Integra’s history and investment strategy began to take shape in 2001, when Paulo Tavares de Melo started investing in real estate opportunities for Grupo Tavares de Melo (GTM), one of Brazil’s leading privately held conglomerates. From 2001 to 2008, Paulo spearheaded the group’s initiatives and completed multiple successful investment cycles through a land banking business model. In 2009, as the Florida real estate market became abundant with opportunities, Nelson Stabile joined Paulo Melo to enhance the team’s execution capabilities and pursue a more comprehensive investment strategy.
At that point, Integra Investments was founded. Nelson’s construction and development background proved a great fit for Integra’s strategy – to aggressively pursue development projects with an opportunistic, highly value-added profile. More recently, Victor Ballestas joined the company as a Principal, bringing vast knowledge of the local development business and giving way to a new set of opportunities for Integra. Since its inception, Integra Investments has grown significantly, having secured various high-profile projects throughout South Florida. Its human capital also expanded, with the recruitment of seasoned professionals to the team.