Florida East Coast Realty’s chair and president, Tibor Hollo, was honored recently by United HomeCare (UHC) with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during the 25th annual Claude Pepper Awards.
The esteemed honor recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership and compassion for the elderly and disabled and inspired others through their actions.
United HomeCare (UHC), a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving older and disabled adults at home and in community-based settings, hosted the celebratory dinner on Thursday, May 16, at Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom in Miami Beach.
The annual awards are presented in memory of the late Sen. Claude Pepper, a beloved public servant who tirelessly championed causes on behalf of the elderly. To continue Claude Pepper’s legacy, United HomeCare annually recognizes dedicated community leaders and activists that are transforming the lives of disabled and older adults in South Florida.
“United HomeCare’s mission of improving the lives of tens of thousands of elderly and disabled adults throughout our community is remarkable and I am incredibly honored by this tremendous award,” Hollo said.
Tibor Hollo’s selection signifies his remarkable 60-year career as one of Miami’s most prolific developers as well as his numerous civic and philanthropic accomplishments. Throughout his career, Hollo has been regarded for forging a path for the future by constructing the very first high-rise building on Brickell Avenue. The concept of living, working, and playing in the urban core long has been his dream, brought to life through his many developments, including his most recent, Panorama Tower, which is currently the tallest building in Florida. Other notable developments include 2020 Ponce, Bay Parc Plaza, Venetia/The Grand, the Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel and Marina, Plaza Venetia, Flamingo Plaza, and Vizcaya Towers among others.
Hollo is an active participant in more than 40 civic, fraternal, and religious organizations and has earned numerous awards and accolades over the years. Some of his most prestigious accolades include his recognitions by the U.S. Congress as an Outstanding Floridian in 1981 and 2005, as well as the City of Miami Visionary Award, and the New American Award presented by Catholic Charities Legal Services and the Archdiocese of Miami. He has been honored by the House of Representatives for his contribution to Miami’s growth, and was selected by the City of Miami and the Greater Miami Host Committee as the Global Citizen of the Year in 2009. Additionally, Hollo has received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Urban Land Institute and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, among other honors.
Hollo is a member of the Society of Founders of Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Miami. He has served on Florida’s Task Force on Housing and Community Affairs, as well as the Governor’s Advisory Council on Factory Built Housing. He is a member of the Downtown Advisory Committee and the Committee on Ecology and Beautification.
Hollo served on the executive board as trustee of Barry University, the board of directors of the Latin Builders Association, and the City of Miami Beach’s ad hoc committee for Economic Adjustment Strategy. He also is on the county’s Performing Arts Center Strategic Planning Committee and serves on the board of directors of both the Florida Grand Opera and the Opera Society.
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