About Torre Companies

Torre Construction & Development (TC&D) is an admired leader in visionary projects with an unparalleled focus on quality and aesthetics. Their years of experience and proven track record in planning, designing, developing, building and executing projects in South Florida provides a unique combination for successful real estate developments of lasting value. With completed projects such as Campo Sano Village, Bermuda Village and Almeria Row, among others, TC&D brings a unique level of expertise and understanding to construction & development.

Torre Construction & Development consists of executives and professionals, with decades of experience in quality real estate development and construction, encompasses all aspects of the project from beginning to end. In all of their projects, TC&D is committed to providing the highest quality work combined with the latest in design and innovation. The LEED certified personnel have a thorough understanding of sustainable and green building practices and incorporating them in each of their endeavors. TC&D approaches each individual project with expressed and conscientious effort to create a unique environment specific to its purpose and clientele and their purpose.

Torre Construction and Development is led by Venny Torre, a leader in the Coral Gables community who brings over 30 years of development and construction expertise to each project. Mr. Torre has dedicated his life to construction and real estate development in South Florida. He is intricately involved with all aspects of each project, from design through completion. Currently serving on the Coral Gables Historical Preservation Board, as well as a Trustee of the Coral Gables Museum, Mr. Torre has a deep appreciation for what is special about this city and has dedicated the last 15 years building projects within the community that will stand the test of time


Sustainable Construction Green Building is not the wave of the future, it is now the norm. The majority of projects today are either LEED certified or contain significant sustainable construction elements. We predict that the trend towards sustainable building practices is not merely a passing fad, but rather a long term development that will only become more prevalent in the industry. At Torre Construction & Development we welcome the movement towards healthier, more environmentally friendly buildings because we know that it ultimately leads to more satisfied clients and building occupants. Additionally, green operations and management can reduce operating costs, enhance building marketability, increase workers' productivity, and reduce potential liability resulting from indoor air quality problems.


Green Building Experience Torre Construction & Development recognizes the impact that construction activities can have on the natural environment and on building occupants. We take these impacts seriously and are committed to sustainable building practices that minimize environmental impacts, improve energy efficiency, reduce water demand, promote recycling and promote improved indoor air quality. Torre Construction & Development encourages our clients to consider these issues in the design, construction and operation of their buildings and we enjoy working with design professionals and subcontractors who share our enthusiasm for green building.

Torre staff includes a LEED Accredited Professional and a LEED Green Associate who can effectively assist our clients with understanding and implementing the US Green Building Council's LEED certification process. Torre Construction & Development has completed LEED Certified Buildings in South Florida and are well versed in the USGBC's certification process. In addition, we understand and can quantify the trade-offs between the upfront cost and long term benefits of sustainable equipment and materials, including renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. This unique skill set is one of the many factors that differentiate Torre Construction & Development from its competitors.


Services Torre Construction & Development offers a wide variety of construction services to meet virtually every client need. Whether building an addition to an existing building, a new structure, or a large scale renovation, TORRE has the project team to meet your goals. We offer a full range of Construction Services: Pre-construction Services, Construction Management, General Contracting and Design/Build.

Pre-Construction Phase

At Torre Construction & Development we believe the success of a project will depend on the level of preparation it receives. We work closely with the Owner and A/E design team to establish the best possible budget and overall construction schedule.

Preconstruction Phase - Services

  • Estimating
  • Constructability Analysis
  • Value Engineering
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Site Analysis
  • Procurement

Construction Phase

The success of a project will depend on the level of preparation it receives. At Torre Construction & Development we work closely with the Owner and A/E design team to establish the best possible budget and overall construction schedule.

Construction Phase - Services

  • Project Management
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Cost Control
  • Document Control
  • Quality Control
  • Project Closeout
  • Commissioning

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The Team

Venny Torre | Chief Executive Officer Venny Torre is the principal of Torre Companies, comprised of Torre Development Group Inc., Torre Construction and Development, and Network Investments of South Florida. Since 1994, Torre Companies has a proven track record in planning, designing, developing, building and executing successful real estate projects as well as creating lasting value for its clients. Over more than two decades, Torre has been involved in numerous commercial and residential real estate development ventures that include multifamily, commercial, mixed-use, townhouses, high-end residences and historic preservation projects. The company distinguishes itself from others with its commitment to high quality, innovation and ability to execute within budget and on time.

Torre has built many award-winning projects and transformative commercial, residential, and mixed-used projects. Noteworthy examples include Almeria Row, Campo Sano Village and Valencia Townhouses.

Active in the community, Torre contributes his time and financial resources to many local non-profit organizations serving on several Boards of Directors and Committees. He is the current Chairman of the City of Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board of Directors, is a Board Trustee for the Coral Gables Business Improvement District and the Coral Gables Community Foundation and a Vice President and Board Member of Dade Heritage Trust. He is a founding member of the Coral Gables Museum and served on its Board of Directors for six years.

Torre is a licensed Florida general contractor and real estate broker. He resides in Coral Gables with his wife and daughter.

Ronny Koen | Vice President and Director of Construction Operations Ronny Koen has over 15 years of experience in the Construction and Real Estate Industry in South Florda. Mr. Koen oversees all construction operations to ensure quality, cost, and timeline requirements are met for ongoing projects. Having worked in numerous complex projects such as Historical retrofits, Multi-million dollar Custom Homes, Municipal projects and Multi Family Developments among others; allows him to bring extensive experience to each project Torre Construction undertakes. His involvement normally starts at the early planning stages including: Feasibility studies, Scheduling, Value Engineering & Cost Analysis all the way through final completion and delivery. He holds degree in Structural Engineering and a Masters in Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University. Mr. Koen is a Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida, a Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate and is also a LEED Certified Green Associate by the US Green Building Council.

Donald Sackman AIA | Director of Development & Design Donald Sackman, AIA has been in the private practice of architecture for over 45 years. As managing principal for Baldwin Sackman + Associates, he spearheaded the firms growth in South Florida, celebrating 20 years in this industry.

He also served as principal-in-charge and director of design for Sackman2 Architects + Planners for over 10 years. As an award-winning architect, he has received over 35 awards for excellence in design, recognition of his firm and in recognition of his lifetime body of work.

Mr. Sackman’s architectural practice has been responsible for the design and implementation of commercial office building projects, master planning, commercial interiors & space planning, industrial, mixed-use business parks, large and small scale multi-family residential projects, commercial shopping centers, parking structures and a myriad of specialty design projects. In those years Mr. Sackman has had both large and small offices and is well accustomed to the intricacies and attention to detail those responsibilities require.

In 2002, Mr. Sackman has also served as a member of the City of Coral Gables Board of Adjustment and currently serves on the Board of Architects (Architectural Review Board of the City of Coral Gables). Mr. Sackman is licensed to practice architecture and interior design in the State of Florida (AR5976); and also holds his NCARB license.

Carmen Torre | Comptroller and COO Carmen Torre is the office controller for Torre Construction & Development. Her roles include: accounting, corporate finance and procurement. She brings over 20 years of experience to the day-to-day operations in the real estate and construction industry. Ms. Torre acts as the direct liaison between owners, contractors and public entities in ensuring that all phases of entitlements and permitting are resolved appropriately. She is also responsible for cost accounting of construction projects having directly participated in Cost Plus, Guaranteed Maximum Price and Construction Management Contracts.

Xavier Durana | Project Executive Xavier Durana has worked extensively, since 2005, in the development and construction industries. Mr. Durana has experience in commercial, residential, and hi-rise mixed-use condominium projects, totaling over $300 million in contracts. His responsibilities include preparing and administering contracts, overseeing daily subcontractor construction activities, and maintaining client satisfaction. He is actively involved in the business development and construction operations of the company. Mr. Durana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida, as well as a minor in Business Administration. Mr. Durana is a Certified Florida Licensed General Contractor. He was raised in Coral Gables and graduated from the International Baccalaureate Program at Coral Gables High School.

Fidel Iglesias | Executive Superintendent Fidel Iglesias is the General Superintendent for Torre Construction & Development, and is responsible for field operations and the execution of construction projects. With over 30 years of experience in the South Florida construction industry, Mr. Iglesias has developed the ability to solve construction issues efficiently and effectively. His attention to detail, proven experience in complex projects, and strong ability to interact with subcontractors allows Torre Construction & Development to deliver superior quality projects.

Dionne Simmons | SENIOR PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR Dionne brings over 15 years of construction industry experience in operations & marketing. She has worked closely with general contractors as well as with municipal and county clients. Dionne is responsible for assisting with Torre Construction and human resources, office administration and information technology areas.

Demonstrating multi-tasking skills with a great attitude and always get the job done. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University.