Lasting Legacy

Tibor Hollo, a visionary figure in Miami’s development, leaves a remarkable legacy as a pioneer in urban development who recognized the potential for vertical growth in Downtown Miami.
Words by Yoshi Sanz | June 26, 2024 | People

Establishing legendary Florida East Coast Realty (FECR) in 1972, Tibor Hollo has, over the decades, transformed Miami’s skyline in many ways. One of his most notable achievements is Panorama Tower. At 868 feet, it stands as the tallest building in Florida and south of NYC. Additionally, his extensive real estate portfolio includes The Grand, Omni International Mall, Venetia, Biscayne Bay Marriott, Sea Isle Marina, and the Club at Brickell Bay. Currently, FECR is developing the 1,049-foot One Bayfront Plaza, further cementing Tibor’s impact. Beyond architectural contributions, he was invested in community development and philanthropy. The Tibor & Sheila Hollo Charitable Foundation partnered with Florida International University to create the Hollo School of Real Estate, which has become the leading graduate degree program of its kind in the nation. Additionally, the contributions led to the creation of a park at 1814 Brickell Ave., now known as Hollo Park. His influence extended through to preparing his sons, Jerome and Wayne, and grandson, Austin, to lead FECR, ensuring his continued legacy. He leaves an indelible mark on Miami as a builder, benefactor and innovative leader;