About Us


Team Overview

Ballarena Group’s team of highly trained professionals offer innovative solutions that facilitate the development process. By staying current with the latest market trends, we provide expertise in real estate development including acquisitions, planning and entitlements, design, construction, management, and leasing.
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Jorge Ballarena is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ballarena Group. After leading Ballarena Construction to become one of the leaders in general contracting in South Florida, he began acquiring real estate assets throughout Florida and founded the company in 2010. Today, he is involved with all aspects of the development process including identifying new opportunities, underwriting parameters, project design, construction and plays a key role in investor relations. Graduating from Argentina’s top university, Jorge’s unique stylistic approach has created opportunities with some of the city’s biggest institutions.

Jorge Ballarena

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

As Vice President of Operations for Ballarena Group, Sabrina Escobar handles the day-to-day operations, and develops and implements business strategies to grow the business and culture. She also oversees all items related to development operations. Responsible for overseeing the entitlement process and supervising the design and development teams through project completion. Her involvement continues through the construction phase, supporting and guiding the construction team to ensure success at all levels. Sabrina joined Ballarena Group from Related Group where she worked on multifamily and mixed-use development projects throughout Florida. Sabrina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Construction Management.

Sabrina Escobar

Vice President of Operations

Aned Madan joined Ballarena Construction in 2006 as Controller. Since then, she has provided strategic financial leadership to both Ballarena Construction and Ballarena Group. She brings 20 years combined experience in Management and Financial Accounting and oversees all Ballarena’s financial controls, risk management, and accounting areas. As part of the corporate management and leadership team, Aned implements Ballarena’s financial strategic planning decisions and provides executive leadership to the accounting areas in support of the long-term goals of the company. Prior to joining Ballarena, Aned served as controller for a development firm. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and is a licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida.

Aned Madan


Ines Tineo is responsible for creating the overall strategies of the International Division at Ballarena Group. She is currently Director of Planning and Control, expanding Ballarena’s network in Latin America. Her primary goal is to provide leadership, management, and vision necessary to lead the Latin America region. As a Latina, her objective is to bring value with her work to Latin American countries by improving their quality of life and supporting women’s empowerment initiatives so that change can be influenced, and all women can benefit equally.

Ines Tineo

Director of Planning and Control


Mark Loyacono started his building career in Colorado as a General Contractor. Over the past 35 years he has worked in residential, multi-family, commercial, retail and industrial construction. Currently he is our Senior Project Manager and brings a vast depth of hands-on knowledge to every project. He is well-versed in all phases of construction as well as scheduling, maintaining safe working conditions, inspections, value engineering, and communications. Mark holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Colorado. He has been previously licensed as a general contractor in Colorado and New Mexico, and currently holds a Florida General Contractor’s license.

Mark Loyacono

Project Manager