Hector capitalizes on a keen sensibility for design and his broad experience as an entrepreneur, architect and developer to analyze and execute distinctive urban development projects.
His early experience includes designing and building a number of high-end custom homes and commercial buildings in Mexico and Southern Arizona. After working for a few years, Hector went back to school to earn his MBA and Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked as a healthcare planning consultant in Tucson, AZ after graduation. He then went on to lead the Development Services and Custom Homes Divisions of Loreto Bay, a sustainable master-planned resort community later acquired by Citigroup Property Investors.
Afterwards, Hector served as regional manager of FONATUR, the sustainable resort development arm of the Mexican government, leading 300 employees in the management of 14 business units comprised of a network of marinas, golf courses and an eco-archeological park, among other assets.
More recently, Mr. Jimenez has successfully completed various residential rehab, urban infill and adaptive reuse projects in Tucson through his company Central Barrio Development. He is currently a member of the Pima County Real Estate Research Council and the Urban Land Institute. Prior to graduate school, Hector served his community by dedicating a year to counseling youth and helping the poor in Monterrey, Mexico.