Apogee Awards Honorees: Henry Torres

Henry Torres started his first venture in seafood packaging and seafood distribution in 1975. He forged Empire Seafood into an industry powerhouse over the next 25 years, before selling the business in April 2, 2001. He then launched his passion for real estate development and shaped Miami’s emerging neighborhoods.

Fun fact: I have a passion for dancing and music and sharing good times with friends and family.

Favorite South Florida dining destination: Perry Steakhouse

What do you like to do on the weekends? Go to SW Eighth Street, Little Havana, find a club that has music, dance floor, and food. La Trova is our favorite place to go.

How do you unwind from a long day at work? Go home, share my day with my wife and she shares hers with me. We have dinner together. I enjoy my peace and quiet at home.

Favorite quote? Hard work always pays off.

From whom or what do you draw inspiration? I am self motivated. I get inspiration from my accomplishment. I always try to make my next development better than the last.

Biggest accomplishment of your career? Selling Empire Seafood was a real milestone. It took me the next level in my life.

Most challenging moment in your career and how did you overcome it? The financial crisis of 2008/2009. We seem to manage through it. We lost a lot of money, but I never lost my passion to be successful.

What advice would you give an up and coming professional? Work hard. Become the best at what you know and what you do, whatever that may be. Never give up. Quitters never achieve what they want in life.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.