B.A., Business Administration, Boston University
Antonio "Tony" Prado is an experienced developer with over three decades of active involvement in every facet of real estate development. Mr. Prado was a principal of The Hamilton Group, and oversaw the financing and development of over 600 residential units and numerous commercial projects. He is currently a principal of Hamilton Planning Consultants, Inc., engaged in financial and real estate development consulting services to private and non-profit organizations. He also serves as Director of Development at R.E. Chisholm Architects, an award-winning architecture firm based in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Prado is also an experienced banker, having served as Director of Pacific National Bank, Miami, since its founding in 1985, including the last five years as its Board Chairman, until retirement in 2009. Mr. Prado also serves, on a pro bono basis, as Executive Director of the Collective Empowerment Group of South Florida, Inc. (CEG), a consortium of over forty South Florida churches with predominantly African American congregations, seeking to address social and economic justice issues. The CEG is engaged in a wide range of economic and community development programs, including a project to develop affordable housing under Miami-Dade County’s Infill Lots Program. Other community involvement includes Board Director of Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, Inc. and of AIJ/Americans for Immigrant Justice. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, East Little Havana Community Development Corporation, and the local and national Boards of Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc.
At the University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Prado serves as Developer in Residence of the Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development. In this role he lectures and works with law students and faculty to assist them in understanding the client's point of view and the reality of the real estate development industry in order to complement the theoretical legal aspects learned by students through their law classes.