With over 25 years of leading-edge design and development experience, Mr. Coleman’s expertise in luxury development has spanned the country from Texas to New York and from California to South Florida. Most recently, Mr. Coleman has spent the past 18 years in South Florida. His experience encompasses millions of square-feet of residential and mixed-use developments totaling well over 2-1/2 billion dollars worth of investment.
Educated as an architect, engineer and developer, Mr. Coleman has spent most of his career leading development teams in various aspects of real estate projects ranging from acquisition, concept, design and construction, to marketing, branding, leasing and sales. His skill and expertise have proven indispensible in challenging situations, from highly escalated to severely distressed markets, while his ability to produce has been instrumental in the development and launch of many successful projects in densely populated urban markets. As Director of Development for the Rilea Group, Mr. Coleman brings extensive real-world experience and unparalleled commitment to high quality, market-driven results.
Prior to Rilea Group, Mr. Coleman was President of Development at One Real Estate Investment. Previously he was Senior Vice-President of Development at Newgard Development and held senior management roles at the Related Group of Florida and Crescent Heights, two of the nation’s largest real estate developers.
Mr. Coleman is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Master of Science in Real Estate Development. He is also a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. Mr. Coleman is currently Vice-Chair of the Wynwood Design Review Committee and a licensed architect in Florida and Texas, and has served as a member of the Aventura Marketing Council, the Miami Beach Development Commission and the American Institute of Architects.
The art in successful real estate development is creating a sense of place – one that people can identify with and want to fully participate in.