In the 1970s, after many years working as a professional architect on a broad range of projects, Jose Ardid made the decision to leverage his skills and insight towards real estate development – and Key International became a reality. His goal was to elevate real estate projects by creating strong lifestyle experiences that enhance and improve their surrounding communities.
Since founding the company, Jose has been an integral part of Key International’s growth, personally overseeing development projects on two continents, with properties in Spain, Portugal and the United States. He still remains actively involved in current company activities such as design, project acquisition, and capital negotiations. As well, Jose often shares insights gained over hundreds of real estate transactions representing more than $4 billion in asset value.