About key international
A Real Estate Investment
and Development Company
At Key International, we are a full-service investment and development firm with a proven track record in generating excellent returns for our partners. We specialize in real estate projects that improve our customers’ lifestyles through great locations and quality product. This includes forward-thinking considerations for everyday life, work, convenience, entertainment, and leisure. Following these principles, Key International is one of the few real estate firms with the demonstrated ability to deliver success across multiple real estate classes – including condominium, hospitality, multifamily, and office. Such diversification is a cornerstone of our approach and serves to maximize future development and investment opportunities.
Because we are long-term owners, we focus on high quality assets and macro trends that stand the test of time. This approach improves long-term profitability by focusing on markets and product that will generate higher returns over time.
Through extensive research and our strong established presence serving multiple markets in Florida and the southeastern US, we have been able to capitalize on emerging markets and real estate macro trends earlier than many other firms. This first-to-market advantage is an element we work to achieve with every Key International project, and continues to drive our reputation for enhancing communities and resorts with smart, timely, quality developments and outstanding product.
Current Hotel Portfolio
Excellence is Our Legacy
In 1970, our founder, Jose Ardid made the decision to create an asset-diversified real estate firm that holds significant assets in numerous locations. At that time, he had first moved to South Florida from Spain and began acquiring and developing properties. His vision was simple – to create a full-service investment and development firm that could also positively impact our customers’ lives and provide long-term value to its stakeholders.
Today, the company is still owned and operated by the Ardid family, under the leadership of co-Presidents Inigo Ardid and Diego Ardid. Together, they leverage considerable skill, knowledge, and expertise in architecture, development, geographic markets, different real estate asset types, and finance towards generating measurable results in the real estate industry and luxury residential lifestyles.
With more than 10 million square feet, 3,000 residential units, and 2,500 hotel rooms, Key International’s portfolio is currently made up of condominiums, hotels and resorts, multi-family, retail, and premium office space throughout the southeastern United States, Spain, and Portugal. Among these are some of the company’s most high-profile successes, such as the complete renovation and expansion of The Eden Roc Miami Beach, 1010 Brickell, The Harbour, and Boca Beach House Luxury Residences & Marina.
North Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach, FL
Boca Raton, FL
Boca Beach House
Sunny Isles Beach, FL
400 Sunny Isles
Only You Hotel
Our Investment Criteria
Key International believes firmly in the power of firsthand market insight, extensive market research, and disciplined investing. We undertake projects as long-term owners while maximizing profits and capitalizing on opportunities for many years to come.
Today, our presence throughout southeastern US and southern Europe is based on an investment approach that considers historic performance, current trends, and future value.