Senior Vice President (Development Division)
As a Senior Vice President in Penn-Florida Companies’ development division, Mr. Albert Piazza leads Penn-Florida Companies’ mixed use and residential development division. He is responsible for conceptualization, design and project management. Mr. Piazza is currently overseeing the development of Mandarin Oriental Hotel & Residences, located at Via Mizner, a 2 million square foot urban resort in Downtown Boca Raton.
Throughout his 40-year career, Mr. Piazza has been a major player in the development of residential-resort communities, serving as a merchant single-family home builder and a high-rise general contractor, and eventually owning and operating Coscan Homes and Coscan Construction.
His experience across Florida encompasses the development of South Florida’s very first ocean front condo-hotel, 26 residential high-rise towers, nine master-planned communities ranging from small urban in-fill sites to 2,500-acre parcels, four golf courses, a 100-slip marina, and numerous retail and hospitality projects, spas and fitness clubs.
Mr. Piazza began his real estate career in New York where he was responsible for the redevelopment, leasing and management of six retail and office buildings in Manhattan, Rochester and Chicago as well as a condo conversion on Manhattan’s prestigious Central Park South and the acquisition and renovation of the historic Barbizon Hotel and Greenwich Village’s Federal Archives Building.