Gopal Rajegowda talks about how his firm is transforming downtown West Palm Beach

Our August event was hosted at Culture Lab, the former Macy’s storefront-turned-new cultural arts center in City Place. The experiential creative space is inspired by West Palm Beach’s urban revival, an ongoing program led by our speaker, Gopal Rajegowda. Gopal’s talk tied in the importance of Community with what he, along with his firm Related Companies, are doing to transform Palm Beach County, specifically West Palm Beach.

About the speaker

Gopal Rajegowda is a Senior Vice President at Related Companies and a Managing Partner of Related Urban-Southeast, a development platform focused on sourcing, developing, and managing best-in-class mixed-use properties within the southeast United States.

Mr. Rajegowda joined Related in 2004, and has over 15 years of experience managing all aspects of mixed-use real estate acquisition and development, including financial analysis, deal structuring, partner negotiations, financing, and project and asset management. He has been directly responsible for developing multiple mixed-use hospitality projects, including the W South Beach in Miami Beach and the Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, where he led the programming, development and grand opening of the food and beverage and retail. Most recently, he headed the development of the Hilton West Palm Beach, a public private partnership with Palm Beach County.

Throughout his career, Mr. Rajegowda has earned a reputation for delivering results and has been passionate about developing successful destinations that bring forth the vitality of urban locales by combining world-class architecture, urban planning, hospitality, art, experiential retail, food and beverage, community, education and density.

Mr. Rajegowda holds a M.A. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and a B.A. in Mathematics from Cornell University. He currently resides in West Palm Beach and is a board member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and Chamber of Commerce of The Palm Beaches.

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