Our Team

Our Team

Wide and successful Miami luxury home builders

Our employee Ricardo Halfen
Ricardo Halfen – Principal/ CEO

During more than 10 years he led one of the most important development and construction firms in Venezuela, where he managed the entire development process, from land acquisition to construction, and sales. Projects included the development of shopping centers, multi-family residential condominiums, and high-end residential projects. He relocated to Miami in 2009 and brought with him his expertise in development and construction.

He is currently a board member of: Inelectra, an engineering and construction company in the energy sector. Education: MBA from Columbia University, a MS. (Engineering Economic Systems) from Stanford University, and a BS (Economics) from the Universidad Católica Andres Bello.

Eli Abadi
Eli Abadi - Operations Manager

Eli was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to Toronto, Canada in 2010, where he completed his Civil Engineering degree and Engineering Business minor from the University of Toronto in 2015. While at school, he started his professional career with Holcim, one of the largest building material suppliers in the world. After working at Holcim for two years and completing his degree, Eli relocated to Miami and started working with Treo Construction.

At Treo, Eli is responsible for the construction operations of our multi-million dollar residential projects. He oversees the scheduling, budgeting and quality assurance stages of the construction activities and is in charge of all systems and communication with the different stakeholders to ensure a quality product at a competitive price.

Our employee Ligia
Ligia Maldonado - Administrative Manager

Ligia was born in Peru where she completed her Accounting degree at the Universidad Hermilio Valdizan de Huanuco in 1988. After more than 10 years of accounting and auditing professional experience, she relocated to Miami in 2002 where continued her career experiences and served as a volunteer for the IRS Vita Program.

Ligia joined Treo in 2014, where she oversees all the accounting, employee management and human resources tasks at the firm.

Mario Zambrano
Mario Zambrano - Project Manager

With more than 18 years of experience in construction, Mario started in the oil and gas industry in Venezuela where he worked for 5 years. With management responsibilities, he then continued his career working on important residential and commercial developments for 12 years. Mario graduated from the University of Carabobo as a Civil Engineer and has postgraduate studies in Construction Management. In 2018 he decided to move from Valencia, Venezuela to Miami.

As a Project Manager at Treo,  Mario is responsible for managing multiple construction projects to meet the required quality standards, project schedule, and budget. He also manages the selection and coordination of subcontractors, processing of Building permits, and coordination of procurement activities.

Kevin Meilan
Kevin Meilan – Project Manager

Kevin’s passion for construction has served as a guiding force throughout his life. In his 22 years, he obtained a Civil Engineering degree and a Financial Engineering diploma from Universidad Metropolitana in Venezuela. After that, he worked with a well-known builder at the construction of residential and commercial projects. In 2016, he moved to Madrid to complete an MBA in Construction Management and worked for a big construction firm. A year later, he relocated to Miami, where he got the General Contractor license.

At TREO, with his expertise and attitude, Kevin ensures projects are delivered on-time and within scope to delight our sophisticated clients to the fullest. His biggest goal is to build your dream home with the best quality at the best price.

Sebastian Arbelaez – Project Manager

Sebastian has been involved in the construction industry since he was a child, as his family owns a construction firm in Colombia. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering from Florida Gulf Coast University. He has been a General Contractor since 2021 and has over 6 years of project management experience. Sebastian has worked for well known construction companies and has contributed to the development of different projects throughout the City of Miami. At TREO, with his expertise and leadership, Sebastian ensures projects are delivered on-time and within scope. He is committed to success, as well as to hard work.

Frank Castillo – Project Manager

Frank was born in Cuba.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from “José Antonio Echeverría Higher Polytechnic Institute”, located in Havana, Cuba.   He has over 25 years of construction and design experience in commercial and residential projects. He moved to Miami in 2008 and has worked as a project manager for high-end single-family homes and commercial projects.

Frank has been working with TREO since January 2018 as a Pre-construction manager.  His responsibilities are to review and coordinate drawings (ARC, MEP, STR) and Identify and resolve design conflicts, Quality Control, and Safety Control.
juan carlos briceno
Juan Carlos Briceno – Project Manager

American/Venezuelan by birth, Juan Carlos graduated as an Architect in Caracas, Venezuela. It was there where he gained great experience in designs and construction companies. For over ten years he worked on a very successful design and construction company contributing to different iconic projects in the City.

After immigrating to Florida in 2000, Juan Carlos worked for 16 years at a prestigious construction company in Orlando and Miami, where he finished multiple large commercial and residential projects. At TREO Construction, Juan Carlos commitment is to connect with the project in-depth and to have a great command on its supervision, following all the indications on the plans and satisfying the client’s expectations. He is an excellent link between Engineers, Architects, and City inspectors.

Pedro Sanchez
Pedro Sanchez – Site Superintendent - Foreman

Venezuelan born and with a Civil Engineering degree in Caracas, Pedro has been involved in the construction industry for over 18 years. Back in 2017 Pedro decided to relocate to Miami, Florida, and has been applying his experiences and knowledge to improve the construction processes and job quality.

As a foreman at TREO, Pedro performs job progress inspections, coordinates construction activities from all trades, and ensures a safe and clean job site environment. As a point of contact between the subcontractors and Project Manager, Pedro´s skills and responsibilities guarantee successful project completion.

Giselle Henao
Giselle Henao - Community Manager, Multifamily Developments

Giselle Henao was born and raised in New York City where she received her double major in Bachelor of Arts focused on Latin American and Latino Studies; Communications and Media Industries from Fordham University.

After working for a non-for-profit medical organization she has a proven background overseeing Project Management, Process Analysis, Data Analysis, and Compliance with and on behalf of Program Directors and Managers.

She relocated to Miami in 2019. Giselle joined TREO where she was able to merge all her attributes of management, hospitality, and love for design. As a Community Manager for TREO, Giselle is responsible for managing and overseeing TREO’s multi-family construction units.

Carlos Lozada – Project Manager

Carlos is a construction professional with over 22 years of experience in this industry. He was born in Venezuela and earned his degree in Business Administration, specializing in construction and later managing his own General Construction firm. His company led numerous private and public projects. Carlos later moved to the U.S, where he continued his professional journey. He started as a superintendent for a nationwide general construction company and was later promoted to site manager, handling large construction projects in the commercial sector. Today, in his newest role, Carlos has joined Treo Construction, where he continues to develop his career as a project manager of luxury custom homes.

Mauricio Beyloune – Project Manager - Trainee

Mauricio was born in Caracas, the son of European immigrants. He studied business and, early in his studies, found his passion in managing construction projects. He later moved to Spain, earning his MBA in Construction Management. After graduating, he has held different operations and construction management responsibilities for top engineering and construction firms on large-scale renewable energy projects worldwide. He moved temporarily to the U.S. to further his knowledge of construction management of high-end custom homes.