Andrew Velo-Arias is Director of Acquisitions and Development for Related Urban Development Group where he oversees the acquisition, financing, development, construction and lease-up of mixed-income, mixed-use projects across the State of Florida. Since joining Related in 2017, Andrew has led the development of 1,700 affordable and workforce housing units totaling $450 million in development costs with an additional 1,500 units in the pipeline.
Andrew is a member of the Miami-Dade Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee, past member of the West Palm Beach Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and past participant in the University of Miami Community Scholars in Affordable Housing program. Andrew was born and raised in Hialeah, Florida and has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard College, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He currently resides in South Miami with his wife and yorkie.