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South Florida Business Leader Jordan Kavana Raises Significant Donation for Israel

Kavana served as a trustee on the Florida State Pension Plan Board.

Jordan Kavana, the CEO and Founder of ARK Homes for Rent, recently organized and raised a donation nearing seven figures in 24 hours for the Israeli Defense Forces with YPO Mosaic, an Israel-international chapter of nearly 300 business leaders globally. As a Holocaust survivor family, Kavana’s family overcame tremendous adversity to rebuild their life in Uruguay, where Jordan was born. Their resilience, perseverance, and disruptive spirit instilled a desire to challenge the status quo with an understanding that business challenges pale compared to life’s trials. 

A founding member of AIPAC’s Miami club, Kavana is also helping urge the U.S. Department of Education to make colleges safe from antisemitism.

“All college campuses must be safe spaces where the constitutional rights of all are respected equally and unequivocally,” he says. “We owe it to the next generation to help derail the current trend which includes students feeling fear, angst, discrimination and revenge. Stop the hate and help ensure the next generation feels college is an opportunity to appreciate and understand different points of view, expand the mind, meet people from different backgrounds and of course, enjoy the experience with happiness and excitement!”

ARK Homes for Rent, which manages nearly 10,000 properties in the Sunbelt region, has recently revealed that it is finalizing plans with strategic investors. This move will enable the company to invest up to $2 billion in single-family rentals (SFR) and built-to-rent (BTR) communities. As a leading operator in the single-family rental market, this development will strengthen the company’s position in the industry.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

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.