Armando Codina is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Codina Partners, LLC, a real estate investment and development firm based in Coral Gables, Florida. Armando formed Codina Partners in 2009 and through this entity and its affiliates is engaged in multiple real estate development and investment activities. The firm’s portfolio includes multifamily residential, mixed-used projects, commercial buildings and other investments primarily in Florida and Texas.
Previously Armando served as chairman of Flagler, a full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. The company’s portfolio spanned more than 12 million square feet of Class-A office and industrial space throughout Florida. He continued to serve as the non-executive chairman of Flagler until December 31, 2010. Prior to that Armando served as chairman and CEO of Codina Group, a South Florida-based commercial real estate firm, which he founded in 1979. Under his leadership the firm grew to be Florida’s largest privately-held real estate company. In 2006, Armando merged his firm with Flagler Development Group, part of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI). In July 2007, FECI was sold to Fortress Investment Group.
Armando currently serves on the board of directors of The Home Depot. Armando has served on the Board of Directors of American Airline’s parent, AMR Corporation, General Motors, Merrill Lynch, Quaker Oats, American Banker’s Insurance Corp., Barnett Bank, Winn-Dixie and Florida Power & Light.
In addition, Armando serves on a number of professional, civic, and educational organizations, including Chairman Emeritus of Florida International University; co-founder Community Partnership for the Homeless; and a member of the Florida Council of 100, among others.