An award winning developer of planned communities, Federico “Friedel” Stubbe is an understate yet confident visionary. A civil engineer, he refuses to be bound by conventional corporate standards that require a title to follow a name. The furthest Stubbe goes in calling himself CEO of what he describes as “a collection of development enterprises, each with its own name and (legal) structure and all of them dedicated to the creation of habitats that allow human beings to live in harmony among themselves and with nature.”
Stubbe is one of Puerto Rico’s largest developer-builders of upscale residential, master-planned communities with over $100 million in annual sales and more than 800 employees. In addition, Stubbe chairs the board of the Peninsula de Cantera project, which serves as the redevelopment model for Puerto Rico’s Special Communities initiative. Stubbe donates his time to the project, convinced that economic and social development go hand in hand.
A twice president of the Puerto Rico chapter of the National Association of Home Builders, recipient of the Frank Ramírez de Arellano Homebuilders Award, member of the Georgia Tech Engineering Advisory Board as well as of the Governor’s Advisory Board for the Construction Industry, Governor for the Urban Land Institute, Stubbe personifies the modern- day entrepreneur whose concern for the environmental has turned into a mission. “As developers, we are nothing more than an instrument of the people of Puerto Rico to help create a better society.
Federico Stubbe Jr. is CEO of PRISA Group, a family-owned developer and builder of residential, resort, hospitality, healthcare, gaming and entertainment projects in Puerto Rico and Florida. PRISA is developer, builder and partner in the $1.5 billion, 1,400-acre Dorado Beach Resort. During the last eight years, the firm has completed over $1.5 billion in tourism-related projects on time and on budget, including the $340 million Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve and Residences, three Hyatt Place hotels, one Hyatt House hotel, and two casinos. PRISA’s Hyatt portfolio resulted in it being named Hyatt’s 2014 Americas’ Developer of the Year. In addition, the firm has six residential projects in various stages of construction with prices ranging from $470,000 to $19 million.
In the past two years, Mr. Stubbe completed four Marriott hotels in Orlando and Tampa, Florida. His most recent is the Element by Westin Universal Boulevard in Orlando. In addition, PRISA recently completed Distrito T-Mobile, a $185 million state-of-the-art urban entertainment district incorporating a 177-room Aloft hotel, a 6,000-spectator performance hall, cinemas, nightclub, rum distillery, zip line, restaurants and bars, among other offerings.
PRISA is also developing Dorado Beach Health, a $110 million, 107-bed health facility in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2022.
Mr. Stubbe is President of the Board of The TASIS School in Dorado, a PPK through 12th grade, 900-student private school founded by his parents. He is also a member of YPO, Board member of Puerto Rico’s Destination Marketing Organization, member of the Business Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Co-Chair of the Puerto Rico Tourism Development Council. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, and MBA and Civil Engineering degrees from MIT and its Sloan School of Management.
Ceciliana Stubbe is a Partner at PRISA Group (PRISA), a family-owned developer, builder and owner of green residential communities, hospitality, resort and entertainment projects in Puerto Rico and Florida where she has had an active role in the design, coordination and construction of projects such as the $340 million Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, among others. At present, Ms. Stubbe works on developing ventures that compliment the company’s extensive realized work with a strong focus on education, senior housing and low-income housing.
She is the President of the Priscilla and Federico Stubbe Foundation, an organization established in 2006 with the purpose of educating, promoting and fomenting causes and activities that strengthen the mind, body and soul of the children of all of the employees who constitute the Stubbe-Gonzalez Family enterprises and those in neighboring communities.
She has served in several advisory boards and is currently undertaking the creation of the new TASIS Dorado Wellness Program as a member of the school’s board of directors.
Ms. Stubbe graduated from the School of Architecture at Princeton University.
An architect by training, Hans Moll-Stubbe started his career with PRISA Group after graduating from Syracuse University’s School of Architecture in 1994. At that young age, he was assigned as a Project Coordinator for the construction start of Dorado Beach East, managing all design process and supervising the construction of amenities such as our award-winning entrance, clubhouse facilities and homes.
In 1998, Mr. Moll became Development Manager for Sabanera del Rio and Veredas, two master-planned residential communities which delivered 1,265 single-family units in a span of nine years. Sabanera del Rio, the second edition of what eventually became known as our green community brand, was awarded Best Single Family Residential Project of 2000 by the National Association of Home Builders Puerto Rico Chapter.
As part of the development team for Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Moll conceptualized, directed the design and supervised the construction of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Program facilities and Barlovento Beach Club and Sailing Center.
Currently a Managing Partner for PRISA Group’s Florida operations, Moll resides in Orlando and steers the team’s efforts towards growth in the mainland. He is a past president and active member of the National Home Builder’s Association, Puerto Rico Chapter, and an ex-council member of the Urban Land Institute.
Moll is an active member of the Puerto Rico Architects and Landscape Architects Association, National Home Builder’s Association, Puerto Rico Chapter, and the Urban Land Institute.
Eduardo graduated in 1994 from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a concentration in Project Management, and is a licensed professional engineer since 1995, a member of the Urban Land Institute, and an active member of the “Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de P.R. (CIAPR)”. Prior to joining PRISA Group, Eduardo was a Project Engineer and Manager from 1994 to 2001, completing projects totaling over 150 million dollars ranging from correctional facilities to commercial buildings and multi-level parking structures.
Since 2001, Eduardo has been responsible for the construction and operations of Sabanera Dorado, a master-planned community which includes 900 single family homes, 700 condominium units, the TASIS Dorado School, recreational facilities and other amenities. Eduardo also heads the development and construction team for the Hyatt Select Hotels in Puerto Rico which currently consists of the Hyatt Place Bayamon and Casino (completed in December 2013), Hyatt Place Manatí and Casino (completed in March 2014), Hyatt House San Juan (completed in October 2014) and Hyatt Place San Juan (currently in construction). These properties represent a total investment of over $145 million dollars. In 2008, Eduardo was awarded the “Emerging Leader in Engineering” prize by the Civil Engineering Institute of Puerto Rico.
Born into a family boasting numerous engineers, Orlando R. Méndez Monserrate was exposed to construction and development from an early age. Many of his summer and winter vacations were invested in gaining valuable exposure and experience by working under his father’s tutelage at a wide variety of worksites. Méndez is a civil engineer by training, having earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991 and a master’s degree in construction management from the same institution, both with highest honors. Among his most recent accomplishments are his experience on the construction management team for the $132 million reconstruction and remodeling of the San Juan Marriott Hotel and Casino in Puerto Rico, and his current position as project manager for the redevelopment efforts within The Dorado Beach Resort, also in Puerto Rico. This massive project comprises a 1,300 acre beachfront property with four golf courses, hotels, private residential communities and various development parcels. This redevelopment effort should achieve a final sellout of close to 1,200 units and well over $1 billion in real estate value.
Mr. Méndez is a licensed civil engineer, a member of the Board of Directors of the Home Builder’s Association of Puerto Rico, an active member and ex-council member of the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the Puerto Rico Association of Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Rafael Morales graduated in 1993 from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and in 1999 completed a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. He currently manages the construction of Dorado Beach East, a community consisting of 350 high-end single homes.
Morales is a member of various construction and real estate organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, the Home Builders Association, Puerto Rico Chapter, and the American Concrete Institute.
Javier Garcia is a licensed engineer graduated from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor of science in civil engineering with a concentration in construction engineering management. In 2006 he joined PRISA Group as a project engineer for the master planned community Sabanera Dorado.
In 2012 he was named Senior Project Manager for the $49 million development and construction of the Hyatt Place Bayamon & El Tropical Casino, and currently oversees the construction of the $39 million Hyatt Place Manatí & Casino and the $29 million Hyatt House San Juan.
Garcia is a member of the “Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR)” since 2009.
Carlos F. Amy serves as Managing Director of PRISA Group, where he focuses on the development and operation of the company’s hospitality, gaming and mixed-use portfolio. In this capacity, Carlos oversees the operation of the company’s hospitality and gaming properties, including the Hyatt Place Bayamon & El Tropical Casino, Hyatt Place Manati & Casino and Hyatt House San Juan (all currently under construction), representing over $115 million in development costs. Carlos also participates in the planning, financing and development of several of PRISA’s future mixed-use projects.
Prior to joining PRISA Group, Carlos served as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce for the Government of Puerto Rico from 2009 to 2012. In this capacity, Carlos served as the principal responsible for the design, development and implementation of major government economic development initiatives, with a focus on the tourism and hospitality, urban redevelopment and film and media sectors. His major projects included leading the government’s $1.5 billion, 90-acre mixed-use redevelopment of the historic port of San Juan (“Bahía Urbana”). During his time in the Department, Carlos also served as the principal executive officer within the government with regard to all film and media matters, ultimately serving as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Motion Picture Arts, Sciences and Industry Development Corporation.
Prior to working for the Government of Puerto Rico, Carlos was an Associate in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP from 2005 to 2009. During his tenure at Simpson Thacher, Carlos represented some of world’s leading companies, with a strong focus in Latin America, in a variety of corporate transactions across the aviation, consumer goods, energy, education, food processing, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, mining, telecommunications and real estate sectors.
Carlos is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico and holds an A.B in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and a J.D from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, with a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business.
Lourdes López attained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico in 1983. She furthered her studies at New York City’s Fordham University, in 1985 earning a master’s degree in science in education. She also earned a Puerto Rico real estate broker’s license in 1991, and has since been directly involved in the higher levels of property management and sales. In 2002 López joined PRISA Group as a general manager in charge of operations and she functions as a liaison between the company and government and local agencies.