Omar Mireles Named President of HSL Properties
He will replace HSL’s current president, Humberto S. Lopez, who has led the company since 1975 and will remain chairman of the board.
Tucson, Ariz.—Omar Mireles has been named president of the HSL Properties. He will replace HSL’s current president, Humberto S. Lopez, who has led the company since 1975 and will remain chairman of the board.
Mireles hails from Nogales, but spent much of his childhood in Tucson living with and learning from his uncle, HSL Co-Founder Lopez. Mireles graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, before heading to New York to attend Cornell University, where he studied Policy Analysis of Consumer Economics and Housing.
After he graduated from Cornell, Mireles was an analyst in the Real Estate Finance Group of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York. Following the company’s merger with Credit Suisse First Boston, he moved onto the company’s Real Estate Finance and Securitization Group. In 2001 and 2002 he received recognition as the most valuable team player while heading the underwriting team in the CSFB Small Balance Loan Program and working on their real estate credit committee.
In 2003, Mireles joined HSL as executive vice president, where he manages the company’s property portfolio worth more than $800 million, which includes acquisitions, dispositions, financing and development. He has structured and negotiated over $500 million in real estate transactions and more than $300 million in loan transactions for HSL. Mireles heads the property development team and is president of HSL Asset Management LLC, the company’s project management arm.