Architects as Developers – Jorge mastropiero

From Scuadra Properties

In New York, New York



Jorge Mastropietro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied Architecture for 6 years, followed by 2 years in Europe acquiring a Master’s in Urban Design. He started his own architectural practice in Buenos Aires in 1992 and was also a professor at the university until he decided to move to New York to join the firm of Rafael Vinoly Architects.

During his time there, he was involved in many high profile, international projects. After 5 years working with Rafael, Jorge founded JMA. He is a registered architect in Argentina and in the United States. He is also a member of Colegio de Arquitectos de Buenos Aires and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Jorge is passionate in his pursuit of a modern design aesthetic that while respectful of alternatives, is both of its time and singularly and unique in its presence and vision.


Scuadra is a local player with an extensive network and international experience, along with an in-depth “know how” of how to evaluate, develop and execute condo construction and income producing assets.

Firm Highlights: Scuadra Properties, LLC is a real estate investment partnership focused on investment opportunities throughout New York and New Jersey.

Strategy: The partnership targets condo construction and income producing investment opportunities that aim to generate a 12.0% to 15.0% net annualized internal rate of return (IRR) for investors, after management fees and carried interest.

Investment Criteria: Investments are opportunistic in nature and vary in terms of size and geographic location, but are targeted in the residential neighborhoods and areas that are being gentrified.

Scuadra Properties utilizes vertical integration with JMA, an architectural firm dedicated to environmental architecture, urban design, landscaping, interior design, and structural engineering consultation in all phases of the architectural process, from idea conception and schematic design through construction documentation and administration.