Louis Birdman, who created the AutoHouse concept, is an avid collector of automobiles and motorcycles with a lifelong passion for automotive design. He is the founder of Birdman Real Estate Development, LLC (d/b/a BRD), and, over the past three decades, has taken a leadership role in the development of over 70 condominium development projects, comprising more than 18,000 units nationwide with an aggregate sales value in excess of $3 Billion. Mr. Birdman has had extensive success in property acquisitions, dispositions, entitlements, financing, planning, design, construction, sales, and marketing.

Mr. Birdman has been a principal investor in numerous real estate development projects nationwide. He has been involved in the development of high-rise condominium properties in Miami, including the Emerald at Brickell Condominium, Vue at Brickell Condominium, and The DaVinci Condominium. He is currently the co-developer of One Thousand Museum, a 62-story ultra-luxury high-rise condominium tower that is the centerpiece of Miami’s Museum Park and was designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid. Mr. Birdman is also a co-developer of the planned redevelopment of the iconic Diplomat Golf and Country Club, a 140-acre golf resort, yacht and racquet club located in Hallandale Beach, Florida

Mr. Birdman is the founder and principal of Louis Birdman Architect, PA, an architectural consulting firm that provides consulting services to developers of real estate in related and unrelated entities. He has been a registered architect licensed in multiple jurisdictions in the United States, including Florida, since 1989.

Jay Massirman

Jay Massirman is the founder and managing principal of Rivergate Companies, a diversified real estate investment, development and management firm headquartered in Miami, Florida. Mr. Massirman has 30 years’ experience in the real estate business and has participated in nearly $1 billion in principal transactions. Prior to forming Rivergate Companies, Mr. Massirman spent 20 years with CBRE, a global real estate service provider. As a Vice Chairman, he was actively involved in the sale and financing of more than 400 transactions with an aggregate value of $10 billion.

Through another venture, Mr. Massirman, along with MCSS Development, currently has 10 urban self-storage deals under development and 10 additional sites in progress, with an aggregate construction value in excess of $200 million. These facilities are primarily situated in high-profile locations and will cater to an upscale storage audience. The group is considering adjunct uses such as wine and art storage in select projects.