President & CEO, J. Milton & Associates
Joseph Milton serves as President and CEO of J. Milton & Associates, a fully integrated real estate and development company founded by his father, José Milton, in 1963. Since its founding, J. Milton & Associates has built and developed over 50,000 residential units and has grown to a net worth of $3.5 billion.
Joseph Milton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami and, by the age of 23, was licensed as a State-Certified General Contractor. Today, Milton is a hands-on leader, carrying on the legacy so deservingly bestowed by his father. He works directly with all project architects, interior designers and engineers, negotiates all contracts, and sets pro forma and cost control standards.
In 1993, Milton launched the firm's luxury condominium development division; since then he has developed Sands Pointe, Pinnacle, King David, Blue Lagoon, Sayan, and St. Tropez luxury condominiums. Simultaneously, he maintains development responsibilities for the company's rental division, including such successful properties as the Country Club Towers, Brickell 1st, Intracoastal Yacht Club, and Royal Palms rental communities. J. Milton & Associates is now the largest developer in Sunny Isles Beach, and enjoys a longstanding and cordial partnership with the city's civic and corporate leaders. A prime example of this collegiality: the City of Sunny Isles Beach's newest retail magnet, Towne Center, is located within the firm's latest development, St. Tropez Condominiums.
In addition to mentoring his staff, Mr. Milton is an active community leader and a deeply committed philanthropist. A prime example is his role as President of Alfalit International, a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to fighting illiteracy around the world. Alfalit was founded in 1961 to provide educational programs for the world's neediest populations in literacy, basic education, preschool, health and nutrition, micro-business enterprises, and community development. He has received numerous awards for his efforts on behalf of humanitarian causes including, as a result of his work with Alfalit in West Africa, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from the United Methodist University of Liberia.