Ernesto P. Lopes
PRESIDENT & CEO
As President and CEO of ahs® Residential, Ernesto Lopes brings more than 33 years of experience in Construction and Real Estate Development.
Mr. Lopes has had a global career, working on high profile projects in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Starting as a structural engineer in Brazil, he worked on many significant operations related to the design of formwork and shoring systems for bridges, high-rise buildings, and infrastructure projects. Since 1996 he has been a partner at ERGIL Construções, a residential development and construction company in Brazil. He has also held key positions with the Swiss-based Nüssli Company and the Olympvs Group, which led him to become involved in the planning, development, and expansion of hundreds of temporary stadiums and structures for events such as, the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo and Lillehammer, the Summer Games in Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996, the 1998 Women’s Soccer World Cup in the U.S., and the remodeling of the Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, as well as several Formula One Grand Prix races.
In 1999, he founded Portland Services and also served as President and CEO of the Greenwich Development Group in Miami where he was responsible for more than $450 Million in commercial, industrial, and residential projects.
In 2010, Mr. Lopes became Construction Director for Odebrecht S.A., a multinational construction conglomerate, where he managed contracts with the US Army Corps of Engineers. In 2012 he left the company to become the CEO of ahs®.
Ernesto Lopes is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a graduate of the Owner/President Management (OPM) Program and the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate (ADMP). He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of São Paulo in Brazil, and is a Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida.
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