Willy A. Bermello

Willy A. Bermello, AIA, AICP is an Investor/Partner in the Company and President and CEO of BAP Development, Inc., a real estate development company specializing in mixed-use urban in-fill projects throughout South Florida. Founded in 1998, BAP has over1, 200 luxury residential units in South Florida; and investments in excess of $750 million. Mr. Bermello is also Chairman, CEO and Founder of Bermello, Ajamil & Partners Inc. (B&A), a leading South Florida architecture and engineering firm ranked by Inc. 500 among the fastest growing private companies in the United States. He is a Florida registered architect with more than 30 years of experience in international practice. He holds Masters degrees in architecture and planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Florida where he graduated magna cum laude and as AIA Student Silver Medallist. Mr. Bermello is the recipient of numerous architecture and urban design awards, among them the "Excellence in Architecture" award from the Florida Association of AIA, "Architect of the Year" award from the Latin Builders Association, the "Gold Medal in Architecture" from the Association of Cuban Architects, the 1992 Civil Rights Volunteer Leadership Award, and the 1992 "Hillard T. Smith Silver Medal and Community Service Award" from the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Bermello is an active member of the South Florida community. He has been appointed by three Governors and other elected officials to numerous state commissions, local advisory boards and leadership positions in civic organizations. He served over nine years as Chairman of the City of Miami'sUrban Development Review Board; and is a Past President of the Latin Builders Association. Mr. Bermello is also a member of the Orange Bowl Committee; a past President of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana; a past President of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce; and Founder and past President of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. Mr. Bermello is on the Board of Directors at Colonial Bank of South Florida. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the South Florida Gang Outreach; and the University of Florida Foundation.

Mixed-Use Development * Opera Place, West Palm Beach, Florida * Harbourside, Jupiter, Florida * The Cypress Club, Fort Myers, Florida * Onyx II, Miami, Florida * Onyx on the Bay, Miami, Florida * 610 Clematis, West Palm Beach, Florida * Summit Brickell, Miami, Florida * Douglas Grand, Coral Gables, Florida * The Aston, Miami, Florida

Education Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1975 Master of City Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 1975 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Florida, 1973

Registration Registered Architect, State of Florida, 1974 - No. AR-0007200

Professional Affiliations American Institute of Architects American Institute of Certified Planners

BAP Development, Inc * Brickell View, Miami, Florida * Parc Lofts, Miami, Florida * The Colonnade, Miami, Florida * Skyline on Brickell, Miami, Florida * Park Place, Miami, Florida * The 1800 Club, Miami, Florida

Major Civic Accomplishments * 2003 - Mr. Bermello received the Alumni Hall of Fame Award from Miami-Dade College * 2000 - Mr. Bermello was recognized with the Humanitarian Award from the American Jewish Committee * 1997 - Mr. Bermello was recognized with award of the Civil Rights Advocacy Award at the Civil Rights Conference, Tampa, Florida * 1992 - Mr. Bermello became the first Hispanic and the first Republican to Chair the Florida Commission on Human Relations * 1992 - Mr. Bermello was elected as the Founding President of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. * 1988 - Mr. Bermello became the first Cuban American to be elected President of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. * 1987 - Mr. Bermello founded the Miracle Mile Fest, a project of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. * 1984 - Mr. Bermello spearheaded a 5-year effort which culminated in the creation of the Latin Quarter District. Subsequently was appointed by the City Commission to serve on the Review Board and twice elected Chairman by the Board members. * 1977 - Mr. Bermello co-founded the Calle Ocho Festival and served as its chairman for two years.

Community Involvement * Miami-Dade College Architecture and Interior Design Advisory Committee, 2004-2007 * Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 2000 - 2002 * Colonial Bank South Florida Region, Board of Directors, 1998 - present * Cuban American National Foundation, Board of Director, 1998 - 2002 * Latin Builders Association, President, 1997 - 2000 * Orange Bowl Committee - Member, 1997 - present * City of Miami Urban Development Review Board, 1991-present; Chairman, 1994-present * University of Florida, foundation, 1999 - present * Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Past President, Trustee and Board Member, 1997- present * Golden Cane, University of Miami, 1990 - present * Grand Prix Foundation, Director, 1997 - 1998 * Florida International University Council of 100 Steering Committee, 1997 * University of Florida, Foundation, 1999 - present * Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, Past President, 1979-1981, Member of Past President's Council * Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Trustee, 1981-present * South Florida Gang Outreach, Director, 1999 - present * Airport Council International (ACI) - Planning & Design Committee, 1995 * Regent, Leadership Florida Association - 1995 * Citizens Board, University of Miami * State of Florida, Board of Architecture and Interior Design, 1994 * Member Transportation Aesthetic Committee, Dade County, Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1994- 1995 * Coral Gables United Way Campaign, Chairman, 1988 * Coral Gables Foundation, Chairman & Immediate Past President - 1992 * American Institute of Architects (AIA) * Sponsor of UF Architecture Lecture Series, and Participation on student juries * Latin Quarter Review Board, Chairman 1985 - 1989 appointed by Mayor Maurice Ferre and by Mayor Xavier Suarez * Florida Commission on Human Relations, Commissioner, 1983-1993, appointed by Governor Robert Graham & Governor Bob Martinez * Board of Adjustment, City of Coral Gables, 1983 - 1987, appointed by Commissioner Ron Robison and reappointed by Commissioner Chapman * Little Havana Development Authority, (LHDA), Director, 1979 - 1989 * Miami Film Festival Society, Board of Directors, 1984 - 1989 * Spanish League Against Discrimination, (SALAD), Director, 1979 - 1987 * Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, Board of Directors, 1983 * Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Foundation, Board of Directors * Cuban National Planning Council Inc., Bd. of Directors, 1983-1989 * American Red Cross, Board of Directors, 1983 * Biscayne Bay Management Committee, Member, 1982 * FIU Advisory Committee for Interior Design, 1982 * Leadership Miami Alumni Assn., Founder & President, 1980-1982 * Art In Public Places Committee, Member, 1979-1981 * DeArmas Art Gallery, Director, 1978-1985 * Florida Designers Quarterly, Editorial Board, 1978-1981 * United Way, Hispanic-American Planning Committee, Executive Council, 1976 * Re-Encuentro Cubano, panelist on Architecture & Urbanism 1976 * Pro-Development Committee, Latin Chamber of Commerce, 1979 * Latin Builders Association, Member 1987-present

Honors & Awards• 2004 - Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects - Architect of the Year
• 2002 - Award of Excellence in Architecture, American Institute of Architects - Miami, Four Seasons Tower
• 2001 - Overall Winner - Diamond Award, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce , Business and Project Excellence
• 2001 - Winner, Large Business Category - Diamond Award, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Business
and Project Excellence
• 2001 - Top 100 Hispanic Businesses in Florida (#54), Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
• 1999 - Gold Award for Builder's Overall Product of Gables Grand, from the Building Industry Association of
South Florida (BASF)
• 1999 - Silver Award for Architecture of Gables Grand, from the Building Industry Association of South