PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL

Through several controlled entities, VRM is also engaged in strategic investments that include securities, bonds, stocks, notes and investment lending. VRM has also diversified into several private equity and venture capital investments, like the ones highlighted below.
Through several controlled entities, VRM is also engaged in strategic investments that include securities, bonds, stocks, notes and investment lending. VRM has also diversified into several private equity and venture capital investments, like the ones highlighted below.

ABOUT US

Proven 40+ year legacy of innovation and best practices in the real estate development business. Commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction proven by their track record. Myriad developments: residential, commercial, recreational, etc. Unmatched ability to envision, plan and execute. A wholly Puerto Rican enterprise.

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ABOUT US

  • Proven 40+ year legacy of innovation and best practices in the real estate development business.
  • Commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction proven by their track record.
  • Myriad developments: residential, commercial, recreational, etc.
  • Unmatched ability to envision, plan and execute.
  • A wholly Puerto Rican enterprise.

 

Since the 1960s, VRM Companies’ partners have stood out for their market-leading real estate development and community improvement capabilities, consistently building on its pioneering spirit. As one of the largest and most complete real estate developers in the Caribbean, VRM has been instrumental to Puerto Rico’s socioeconomic growth through the development and construction of over 10,000 homes, more than 50 single family and multi-family communities, 4,000 subdivided lots for residential, recreational and other uses, and over 250,000 square-feet of commercial projects.

 

Moreover, in recent years VRM has expanded its services to the U.S. mainland and international markets, developing residential and commercial projects in North Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, Arizona, Florida, and the Dominican Republic.

ABOUT US

Proven 40+ year legacy of innovation and best practices in the real estate development business. Commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction proven by their track record. Myriad developments: residential, commercial, recreational, etc. Unmatched ability to envision, plan and execute. A wholly Puerto Rican enterprise.

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ABOUT US

  • Proven 40+ year legacy of innovation and best practices in the real estate development business.
  • Commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction proven by their track record.
  • Myriad developments: residential, commercial, recreational, etc.
  • Unmatched ability to envision, plan and execute.
  • A wholly Puerto Rican enterprise.

 

Since the 1960s, VRM Companies’ partners have stood out for their market-leading real estate development and community improvement capabilities, consistently building on its pioneering spirit. As one of the largest and most complete real estate developers in the Caribbean, VRM has been instrumental to Puerto Rico’s socioeconomic growth through the development and construction of over 10,000 homes, more than 50 single family and multi-family communities, 4,000 subdivided lots for residential, recreational and other uses, and over 250,000 square-feet of commercial projects.

 

Moreover, in recent years VRM has expanded its services to the U.S. mainland and international markets, developing residential and commercial projects in North Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, Arizona, Florida, and the Dominican Republic.

PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL

Through several controlled entities, VRM is also engaged in strategic investments that include securities, bonds, stocks, notes and investment lending. VRM has also diversified into several private equity and venture capital investments, like the ones highlighted below.

OUR VISION

Leadership. Commitment. Development. Innovation. Excellence. Customer Satisfaction. We’re a company built for generations to come.

TEAM

Visionary. Experienced. Enterprising. Committed. These are some of the qualities that best describe the leadership team at VRM Companies. Each company principle is a highly regarded industry professional committed to ensuring that every endeavor and enterprise VRM undertakes be of the utmost quality.

José A. Valdés

Chairman

 

Born in Cuba in 1939. Studied elementary and secondary school at Colegio Belen in Havana, graduating in 1958. After graduating from Cornell University in 1962 with a B.S.A.E diploma. Mr. Valdés migrated to Puerto Rico. and started to work in the housing construction industry, first as sub-contractor and within three years became a General Contractor, building housing projects in many locations throughout the island.

 

In 1976, became partner in Empresas Rojo. a highly reputable housing development company in Puerto Rico, becoming its President in 1988. His vision led him to evolve that company into the highly successful VRM COMPANIES. Up to date, Mr. Valdés has been involved in the development, construction and sale of over 12,000 housing units in more than 70 different projects in Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Valdés, has also led VRM COMPANIES into a wide diversification that includes large scale residential and commercial projects in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona and most recently. Dominican Republic. Besides its core real estate business, VRM COMPANIES is also involved in private capital investment deals in Florida and Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Valdés remains hard at work serving as CHAIRMAN of VRM COMPANIES and committed to supporting and improving the corporate social policy on all the communities where the companies do business.

José A. Valdés

José A. Valdés

Chairman

 

Born in Cuba in 1939. Studied elementary and secondary school at Colegio Belen in Havana, graduating in 1958. After graduating from Cornell University in 1962 with a B.S.A.E diploma. Mr. Valdés migrated to Puerto Rico. and started to work in the housing construction industry, first as sub-contractor and within three years became a General Contractor, building housing projects in many locations throughout the island.

 

In 1976, became partner in Empresas Rojo. a highly reputable housing development company in Puerto Rico, becoming its President in 1988. His vision led him to evolve that company into the highly successful VRM COMPANIES. Up to date, Mr. Valdés has been involved in the development, construction and sale of over 12,000 housing units in more than 70 different projects in Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Valdés, has also led VRM COMPANIES into a wide diversification that includes large scale residential and commercial projects in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona and most recently. Dominican Republic. Besides its core real estate business, VRM COMPANIES is also involved in private capital investment deals in Florida and Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Valdés remains hard at work serving as CHAIRMAN of VRM COMPANIES and committed to supporting and improving the corporate social policy on all the communities where the companies do business.

Chairman

José A. Valdés

Chairman

 

Born in Cuba in 1939. Studied elementary and secondary school at Colegio Belen in Havana, graduating in 1958. After graduating from Cornell University in 1962 with a B.S.A.E diploma. Mr. Valdés migrated to Puerto Rico. and started to work in the housing construction industry, first as sub-contractor and within three years became a General Contractor, building housing projects in many locations throughout the island.

 

In 1976, became partner in Empresas Rojo. a highly reputable housing development company in Puerto Rico, becoming its President in 1988. His vision led him to evolve that company into the highly successful VRM COMPANIES. Up to date, Mr. Valdés has been involved in the development, construction and sale of over 12,000 housing units in more than 70 different projects in Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Valdés, has also led VRM COMPANIES into a wide diversification that includes large scale residential and commercial projects in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona and most recently. Dominican Republic. Besides its core real estate business, VRM COMPANIES is also involved in private capital investment deals in Florida and Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Valdés remains hard at work serving as CHAIRMAN of VRM COMPANIES and committed to supporting and improving the corporate social policy on all the communities where the companies do business.

Rafael Rojo

President & CEO

 

Mr. Rafael Rojo is President and CEO of VRM Companies, one of the leading companies in the real estate development industry in Puerto Rico. He graduated with a double major in Economics and Business from Springfield College and began his professional career in the housing industry in 1996, working as a project supervisor. His discipline and focus kept him involved in all aspects of the housing business, working directly in the construction and engineering stages, as well as in the design, planning, permits, financing, and commercialization of the real estate developments of VRM Companies.

 

Rafael Rojo has successfully supervised and managed the development and construction of several large-scale developments such as Los Palacios in Toa Alta (1,900 units), Palacios de Humacao (1,125 units), Plaza los Palacios Shopping Center, Estancias de los Artesanos (432) units) and more recently, together with his business partner José Valdés, the development of Riviera. A planned community between Guaynabo and Bayamón of 1,008 units and a tennis center.

 

In recent years, Rojo has been actively involved in the diversification of VRM COMPANIES, which has led the company to expand its development presence in several US markets and in the Dominican Republic. In addition, Rojo and his associates have expanded their diversification through strategic capital investments, including Million Air San Juan Corp., an aviation services company and Ron del Barrilito, the oldest rum brand in Puerto Rico, among other investments.

 

In addition to his role in VRM, Rojo’s concern for Puerto Rico has led him to become actively involved in important political and economic issues for the island. Since 2005, Rojo has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Builders of Puerto Rico, an important organization for which in 2007 he was elected president. He served for two years as president and today he is still part of the board. In 2016, Rojo co-founded and is currently president of “Bonistas del Patio”, which was created to defend the important capital base represented by the holders of local bonds in Puerto Rico. Rojo is also a member of the board of directors of the Puerto Rico Industrial Association and has also been active as a spokesperson for the Private Sector Coalition, leading several initiatives to protect and improve the commercial conditions of the private sector in Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Rojo has been recognized for his hard work and diverse roles in important public policy and economic issues, including the Caribbean business person of the year, the SME Top Management award in construction and the industry defense award of the year from Builders Association of Puerto Rico.

Rafael Rojo

Rafael Rojo

President & CEO

 

Mr. Rafael Rojo is CEO and President at VRM Companies. He graduated with a double major in Economics and Business from Springfield College and began his professional career in the housing industry in 1996 working as a project supervisor in VRM. His discipline and hands-on approach got him involved in all aspects of the housing business, working directly in the construction and engineering stages as well as the design, planning, permitting, financing and marketing of VRM’s real estate developments.

 

In the year 2000, Rafael Rojo became a Managing Partner and VP for VRM, position through which he has overseen and directed the development and construction of over several successful large scale developments such as: Los Palacios in Toa Alta (1,900 units), Palacios de Humacao (1,125 Units) and Plaza los Palacios Shopping Center.

 

In recent years, Rojo has been actively involved in the diversification of VRM, which has led the firm to extend its development footprint into several US markets and the Dominican Republic. Also, Rojo along with his partners have widened their diversification through several private equity and venture capital investments in US and PR companies, which include Million Air San Juan Corp-an FBO and aviation services company-and Ron del Barrilito, Puerto Rico’s oldest rum manufacturer, among other investments.

 

Besides his managing role in VRM, Rojo’s concern for Puerto Rico have led him to become active in important public policy and economic issues for the island. Since 2005, Rojo has served in the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Builders Association, an important organization for which in 2007 he was elected President, served for two years and today still sits in the board. In 2016 Rojo co-founded and is currently Chairman of “Bonistas del Patio”, which was created to defend the important capital base that local Puerto Rico bondholders represent. Rojo is also a board member for the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association and has also been active as a spokesperson for the Private Sector Coalition leading several initiatives to protect and improve the business conditions of the private sector in Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Rojo has been recognized for his hard work and roles in various efforts on important public policy and economic issues, among them are: Caribbean Business Person of the Year, SME Top Management Award in Construction and the Industries Defense Award from the Puerto Rico Builders Association.

President & CEO

Rafael Rojo

President & CEO

 

Mr. Rafael Rojo is CEO and President at VRM Companies. He graduated with a double major in Economics and Business from Springfield College and began his professional career in the housing industry in 1996 working as a project supervisor in VRM. His discipline and hands-on approach got him involved in all aspects of the housing business, working directly in the construction and engineering stages as well as the design, planning, permitting, financing and marketing of VRM’s real estate developments.

 

In the year 2000, Rafael Rojo became a Managing Partner and VP for VRM, position through which he has overseen and directed the development and construction of over several successful large scale developments such as: Los Palacios in Toa Alta (1,900 units), Palacios de Humacao (1,125 Units) and Plaza los Palacios Shopping Center.

 

In recent years, Rojo has been actively involved in the diversification of VRM, which has led the firm to extend its development footprint into several US markets and the Dominican Republic. Also, Rojo along with his partners have widened their diversification through several private equity and venture capital investments in US and PR companies, which include Million Air San Juan Corp-an FBO and aviation services company-and Ron del Barrilito, Puerto Rico’s oldest rum manufacturer, among other investments.

 

Besides his managing role in VRM, Rojo’s concern for Puerto Rico have led him to become active in important public policy and economic issues for the island. Since 2005, Rojo has served in the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Builders Association, an important organization for which in 2007 he was elected President, served for two years and today still sits in the board. In 2016 Rojo co-founded and is currently Chairman of “Bonistas del Patio”, which was created to defend the important capital base that local Puerto Rico bondholders represent. Rojo is also a board member for the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association and has also been active as a spokesperson for the Private Sector Coalition leading several initiatives to protect and improve the business conditions of the private sector in Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Rojo has been recognized for his hard work and roles in various efforts on important public policy and economic issues, among them are: Caribbean Business Person of the Year, SME Top Management Award in Construction and the Industries Defense Award from the Puerto Rico Builders Association.

José A. Valdés, Jr.

Managing Partner

 

Mr. José Valdés, Jr. was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated with an MBA in 1990 from the Insurance College of New York. He began his professional career in the construction industry in 1996 working as a project supervisor at EMPRESAS VRM, one of the main development companies in Puerto Rico, specializing in residential communities and responsible for more than 20,000 housing units built and delivered on the island.

 

His discipline and focus involved him in all aspects of the housing business. From working directly in the planning stages, to permits, financing, marketing, engineering, and construction stages.

 

In 2000, José A. Valdés, Jr. became vice president and partner of EMPRESAS VRM, a position he currently holds which allows him to personally supervise the development and construction of more than 5,000 units, including successful developments such as Montecasino III , Alturas de Montecasino, Mansiones de Montecasino I and II, Brisas de Montecasino, Terrazas de Montecasino, Paseo Real, Paseo del Sol, Paseo Las Olas, Paseo Los Corales I and II, Colinas del Prado, Villas del Prado, Chalets de la Fuente I & II, and Estancia de los Artesanos.

 

Even in today’s difficult market in Puerto Rico, Valdés Jr. is overseeing two successfully planned communities, Riviera in Bayamón and Terrazas del Monte in Las Piedras.

José A. Valdés, Jr.

José A. Valdés, Jr.

Managing Partner

 

Mr. José Valdés, Jr was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. An M.B.A., graduate in 1990 from The College of Insurance in New York City. He began his professional career in the housing industry in 1996 working as project supervisor in Empresas VRM, one of Puerto Rico’s leading development firms specializing in master planned residential communities and responsible for over 18,000 housing units built and delivered in the island.

 

His discipline and hands-on approach got him involved in all aspects of the housing business, working directly in the planning, permitting, financing, marketing, engineering and construction stages.

 

In the year 2000, José A. Valdés, Jr. became vice-president and partner of Empresas VRM, position he currently holds and which has allowed him to personally oversee the development and construction of over 5,000 units including successful developments as Montecasino III, Montecasino Heights, Mansiones de Montecasino I y II, Brisas de Montecasino, Terrazas de Montecasino, Paseo Real, Paseo del Sol, Paseo Las Olas, Paseo Los Corales I & II, Colinas del Prado, Villas del Prado and, Chalets de la Fuente I & II.

 

Even in today’s tough market in Puerto Rico, Valdés Jr, is overseeing a successful master planned community of 675 units in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico which commenced late in 2016 and has already delivered over 300 units.

Managing Partner

José A. Valdés, Jr.

Managing Partner

 

Mr. José Valdés, Jr was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. An M.B.A., graduate in 1990 from The College of Insurance in New York City. He began his professional career in the housing industry in 1996 working as project supervisor in Empresas VRM, one of Puerto Rico’s leading development firms specializing in master planned residential communities and responsible for over 18,000 housing units built and delivered in the island.

 

His discipline and hands-on approach got him involved in all aspects of the housing business, working directly in the planning, permitting, financing, marketing, engineering and construction stages.

 

In the year 2000, José A. Valdés, Jr. became vice-president and partner of Empresas VRM, position he currently holds and which has allowed him to personally oversee the development and construction of over 5,000 units including successful developments as Montecasino III, Montecasino Heights, Mansiones de Montecasino I y II, Brisas de Montecasino, Terrazas de Montecasino, Paseo Real, Paseo del Sol, Paseo Las Olas, Paseo Los Corales I & II, Colinas del Prado, Villas del Prado and, Chalets de la Fuente I & II.

 

Even in today’s tough market in Puerto Rico, Valdés Jr, is overseeing a successful master planned community of 675 units in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico which commenced late in 2016 and has already delivered over 300 units.

Diego R. Rodríguez

Managing Partner

 

Diego Rodriguez graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Miami. Mr. Rodriguez later joined Tensar Earth Technologies, an industry leader in geotechnical engineering solutions and geogrid manufacturing, as Sales Engineer for Latin America. This position provided Mr. Rodriguez the opportunity to utilize both his engineering and business school education while traveling and working in different Latin-American markets. Eventually, this led Mr. Rodríguez to Puerto Rico where he was able to pursue his career goal in real estate development and in 1995 he joined VRM Companies as a Partner and Project Manager. At this position, Rodríguez directly managed the development and construction of over 1,900 residential units in various master planned communities throughout the south of Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Rodriguez, as one of the managing partners, relocated to Florida in 2011 to head VRM’s expansion into the United States. Since then, he has successfully led various strategic land acquisitions as well as the development of several multifamily, mixed use and commercial centers in Florida, Georgia and in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

With over 23 years of experience in real estate market analysis, site evaluation and acquisition, engineering and architectural review, construction contract coordination and implementation, as well as sales, marketing and management supervision, Rodríguez is a valuable asset for VRM Companies, which has transformed its operations into a widely diversified real estate development and investment organization dedicated to the development, construction, and sales of single and multi-family residential projects, multi-family rentals, and commercial centers.

Diego R. Rodríguez

Diego R. Rodríguez

Managing Partner

 

Diego Rodriguez graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Miami. Mr. Rodriguez later joined Tensar Earth Technologies, an industry leader in geotechnical engineering solutions and geogrid manufacturing, as Sales Engineer for Latin America. This position provided Mr. Rodriguez the opportunity to utilize both his engineering and business school education while traveling and working in different Latin-American markets. Eventually, this led Mr. Rodríguez to Puerto Rico where he was able to pursue his career goal in real estate development and in 1995 he joined VRM Companies as a Partner and Project Manager. At this position, Rodríguez directly managed the development and construction of over 1,900 residential units in various master planned communities throughout the south of Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Rodriguez, as one of the managing partners, relocated to Florida in 2011 to head VRM’s expansion into the United States. Since then, he has successfully led various strategic land acquisitions as well as the development of several multifamily, mixed use and commercial centers in Florida, Georgia and in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

With over 23 years of experience in real estate market analysis, site evaluation and acquisition, engineering and architectural review, construction contract coordination and implementation, as well as sales, marketing and management supervision, Rodríguez is a valuable asset for VRM Companies, which has transformed its operations into a widely diversified real estate development and investment organization dedicated to the development, construction, and sales of single and multi-family residential projects, multi-family rentals, and commercial centers.

Managing Partner

Diego R. Rodríguez

Managing Partner

 

Diego Rodriguez graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Miami. Mr. Rodriguez later joined Tensar Earth Technologies, an industry leader in geotechnical engineering solutions and geogrid manufacturing, as Sales Engineer for Latin America. This position provided Mr. Rodriguez the opportunity to utilize both his engineering and business school education while traveling and working in different Latin-American markets. Eventually, this led Mr. Rodríguez to Puerto Rico where he was able to pursue his career goal in real estate development and in 1995 he joined VRM Companies as a Partner and Project Manager. At this position, Rodríguez directly managed the development and construction of over 1,900 residential units in various master planned communities throughout the south of Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Rodriguez, as one of the managing partners, relocated to Florida in 2011 to head VRM’s expansion into the United States. Since then, he has successfully led various strategic land acquisitions as well as the development of several multifamily, mixed use and commercial centers in Florida, Georgia and in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

With over 23 years of experience in real estate market analysis, site evaluation and acquisition, engineering and architectural review, construction contract coordination and implementation, as well as sales, marketing and management supervision, Rodríguez is a valuable asset for VRM Companies, which has transformed its operations into a widely diversified real estate development and investment organization dedicated to the development, construction, and sales of single and multi-family residential projects, multi-family rentals, and commercial centers.

Agustín Rojo

Managing Partner – DR

 

In 2001, Mr. Agustin Rojo earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He later obtained a law degree from the InterAmerican Univeristy of Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Rojo began his professional career in 2001 in real estate development as an Assistant Project Manager for VRM Companies.

 

In 2003, Mr. Rojo evolves his career by joining FEMBi Mortgage as Marketing Manager. He was later promoted Executive Vice President of FEMBi where he was responsible for the mortgage banks Puerto Rico operations.

 

After 11 years in the Mortgage banking industry, in 2014, Mr. Rojo enthusiastically joins VRM Companies once again where he currently leads the group’s efforts in the Dominican Republic.

 

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Rojo actively participates in the board of the Puerto Rico Builders Association since 2014 and from 2011 has been a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Puerto Rico where he was honored to be chosen by his colleagues as President from 2013-2015.

Agustín Rojo

Agustín Rojo

Managing Partner – DR

 

In 2001, Mr. Agustin Rojo earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He later obtained a law degree from the InterAmerican Univeristy of Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Rojo began his professional career in 2001 in real estate development as an Assistant Project Manager for VRM Companies.

 

In 2003, Mr. Rojo evolves his career by joining FEMBi Mortgage as Marketing Manager. He was later promoted Executive Vice President of FEMBi where he was responsible for the mortgage banks Puerto Rico operations.

 

After 11 years in the Mortgage banking industry, in 2014, Mr. Rojo enthusiastically joins VRM Companies once again where he currently leads the group’s efforts in the Dominican Republic.

 

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Rojo actively participates in the board of the Puerto Rico Builders Association since 2014 and from 2011 has been a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Puerto Rico where he was honored to be chosen by his colleagues as President from 2013-2015.

Managing Partner - DR

Agustín Rojo

Managing Partner – DR

 

In 2001, Mr. Agustin Rojo earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He later obtained a law degree from the InterAmerican Univeristy of Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Rojo began his professional career in 2001 in real estate development as an Assistant Project Manager for VRM Companies.

 

In 2003, Mr. Rojo evolves his career by joining FEMBi Mortgage as Marketing Manager. He was later promoted Executive Vice President of FEMBi where he was responsible for the mortgage banks Puerto Rico operations.

 

After 11 years in the Mortgage banking industry, in 2014, Mr. Rojo enthusiastically joins VRM Companies once again where he currently leads the group’s efforts in the Dominican Republic.

 

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Rojo actively participates in the board of the Puerto Rico Builders Association since 2014 and from 2011 has been a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Puerto Rico where he was honored to be chosen by his colleagues as President from 2013-2015.

Lourdes Valdés

Comptroller

 

Upon completing her undergraduate studies from Boston College, Lourdes returned to Puerto Rico to pursue an MBA Degree at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Soon after obtaining her master’s degree, Lourdes worked at a local Accounting firm as an auditor. In 1994, Lourdes began working for VRM Companies as assistant comptroller. After obtaining her CPA license in 1996, Lourdes was promoted to the position of Comptroller.

 

During the past thirty years, VRM Companies has developed into a Real Estate, Financing, and Investment Conglomerate. As comptroller, Lourdes has been responsible for the management of the accounting department of VRM Companies for the past 22 years. Heading the accounting department has been a task that entails managing personnel, compliance with various government agencies, communications with external auditors, developing and implement internal controls, managing cash flow, preparation of financial information for internal and external purposes, implementing software transitions as the company has grown. With a dedicated team of employees, the accounting records have been kept up to date and in compliance through the years.

Lourdes Valdés

Lourdes Valdés

Comptroller

 

Upon completing her undergraduate studies from Boston College, Lourdes returned to Puerto Rico to pursue an MBA Degree at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Soon after obtaining her master’s degree, Lourdes worked at a local Accounting firm as an auditor. In 1994, Lourdes began working for VRM Companies as assistant comptroller. After obtaining her CPA license in 1996, Lourdes was promoted to the position of Comptroller.

 

During the past thirty years, VRM Companies has developed into a Real Estate, Financing, and Investment Conglomerate. As comptroller, Lourdes has been responsible for the management of the accounting department of VRM Companies for the past 22 years. Heading the accounting department has been a task that entails managing personnel, compliance with various government agencies, communications with external auditors, developing and implement internal controls, managing cash flow, preparation of financial information for internal and external purposes, implementing software transitions as the company has grown. With a dedicated team of employees, the accounting records have been kept up to date and in compliance through the years.

Comptroller

Lourdes Valdés

Comptroller

 

Upon completing her undergraduate studies from Boston College, Lourdes returned to Puerto Rico to pursue an MBA Degree at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Soon after obtaining her master’s degree, Lourdes worked at a local Accounting firm as an auditor. In 1994, Lourdes began working for VRM Companies as assistant comptroller. After obtaining her CPA license in 1996, Lourdes was promoted to the position of Comptroller.

 

During the past thirty years, VRM Companies has developed into a Real Estate, Financing, and Investment Conglomerate. As comptroller, Lourdes has been responsible for the management of the accounting department of VRM Companies for the past 22 years. Heading the accounting department has been a task that entails managing personnel, compliance with various government agencies, communications with external auditors, developing and implement internal controls, managing cash flow, preparation of financial information for internal and external purposes, implementing software transitions as the company has grown. With a dedicated team of employees, the accounting records have been kept up to date and in compliance through the years.

Ing. Alexander Mujica

Project Manager – PR

 

Alexander Mújica, P.E., born in 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Graduated in 1997 and obtained a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

A 20 years Civil Engineer professional with an excellent mix of business operations, construction management and finance experience. Executed complex multi-projects ranging from $5 million to $100 million. Versed in contract negotiations, project estimating, value engineering, document preparation, building codes and regulations.

 

Based in Boston, Massachusetts in 1997. Worked as a Design Engineer for Modern Continental Construction Companies. Modern Continental was in charge of multi-billion dollar contracts for various phases of the construction of the “Big Dig” in the Boston Area.

 

After a couple of years, returned to Puerto Rico to work as a Project Engineer and Project Manager for Levitt Homes Corporation, one of the biggest housing developers in the island. In 2008, became Assistant Vice President of Operations in charge of construction operations for a diversity of complex projects around the metropolitan area. Projects included: site design, highway, bridge, potable water and sanitary pump stations construction for extensive planned communities.

 

Being a member of the of the Puerto Rico Builders Association, serves in the infrastructure committee looking to improve and maintain reasonable regulations and expand relationship for the construction industry.

 

Joined Empresas VRM in 2012, the primary construction development company in the island. Successfully completed Palacios del Sol, a 472 single family units project in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Actually manages two housing projects in the east part of the island providing safe and affordable houses to over 1,000 families. Assist in the day-to-day managerial decisions of the company. In 2017, became partner of Empresas VRM.

 

Passionate for the success of the company’s projects, diverse experience and abilities in the construction industry, will collaborate in the expansion, diversification and growth of Empresas VRM.

Ing. Alexander Mujica

Ing. Alexander Mujica

Project Manager – PR

 

Alexander Mújica, P.E., born in 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Graduated in 1997 and obtained a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

A 20 years Civil Engineer professional with an excellent mix of business operations, construction management and finance experience. Executed complex multi-projects ranging from $5 million to $100 million. Versed in contract negotiations, project estimating, value engineering, document preparation, building codes and regulations.

 

Based in Boston, Massachusetts in 1997. Worked as a Design Engineer for Modern Continental Construction Companies. Modern Continental was in charge of multi-billion dollar contracts for various phases of the construction of the “Big Dig” in the Boston Area.

 

After a couple of years, returned to Puerto Rico to work as a Project Engineer and Project Manager for Levitt Homes Corporation, one of the biggest housing developers in the island. In 2008, became Assistant Vice President of Operations in charge of construction operations for a diversity of complex projects around the metropolitan area. Projects included: site design, highway, bridge, potable water and sanitary pump stations construction for extensive planned communities.

 

Being a member of the of the Puerto Rico Builders Association, serves in the infrastructure committee looking to improve and maintain reasonable regulations and expand relationship for the construction industry.

 

Joined Empresas VRM in 2012, the primary construction development company in the island. Successfully completed Palacios del Sol, a 472 single family units project in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Actually manages two housing projects in the east part of the island providing safe and affordable houses to over 1,000 families. Assist in the day-to-day managerial decisions of the company. In 2017, became partner of Empresas VRM.

 

Passionate for the success of the company’s projects, diverse experience and abilities in the construction industry, will collaborate in the expansion, diversification and growth of Empresas VRM.

Project Manager - PR

Ing. Alexander Mujica

Project Manager – PR

 

Alexander Mújica, P.E., born in 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Graduated in 1997 and obtained a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

A 20 years Civil Engineer professional with an excellent mix of business operations, construction management and finance experience. Executed complex multi-projects ranging from $5 million to $100 million. Versed in contract negotiations, project estimating, value engineering, document preparation, building codes and regulations.

 

Based in Boston, Massachusetts in 1997. Worked as a Design Engineer for Modern Continental Construction Companies. Modern Continental was in charge of multi-billion dollar contracts for various phases of the construction of the “Big Dig” in the Boston Area.

 

After a couple of years, returned to Puerto Rico to work as a Project Engineer and Project Manager for Levitt Homes Corporation, one of the biggest housing developers in the island. In 2008, became Assistant Vice President of Operations in charge of construction operations for a diversity of complex projects around the metropolitan area. Projects included: site design, highway, bridge, potable water and sanitary pump stations construction for extensive planned communities.

 

Being a member of the of the Puerto Rico Builders Association, serves in the infrastructure committee looking to improve and maintain reasonable regulations and expand relationship for the construction industry.

 

Joined Empresas VRM in 2012, the primary construction development company in the island. Successfully completed Palacios del Sol, a 472 single family units project in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Actually manages two housing projects in the east part of the island providing safe and affordable houses to over 1,000 families. Assist in the day-to-day managerial decisions of the company. In 2017, became partner of Empresas VRM.

 

Passionate for the success of the company’s projects, diverse experience and abilities in the construction industry, will collaborate in the expansion, diversification and growth of Empresas VRM.

Ceci Moreno Rojo

Project Coordinator – FL

 

Ceci Moreno Rojo graduated from Manhattanville College, NY, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance. She later studied Industrial Design at the Academy of Art University of San Francisco and in 2006 settled in Miami, Florida.

 

Ceci is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker with on-th-job experience in real estate finance, investing, and property rehabs. Her knowledge of the Florida real estate market coupled with her love for design and construction, led her to VRM Companies in 2015, where she handles the day to day operations of VRM’s developments in Florida.

 

As Project Coordinator, she is tasked with ensuring successful outcomes at all stages of project development including: market research, design, permitting, construction, quality control, sales, and customer service.

Ceci Moreno Rojo

Ceci Moreno Rojo

Project Coordinator – FL

 

Ceci Moreno Rojo graduated from Manhattanville College, NY, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance. She later studied Industrial Design at the Academy of Art University of San Francisco and in 2006 settled in Miami, Florida.

 

Ceci is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker with on-th-job experience in real estate finance, investing, and property rehabs. Her knowledge of the Florida real estate market coupled with her love for design and construction, led her to VRM Companies in 2015, where she handles the day to day operations of VRM’s developments in Florida.

 

As Project Coordinator, she is tasked with ensuring successful outcomes at all stages of project development including: market research, design, permitting, construction, quality control, sales, and customer service.

PROJECT COORDINATOR - FL

Ceci Moreno Rojo

Project Coordinator – FL

 

Ceci Moreno Rojo graduated from Manhattanville College, NY, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance. She later studied Industrial Design at the Academy of Art University of San Francisco and in 2006 settled in Miami, Florida.

 

Ceci is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker with on-th-job experience in real estate finance, investing, and property rehabs. Her knowledge of the Florida real estate market coupled with her love for design and construction, led her to VRM Companies in 2015, where she handles the day to day operations of VRM’s developments in Florida.

 

As Project Coordinator, she is tasked with ensuring successful outcomes at all stages of project development including: market research, design, permitting, construction, quality control, sales, and customer service.

Miguel A. Martínez

PARTNER

Ceci Montilla Rojo

PARTNER

RECENT NOTABLE DEVELOPMENTS

COMPLETED PROJECTS

  • Residential Developments

  • COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS

  • Land Development

  • Current & Future

AWARDS

MULTI-FAMILY PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Year: 1998
Awarded to: Paseo Real
Awarded by: Homebuilders Association

PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Year: 1999
Awarded to: Montecasino Heights
Awarded by: Homebuilders Association

HOMEBUILDER OF THE YEAR

Year: 2004
Awarded to: José A. Valdés Leal
Awarded by: Homebuilders Association

MULTI-FAMILY PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Year: 2005
Awarded to: Paseo Los Corales
Awarded by: Homebuilders Association

RAMÍREZ DE ARELLANO AWARD

Year: 2006
Awarded to: José A. Valdés Leal
Awarded by: Homebuilders Association

TOP EXECUTIVE IN THE CONSTRUCTION AREA 2007-2008

Year: 2007
Awarded to: Rafael Rojo
Awarded by: Sales and Marketing Executives of Puerto Rico (SMEPR)

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Year: 2008
Awarded to: Rafael Rojo
Awarded by: Caribbean Business

BUILDER OF THE DECADE

Year: 2011
Awarded to: José A. Valdés Leal / VRM Group
Awarded by: Homebuilders Association

GUARDIAN OF THE INDUSTRY

Year: 2012
Awarded to: Rafael Rojo
Awarded by: Homebuilders Association

SOCIAL INTEREST DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR

Year: 2013
Awarded to: Villas del Prado
Awarded by: Homebuilders Association

OBRA DE IMPACTO - VIVIENDA

Year: 2017
Awarded to: Estancias de los Artesanos
Awarded by: Asociación de Constructores de Puerto Rico