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.

ABOUT US

Over 40 years of innovation and expansion in the real estate development business. A reputation based on excellence and customer satisfaction. An extensive record that includes residential, commercial & recreational developments. Unparalleled ability to envision, plan & execute. A Puerto Rican company.

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ABOUT US

  • Over 40 years of innovation and expansion in the real estate development business
  • A reputation based on excellence and customer satisfaction
  • An extensive record that includes residential, commercial & recreational developments
  • Unparalleled ability to envision, plan & execute
  • A Puerto Rican company

 

Since the 1960’s VRM Companies has led the way in real estate development and community improvement capabilities by consistently relying on their 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. This has led to 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.

 

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.

 

In addition to the real estate business, 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

Over 40 years of innovation and expansion in the real estate development business. A reputation based on excellence and customer satisfaction. An extensive record that includes residential, commercial & recreational developments. Unparalleled ability to envision, plan & execute. A Puerto Rican company.

READ MORE

ABOUT US

  • Over 40 years of innovation and expansion in the real estate development business
  • A reputation based on excellence and customer satisfaction
  • An extensive record that includes residential, commercial & recreational developments
  • Unparalleled ability to envision, plan & execute
  • A Puerto Rican company

 

Since the 1960’s VRM Companies has led the way in real estate development and community improvement capabilities by consistently relying on their 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. This has led to 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.

 

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.

 

In addition to the real estate business, 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.

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 principal is a highly regarded industry professional dedicated to ensuring that every endeavor VRM undertakes is of the utmost quality.

José A. Valdés

Chairman

Born in Cuba in 1939, Mr. Valdés graduated from Cornell University in 1962 with a B.S.A.E. diploma. Mr. Valdés migrated to Puerto Rico and started working in the housing construction industry as a subcontractor and later on as a General Contractor, building housing projects in many locations throughout the island.

 

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

 

He has also led VRM Companies to an ample diversification of projects, including large-scale residential and commercial developments in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, and the Dominican Republic. In addition to its core real estate business, VRM Companies is also involved in private capital investment dealings in Florida and Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Valdés remains hard at work serving as CHAIRMAN of VRM Companies.

 

 

 

José A. Valdés

José A. Valdés

Chairman

Born in Cuba in 1939, Mr. Valdés graduated from Cornell University in 1962 with a B.S.A.E. diploma. Mr. Valdés migrated to Puerto Rico and started working in the housing construction industry as a subcontractor and later on as a General Contractor, building housing projects in many locations throughout the island.

 

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

 

He has also led VRM Companies to an ample diversification of projects, including large-scale residential and commercial developments in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, and the Dominican Republic. In addition to its core real estate business, VRM Companies is also involved in private capital investment dealings in Florida and Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Valdés remains hard at work serving as CHAIRMAN of VRM Companies.

 

 

 

Chairman

José A. Valdés

Chairman

 

Born in Cuba in 1939, Mr. Valdés graduated from Cornell University in 1962 with a B.S.A.E. diploma. Mr. Valdés migrated to Puerto Rico and started working in the housing construction industry as a subcontractor and later on as a General Contractor, building housing projects in many locations throughout the island.

 

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

 

He has also led VRM Companies to an ample diversification of projects, including large-scale residential and commercial developments in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, and the Dominican Republic. In addition to its core real estate business, VRM Companies is also involved in private capital investment dealings in Florida and Puerto Rico.

 

Mr. Valdés remains hard at work serving as CHAIRMAN of VRM Companies.

 

 

 

Rafael Rojo

President & CEO

Mr. Rafael Rojo is President and CEO of VRM Companies, one of the leading real estate development companies 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 business, working directly in the construction and engineering stages and the design, planning, permits, financing, and commercialization of the real estate developments of VRM Companies.

 

He 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, Riviera. This latest project is a master-planned community between Guaynabo and Bayamón of approximately 1,008 units.

 

In recent years, Rojo has been actively involved in the diversification of VRM Companies, which has led the company to expand the presence of their developments in several US markets and the Dominican Republic. In addition, he 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 on 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 he was elected president in 2007. He served for two years as president, and today, he is still part of the board. In 2016, Rojo co-founded and is currently the 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.

 

 

Rafael Rojo

Rafael Rojo

President & CEO

Mr. Rafael Rojo is President and CEO of VRM Companies, one of the leading real estate development companies 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 business, working directly in the construction and engineering stages and the design, planning, permits, financing, and commercialization of the real estate developments of VRM Companies.

 

He 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, Riviera. This latest project is a master-planned community between Guaynabo and Bayamón of approximately 1,008 units.

 

In recent years, Rojo has been actively involved in the diversification of VRM Companies, which has led the company to expand the presence of their developments in several US markets and the Dominican Republic. In addition, he 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 on 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 he was elected president in 2007. He served for two years as president, and today, he is still part of the board. In 2016, Rojo co-founded and is currently the 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.

 

 

President & CEO

Rafael Rojo

President & CEO

 

Mr. Rafael Rojo is President and CEO of VRM Companies, one of the leading real estate development companies 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 business, working directly in the construction and engineering stages and the design, planning, permits, financing, and commercialization of the real estate developments of VRM Companies.

 

He 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, Riviera. This latest project is a master-planned community between Guaynabo and Bayamón of approximately 1,008 units.

 

In recent years, Rojo has been actively involved in the diversification of VRM Companies, which has led the company to expand the presence of their developments in several US markets and the Dominican Republic. In addition, he 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 on 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 he was elected president in 2007. He served for two years as president, and today, he is still part of the board. In 2016, Rojo co-founded and is currently the 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.

 

 

José A. Valdés, Jr.

Managing Partner

José Valdés Jr. graduated in 1990 with an MBA from the New York City College of Insurance. He began his professional career in the construction industry in 1996, working as a project supervisor at VRM Companies, one of the leading development companies in Puerto Rico.

 

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 then Managing Partner of VRM Companies, a position he currently holds. Valdés has been directly involved in 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.

 

 

 

José A. Valdés, Jr.

José A. Valdés, Jr.

Managing Partner

 

José Valdés Jr. graduated in 1990 with an MBA from the New York City College of Insurance. He began his professional career in the construction industry in 1996, working as a project supervisor at VRM Companies, one of the leading development companies in Puerto Rico.

 

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 then Managing Partner of VRM Companies, a position he currently holds. Valdés has been directly involved in 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.

 

 

Managing Partner

José A. Valdés, Jr.

Managing Partner

José Valdés Jr. graduated in 1990 with an MBA from the New York City College of Insurance. He began his professional career in the construction industry in 1996, working as a project supervisor at VRM Companies, one of the leading development companies in Puerto Rico.

 

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 then Managing Partner of VRM Companies, a position he currently holds. Valdés has been directly involved in 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.

 

 

 

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 geo-grid manufacturing, as a 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, Rodriguez 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 and developed several multi-family, mixed-use and commercial centers in Florida, Georgia, and 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, Rodriguez is a valuable asset for VRM Companies. He has helped transform its operations into a widely diversified real estate development and investment organization dedicated to developing, constructing, and selling 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 geo-grid manufacturing, as a 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, Rodriguez 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 and developed several multi-family, mixed-use and commercial centers in Florida, Georgia, and 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, Rodriguez is a valuable asset for VRM Companies. He has helped transform its operations into a widely diversified real estate development and investment organization dedicated to developing, constructing, and selling 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 geo-grid manufacturing, as a 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, Rodriguez 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 and developed several multi-family, mixed-use and commercial centers in Florida, Georgia, and 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, Rodriguez is a valuable asset for VRM Companies. He has helped transform its operations into a widely diversified real estate development and investment organization dedicated to developing, constructing, and selling 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 University of Puerto Rico.

 

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

 

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

 

After 11 years in the mortgage banking industry, Mr. Rojo had the opportunity to join VRM Companies once again in 2014. He currently leads the group’s efforts in the Dominican Republic, where VRM has completed an 18 story 77 unit high-rise residential development and a 288 unit multi-family development. Mr. Rojo is currently developing another 288 unit multi-family development, plus another 72 unit apartment high rise. He is also involved in the day-to-day activities of the companies’ residential developments in Puerto Rico.

 

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Rojo actively participates in the Puerto Rico Builders Association board since 2014. He has been a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Puerto Rico since 2011, 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 University of Puerto Rico.

 

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

 

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

 

After 11 years in the mortgage banking industry, Mr. Rojo had the opportunity to join VRM Companies once again in 2014. He currently leads the group’s efforts in the Dominican Republic, where VRM has completed an 18 story 77 unit high-rise residential development and a 288 unit multi-family development. Mr. Rojo is currently developing another 288 unit multi-family development, plus another 72 unit apartment high rise. He is also involved in the day-to-day activities of the companies’ residential developments in Puerto Rico.

 

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Rojo actively participates in the Puerto Rico Builders Association board since 2014. He has been a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Puerto Rico since 2011, 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 University of Puerto Rico.

 

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

 

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

 

After 11 years in the mortgage banking industry, Mr. Rojo had the opportunity to join VRM Companies once again in 2014. He currently leads the group’s efforts in the Dominican Republic, where VRM has completed an 18 story 77 unit high-rise residential development and a 288 unit multi-family development. Mr. Rojo is currently developing another 288 unit multi-family development, plus another 72 unit apartment high rise. He is also involved in the day-to-day activities of the companies’ residential developments in Puerto Rico.

 

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Rojo actively participates in the Puerto Rico Builders Association board since 2014. He has been a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Puerto Rico since 2011, 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 Interamerican 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 at VRM Companies as an 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 managing the accounting department for the past 22 years. This task entails managing personnel, compliance with various government agencies, communications with external auditors, developing and implementing internal controls, managing cash flow, preparing financial information for internal and external purposes, and implementing software transitions along with the company’s evolution. Under her leadership, the accounting records have been kept up to date and in compliance.

 

 

 

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 Interamerican 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 at VRM Companies as an 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 managing the accounting department for the past 22 years. This task entails managing personnel, compliance with various government agencies, communications with external auditors, developing and implementing internal controls, managing cash flow, preparing financial information for internal and external purposes, and implementing software transitions along with the company’s evolution. Under her leadership, the accounting records have been kept up to date and in compliance.

 

 

 

 

Comptroller

Lourdes Valdés

Comptroller

 

Upon completing her undergraduate studies from Boston College, Lourdes returned to Puerto Rico to pursue an MBA Degree at the Interamerican 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 at VRM Companies as an 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 managing the accounting department for the past 22 years. This task entails managing personnel, compliance with various government agencies, communications with external auditors, developing and implementing internal controls, managing cash flow, preparing financial information for internal and external purposes, and implementing software transitions along with the company’s evolution. Under her leadership, the accounting records have been kept up to date and in compliance.

 

 

 

 

Ing. Alexander Mujica

Project Manager – PR

 

Alexander Mujica, P.E, graduated in 1997 with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

He is a professional Civil Engineer with over 20 years and has an excellent mix of business operations, construction management, and finance experience. He has executed complex multi-projects ranging from $5 million to $100 million. In addition, Mr. Mujica is well versed in contract negotiations, project estimating, value engineering, document preparation, building codes, and regulations.

 

In 1997 he worked as the design engineer for Modern Continental Construction Companies based in Boston, Massachusetts. At Modern Continental, he was in charge of multi-million-dollar contracts for various phases of constructing the “Big Dig” in the Boston Area.

 

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

 

By being a member of the Builders Association of Puerto Rico, he serves on the infrastructure committee, which looks to improve and maintain reasonable regulations and expand relationships for the construction industry.

 

He joined VRM Companies in 2012, the leading construction development company on the island, and successfully completed Palacios del Sol, a 472 single-family units project in Humacao, Puerto Rico. He currently manages two housing projects in the eastern part of the island that provides safe and affordable housing to over 1,000 families while assisting in the day-to-day managerial decisions of the company. In 2017, he became a partner at VRM Companies.

 

Mr. Mujica is very passionate about the success of the company’s projects. His diverse experience and abilities in the construction industry will play a vital role in the expansion, diversification, and growth of VRM Companies.

 

 

 

 

Ing. Alexander Mujica

Ing. Alexander Mujica

Project Manager – PR

 

Alexander Mujica, P.E, graduated in 1997 with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

He is a professional Civil Engineer with over 20 years and has an excellent mix of business operations, construction management, and finance experience. He has executed complex multi-projects ranging from $5 million to $100 million. In addition, Mr. Mujica is well versed in contract negotiations, project estimating, value engineering, document preparation, building codes, and regulations.

 

In 1997 he worked as the design engineer for Modern Continental Construction Companies based in Boston, Massachusetts. At Modern Continental, he was in charge of multi-million-dollar contracts for various phases of constructing the “Big Dig” in the Boston Area.

 

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

 

By being a member of the Builders Association of Puerto Rico, he serves on the infrastructure committee, which looks to improve and maintain reasonable regulations and expand relationships for the construction industry.

 

He joined VRM Companies in 2012, the leading construction development company on the island, and successfully completed Palacios del Sol, a 472 single-family units project in Humacao, Puerto Rico. He currently manages two housing projects in the eastern part of the island that provides safe and affordable housing to over 1,000 families while assisting in the day-to-day managerial decisions of the company. In 2017, he became a partner at VRM Companies.

 

Mr. Mujica is very passionate about the success of the company’s projects. His diverse experience and abilities in the construction industry will play a vital role in the expansion, diversification, and growth of VRM Companies.

 

 

 

Project Manager - PR

Ing. Alexander Mujica

Project Manager – PR

 

Alexander Mujica, P.E, graduated in 1997 with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

He is a professional Civil Engineer with over 20 years and has an excellent mix of business operations, construction management, and finance experience. He has executed complex multi-projects ranging from $5 million to $100 million. In addition, Mr. Mujica is well versed in contract negotiations, project estimating, value engineering, document preparation, building codes, and regulations.

 

In 1997 he worked as the design engineer for Modern Continental Construction Companies based in Boston, Massachusetts. At Modern Continental, he was in charge of multi-million-dollar contracts for various phases of constructing the “Big Dig” in the Boston Area.

 

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

 

By being a member of the Builders Association of Puerto Rico, he serves on the infrastructure committee, which looks to improve and maintain reasonable regulations and expand relationships for the construction industry.

 

He joined VRM Companies in 2012, the leading construction development company on the island, and successfully completed Palacios del Sol, a 472 single-family units project in Humacao, Puerto Rico. He currently manages two housing projects in the eastern part of the island that provides safe and affordable housing to over 1,000 families while assisting in the day-to-day managerial decisions of the company. In 2017, he became a partner at VRM Companies.

 

Mr. Mujica is very passionate about the success of the company’s projects. His diverse experience and abilities in the construction industry will play a vital role in the expansion, diversification, and growth of VRM Companies.

 

 

 

 

Ceci Moreno Rojo

Project Coordinator – FL

 

Ceci Moreno Rojo graduated from Manhattanville College, New York, 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-the-job experience in real estate finance, investing, and property rehabilitation. 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 ensures 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, New York, 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 the job experience in real estate finance, investing, and property rehabilitation. 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 in charge of 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, New York, 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 the job experience in real estate finance, investing, and property rehabilitation. 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 in charge of 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

PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Year: 2019
Awarded to: Riviera Puerto Rico
Awarded by: Mortgage Bankers Association of Puerto Rico

SOCIAL INTEREST PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Year: 2019
Awarded to: Terrazas del Monte
Awarded by: Mortgage Bankers Association of Puerto Rico

RAMÍREZ DE ARELLANO AWARD

Year: 2019
Awarded to: Rafael Rojo
Awarded by: Puerto Rico Home Builders Association

BEST FOR SALE AFFORDABLE COMMUNITY

Year: 2020
Awarded to: Terrazas del Monte
Awarded by: Puerto Rico Home Builders Association

Builder of the Year

Year: 2021
Awarded to: José A. Valdés Leal
Awarded by: Homebuilders Association

Residential Market Rate Impact Award

Year: 2021
Awarded to: Riviera Court & Riviera Village
Awarded by: Homebuilders Association