design and art direction to a range of indoor and outdoor spatial expressions including art and cultural institutions, performing arts centers, large-scale public spaces, parks, private residences, luxury commercial properties, hotels, restaurants and more. With a highly collaborative, hands-on approach, the firm works throughout every stage of the development process to heighten architectural intentions and create a bespoke ambience that transforms the experience of the space. The award-winning team continuously searches for and employs the newest innovations in lighting and technology, in order to bring energy efficiency to the forefront.

L’Observatoire has collaborated with architects, artists and designers of world renown including Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, Jean Nouvel, KPF, SHoP Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, James Corner, Bjarke Ingels, Richard Meier, Peter Marino, Shigeru Ban, Agence Dubuisson, Selldorf Architects, Roman and Williams, Agence Jouin Manku, Thomas Heatherwick, Sylvain Dubuisson, PAU, Studio Sofield, James Turrell, and many more.
Tillotson building

TILLOTSON DESIGN
ASSOCIATES

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Tillotson Design Associates, founded in 2004, is a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)lighting design consultancy based in New York City defined by their passion for design excellence and meticulous attention to detail. A diverse and multidisciplinary team brings expertise in architecture, interior design and theater—as well as multiple LEED certifications—to a highly collaborative and comprehensive process that results in exemplary work. With heavy principal involvement from concept to the final focusing and a philosophy rooted in exploration and outside-the-box-thinking, the firm’s approach to each project is as bespoke as the end result.  Working closely with developers, architects, and interior designers throughout the world, the firm’s celebrated portfolio includes interior and exterior lighting for corporate headquarters, universities, hotels, libraries, master plans, museums, parks, performance halls, residences, restaurants, and retail establishments.
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