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The TILIA companies include diversified ventures in the Real Estate, Financial Services and Lifestyle Industries. The TILIA Companies are family owned enterprises operated by third-generation cousin-business partners.
TILIA companies include:
- Tilia Real Estate
- Tilia Management
- Tilia Trust
- Tilia Ventures
Gary Ressler holds a BA in Communications & Theatre Arts from Whittier College in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining TILIA, Mr. Ressler worked in Studio City, CA in the Creative Affairs Department of Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA). Mr. Ressler moved to Miami, Florida in 2001 to assume operations of TILIA REAL ESTATE (formerly ABC Management Services, Inc.), a family-owned and operated commercial real estate management and development firm responsible for a portfolio with combined values of over $100-Million. Mr. Ressler launched the first TILIA Lifestyle Companies, THE HISTORIC ALFRED I. DUPONT BUILDING Special Events Venue – an award-winning event venue in the heart of downtown Miami catering to a particularly high-end clientele – and TILIA EVENTS, a full service Event Production Company in 2002. THE TILIA FAMILY OF COMPANIES expanded again in 2011, adding TILIA TRUST COMPANY, a South-Dakota-based Private Family Trust Company (PFTC), and TILIA MANAGEMENT, LLC, a specialized firm providing customer-focused, detail-oriented back-office support services to professional and financial firms in both regulated and unregulated industries.
Mr. Ressler serves on the board of The Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), The Kronish Foundation of Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach and as President of the Board of Directors of The Downtown Miami Partnership (DMP), a 510(c)6 non-profit organization whose mission it is to serve as Downtown Miami’s private sector voice and advocate to promote a prosperous, livable and dynamic downtown.
Uri Benhamron L.
Uri Benhamron L. holds a BA in Business Management from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a founding member and shareholder of StateTrust, a financial conglomerate that includes a broker dealer, an investment advisory (through StateTrust Capital, LLC), a life insurance company and an international bank. While at StateTrust Capital, Mr. Benhamron managed and supervised investment activities, asset allocation, risk management and performance reviews of multiple registered mutual funds and, in his capacity as Sr. Vice President, was responsible for the company’s managed portfolios. In 2009 he resigned from his day-to-day responsibilities at StateTrust while maintaining his Board Position in order to found ISRAEL g-Tek, a Private Equity Fund focusing investments on green technology firms, primarily in Israel. In 2011, Mr. Benhamron co-founded TILIA TRUST COMPANY, a South-Dakota-based Private Family Trust Company (PFTC) for which he serves as President. Mr. Benhamron is a Managing Member of TILIA MANAGEMENT, LLC, a specialized firm providing customer-focused, detail-oriented back-office support services to professional and financial firms in both regulated and unregulated industries. Additionally, Mr. Benhamron has served as a consultant to Confecciones Paris (MonteCristo), Venezuela’s largest manufacturer and retailer of men’s apparel, CIPROX USA Inc. and Jorgar Corp., real estate investment corporations with combined portfolio values of over $100-Million.
Mr. Benhamron serves on the Board of Governors of Scheck Hillel Community Day School in North Miami Beach, FL.
Chief Operating Officer
Alberto Alvarado holds an MBA from Florida International University where he focused on International Relations and Political Science and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) certification from the American Bankers Association (ABA.) He earned his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the Colombian Naval Academy while serving as a Naval Officer in the Colombian Marine Corps, which he served for fourteen years. Prior to his tenure at THE TILIA FAMILY OF COMPANIES, Mr. Alvarado worked in Private Banking serving as Trust Administrator at Wells Fargo Bank. While there, Mr. Alvarado was responsible for actively assisting in the management of a trust portfolio worth $400,000,000. Mr. Alvarado serves as Chief Operating Officer where he oversees the day-to-day operations of numerous TILIA FAMILY entities.
Venue & Events Manager
Deborah Lindenfeld-Davimes holds a Master’s Degree in Media and Communications from Lynn University and Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. As a result of that, her passion is creating unique experiences for guests to achieve the event of their dreams.
Since 2013, Deborah has been in charge TILIA EVENTS and the Special Events Venue at The Alfred I. Dupont Building. In that time, she has planned and overseen some of the most spectacular weddings and special events anywhere in the world. Deborah’s attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills have ensured that every event held at the Alfred I. Dupont Building is a masterpiece that goes off without incident. In addition, Deborah’s energy and warmth has helped her establish long lasting relationships with high-end vendors, so every aspect of every event is handled with excellence and precision.
TILIA REAL ESTATE
Since 1979, TILIA’s Commercial Property Management Services have formed the backbone of the Company’s lines of business. TILIA REAL ESTATE offers unparalleled service and unrivaled experience in the area of Commercial Property Management in Miami-Dade.
As the Managing Agent for the Owner, TILIA REAL ESTATE will provide Commercial Property Management Services and oversee & implement all day-to-day management responsibilities for Ownership, including:
- Tenant Relations
Nothing can replace a friendly, customer-service-oriented property staff. Unparalleled customer service is the key to tenant retention and referrals.
- Rent Collection
An accurate, consistent, and systematic Rent Collection Process will be implemented to minimize Tenant delinquency.
- Lease Maintenance
Proper lease abstracting and understanding details of each lease is essential to landlord compliance and accurate billing.
- Landlord Compliance
Ensuring Landlord remains compliant with existing laws, codes and agreements (lease or otherwise related to the day-to-day operation of the Property).
- Legal Proceedings
Effectively manage legal matters at the direction and cost of Ownership.
- Record Keeping
Maintenance of proper record keeping – both hard copy and digitally – with access to all requisite parties when requested or required.
- Marketing Planning
TRE will collaborate with Ownership’s leasing team to ensure the most effective marketing strategy for the Property.
- Repairs & Maintenance
Ensure professional, efficient and effective repair and maintenance of Building Systems.
- Preventative Maintenance Programming & Execution
TRE’s Facilities Management Department will create and implement a complete and thorough Preventative Maintenance Program following all manufacturer and warranty-related requirements.
- Facility Vendor Management
Ensure facility Vendor qualifications, licensure, insurance and compliance with Building and Ownership requirements.
- Contractor Management
Ensure outside Contractor qualifications, licensure, insurance and compliance with Building and Ownership requirements as well as professional workmanship, appearance and professionalism.
ACCOUNTING & BACK OFFICE SERVICES
- Annual Budgeting
The timely preparation of an annual budget allows Ownership to maximize profitability and best avoid unforeseen expenses.
- Property Accounting Services
TRE will provide full Property Level Accounting with Daily Account Reconciliation and Ownership Access to financial information via SKYLINE Owner Dashboard 24/7.
- Accounts Receivable/Payable
Confirm accuracy as well as proper and timely processing and reconciliation of all accounts receivable and payable.
- Monthly Financial Reporting
Preparation of standard Monthly Reporting Package for Ownership.
- Real Estate Tax Payment
Coordination of payment of Owner’s Real and Tangible Property Taxes.
- Real Estate Tax Appeal Program
Timely filing and management of annual Property Tax Appeal process.
- Architect Supervision
Supervision of architects’ production of working drawings and Tenant Improvement plans.
- Bid Process Supervision & Evaluation
Obtain competitive bids for all projects and provide Ownership with proper analysis of the construction bidding process for best decision making.
- Construction Supervision
TRE will supervise general construction, capital improvement projects and Tenant Improvements to ensure proper completion of all elements – from planning through completion of punch-list – including payment supervision and handling of all draw requests and lien waivers.
TILIA MANAGEMENT provides customer-focused, detail-oriented back-office support and consulting services to professional and financial firms in both regulated and unregulated industries.
TILIA TRUST COMPANY
TILIA TRUST COMPANY is a South Dakota-chartered Private Trust Company.
Founded in 2011, TTC, a Private Family Trust Company, is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
TILIA EVENTS offers event space and planning for exquisite weddings, social extravaganzas, corporate events, and special events/performances.
The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building
The flagship venue of TILIA EVENTS is the Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building: an uncommon venue for uncommon people. Order a martini from a bartender behind a 1930s hand-wrought bank teller window. Sip it in the confines of the original bank vault. Dance your way through two distinct ballrooms and 22,000 glorious square feet of event space lined with Tennessee marble. Toast under 30-foot beamed and hand-painted ceilings at tables draped and embellished exactly according to your unique desires. The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building special event venue provides a dramatic, history-steeped backdrop without peer.
Event Planning and Coordination
In addition to our amazing event location, TILIA EVENTS can support your event with top-tier event planning and coordination.
Whether it is at one of our locations or offsite at one or multiple locations, our experienced and talented event planners and coordinators will ensure your event is tasteful, elegant, fun, and goes smoothly from start to finish.
- Face-to-face consultations to plan and confirm event details including: contact information, advice in the acquisition of vendors and vendor agreement(s) as well as service providers, event design, floor plan, seating chart, etc.
- Assist in developing, maintaining and distributing an even timeline.
- Assist in the designing of the event.
Our event coordinators can do the following:
- Provide turnkey on-site coordination of details and logistics for the event.
- Help establish a budget for vendors and the overall event.
- Recommend and set-up appointments with vendors who can execute your vision and stay within budget.
- Review all contracts with vendor(s) and answer any questions Client may have with regards to the terms.
- Meet with vendor(s).
- Communicate with vendors on Client’s behalf.
- Accompany Client to caterer meetings/tastings and assist with menu planning.
- Create seating chart and floor plan.
- Facilitate and coordinate all meetings at the venue regarding the details of floor plan, décor, etc.
- Contract any necessary personnel to ensure the event goes perfectly
- Be available to answer any questions or provide advice as needed.
Other ventures in which TILIA invests, leads or participates in include:
TILIA VINTNERS is a boutique nono-winery in Mendoza, Argentina, operating since 2006. TV produces between 300 & 600 bottles of each limited production vintage.
Premium Red Blend
LELA LATE HARVEST
Torrontes Late Harvest
Premium Red Blend
TILIA SPIRITS invests in emerging brands of fine spirits.
(www.byejoe.com) is a spirit distilled in the East from the red sorghum, a type of edible grass, and refined in the West through a patented technology. Smooth and sophisticated, it is perfect for mixed drinks. Byejoe is typically described as “the spirit of China” and “a modern revolution in Asian-fusion mixology”.
TILIA MEDIA HOLDINGS
Whereby.us is an experiential media company and creative agency. We create technology, storytelling, and experiences that help people connect with their cities and help brands connect with the influencers shaping the future of growing communities.
As a creative agency we help brands discover and engage their local customers. We understand local because we are local. We design creative strategies, produce multimedia storytelling, deliver marketing campaigns, and build new narratives that help people experience brands in authentic, tangible ways that foster lasting relationships.
We build engaged communities of curious locals, and serve them with journalism, connection, and experiences that help them understand, explore, and connect in their cities. We publish The New Tropic in Miami and The Evergrey in Seattle.
The iTopia Cloud Workspace offers the only end-to-end cloud workspace for businesses. It is a subscription-based service that uses its own software platform called Cielo®, the easiest, fastest, and most cost-effective way to transition legacy premises-based IT infrastructure to next-generation cloud technologies.
MELONOT invests in hotel assets prime for repositioning.
TILIARTS is the arts initiative of the TILIA FAMILY OF COMPANIES, a diversified portfolio of family owned and operated ventures in the Real Estate, Financial Services and ‘Lifestyle Industries’ based in Miami, Florida.
Jordan Ressler Award @ THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Founded in 2009 by the South Florida family of Jordan Alexander Ressler – a young screenwriter who died tragically at the age of 23 – the Jordan Ressler Award was created to recognize & support young talents as they embark on their journey through professional careers as screenwriters. Each year, one first-time screenwriter is awarded a cash prize of $5,000. Beginning in 2017, the annual prize purse has increased to $10,000.
Past Winners of the Jordan Ressler Award (click any movie title or writer to view more info):
|The Maid (La Nana)
|The Last Summer of La Boyita (El último verano de La Boyita)
|Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán
|Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge
|So Much Water (Tanta Agua)
|Maria Gamboa and Adriana Arjona
|Naji Abu Nawar
|From Afar (Desde Alla)
Buskerfest Miami is an annual festival which brings together dozens of performance groups spread across Miami’s emerging downtown corridor. Buskerfest Miami is held primarily at Metro Mover locations. Its mission is to improve civic life through public street performance.
The Diorama Project
The Diorama Project seeks to engage everyday passersby with unexpected collisions of art, design and performance. Housed within the interior corridor of The Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building in downtown Miami, each of three dioramas are programmed on a quarterly basis. Selected projects receive an honorarium, rent-free exhibition space in the heart of Miami’s Central Business District, and, in turn, “leave a piece behind” as part of the TILIARTS Permanent Collection.
- Participating Artists in the Diorama Project
- Felice Grodin | Spike
- Nick Gilmore | Hiatus
- Andrea Nhuch | Untitled
- Andrew C. Horton | Words on Glass: Andrew C. Horton in conversation with Jon Fernando Brito
- Autumn Casey | Take Me Home
- Zachary Balber | Are You Listening or Waiting To Speak
- Dani Vila
- Kelley Johnson
- Kelly Breez
- Samuel Navedo
DWNTWN Art Window
In collaboration with Miami DDA. Claire Breukel, Curator, the DWNTWN Art Window was conceived by TILIArts and effectuated as part of the Miami DDA’s arts and culture initiative. With the goal of bringing artists into the urban core to exhibit their work, as well as inviting interaction from the public, the program utilized original site-specific artwork to activate vacant storefronts.
Participating artists in DWNTWN Art Window:
- Michelle Weinberg | Shelf Life
- Justin H. Long | Einstein on the Beach (Metropolitan Interlude)
- Patricia Hernandez | Electric Lunch
Housed within the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building since 2013, PING PONG is a cross-cultural exhibition and artistic exchange between Los Angeles, Basel and Miami (as a Satellite Fair to Art Basel|Miami Beach). PING PONG brings together a series of heterogeneous artistic positions which move in the subject area of the city and urbanity and is co-curated by Peter Mays, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Art Association in Los Angeles; by Sue Irion and Bernadette Buergin in Basel, and Robert Chambers in Miami.
10 X 10
10 X 10 is a collaboration with GROLSCH, a Dutch brewery founded in 1615, in which ten artists were commissioned to create ten site-specific works of art to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Art Basel|Miami Beach.
- Participating Artists in 10 x 10:
- Kerry Philips | Text Messages (all the texts I’ve gotten on this phone since I got it in 2008)
- Framed calligraphy & vinyl decal on Marble, 2011
TILIARTS commissions include:
VICENTE DIEZ (V10)
Conference Room Mosaic: Utilizing a vintage 1969 passport photo of Company Founder, Carlos Lindenfeld, combined with current images taken at the MONTECRISTO Factory in Caracas, Venezuela as well as company logotypes – old and new – TLIArts collaborated with the artist to create a unique mosaic as a centerpiece installation in the ‘company’s largest conference room.
CAMILLE IEMMOLO (On loan from the collection of Gary & Vanessa Ressler)
Cigarette Kid Clan Gang
Utilizing vintage bank money-bags and myriad found objects – and accompanied by an original poem – the artist has created a colorful team of bank robbers called the CIGARETTE KID CLAN GANG. TILIARTS commissions include: