The Related Group, an international developer known for its sophisticated metropolitan ‘for-sale’ condominiums, rental and mixed-use projects, welcomes local real estate development and construction executives, Michael D’Andrea and Ed Ledger, to lead the company’s Phoenix metro area expansion.
D’Andrea will lead the office and serve as the Southwest Regional Vice President overseeing all development activities and Ledger will assume the role of Vice President of Construction. The migration of The Related Group to Arizona has opened the door to creating additional opportunities for those seeking a different level of luxury urban living.
Educated as an architect, D ’Andrea’s background in providing comprehensive development and construction services for complex, large scale, mixed-use, luxury multi-housing, and resort style hospitality projects throughout Arizona, has earned him both local and national recognition. His experience in site selection, financing, zoning, development, construction management and asset disposition are well documented. In his previous positions D’Andrea has been able to develop landmark projects and maintain positive and effective relationships with local brokers, lenders, equity partners, contractors and tenants in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. He also served as a 2-term Chairman of the Planning Commission for the City of Scottsdale, a member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Board of Stewards and most recently has been selected to the Board of Directors for the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.
Ledger has been in the construction and real estate industry in Arizona for more than 25 years, with projects throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He has led multi-faceted development and construction efforts on a wide range of projects from master planned communities and hotel resorts to golf course communities and sports venues. Ledger is a licensed General Contractor in Arizona and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of The Related Group’s construction operations in the Southwestern United States multi-family markets.
“My working relationship and dear friendship with Ed goes back 20 years,” said D’Andrea. “Arizona’s incredible economic vitality, including consistent and substantial population and employment growth, has fueled The Related Group’s interest into entering the local market and has given us both a renewed sense of excitement for what’s to come.”
With the addition of D’Andrea and Ledger, The Related Group also announces the first of three projects in Arizona, The Manor Scottsdale, set to break ground August 2020.
The Manor Scottsdale will be located at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Joan de Arc Avenue. Conveniently situated between Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland, the property provides walkability to the area’s many shops and restaurants and proximity to the Scottsdale Airport. Once completed, The Manor Scottsdale will feature 286 multifamily residential apartment homes with more than 15 floor plans from which to choose. The architecture design will include Old-world Mediterranean style detailing with highly amenitized open-air spaces and world class recreational venues located on property. The first residential units will be available in late 2021 with the grand opening of The Manor Scottsdale slated for Summer of 2022.
Ledger said, “The level of quality and innovative design is something that will inspire the people and families that choose to make The Manor Scottsdale their home.” He added, “The fact that I get to work with Mike, again, is a bonus. We both have the same passion for developing and building high quality projects here in the Valley.”
Looking ahead, the Related Group will be launching two additional multifamily projects; one in Phoenix-Deer Valley scheduled to open in 2022; and another in Chandler scheduled for 2023.
About Related Group
Established in 1979 by Jorge Perez, The Related Group is Florida’s leading developer of sophisticated metropolitan living and one of the country’s largest real estate conglomerates. Since its inception, the privately held company has built, rehabilitated and managed over 100,000 condominium, rental and commercial units. The firm is one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States with a development portfolio in excess of $40 billion in 40 years.
The Related Group has earned international status for its visionary designs and development of luxury condominiums, market-rate rentals, mixed-use centers and affordable properties – often in emerging neighborhoods that impact the lives of all demographics. The Related Group has redefined real estate by diversifying both its products and buyers, expanding internationally while also sponsoring public art installations that enhance cities’ global culture and streetscapes.
TIME Magazine named Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group, Jorge Pérez, one of the top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States. Currently, The Related Group has over 70 projects in varying phases of development. To learn more, visit relatedgroup.com.