Key International

A Real Estate Investment & Development Company

Key International

Shaping the Skyline of Tomorrow


All great achievements begin with inspired thinking. At Key International, this philosophy has driven our forward-thinking real estate investment and development strategy for decades. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Key International prides itself on being at the forefront of what’s happening and what’s next in the market of high-end commercial and luxury residential properties – including condominiums, hotels, market-rate rentals, retail, and premium office space.

Key International was founded by the Ardid family, which still owns and operates the firm to this day. Their background in architecture, development, business, and finance goes as far back as the 1970s, when Founder, Jose Ardid, first began acquiring and developing properties. Today, Co-Presidents Inigo Ardid and Diego Ardid are continuing this legacy of excellence – always pushing ahead towards new opportunities.

With every property we acquire or develop, our aim is simple… to create landmark destinations that define the cities and neighborhoods where they are located. On the investment side, this means being able to recognize quality assets that can be optimized with minimal leverage to become iconic properties. One of Key International’s most acclaimed successes in this regard includes the complete renovation and expansion of The Eden Roc Miami Beach, which has reclaimed its status as one of the most elite hotel & resort experiences on the Atlantic coast.

For new development, Key International leads the next generation of real estate by looking beyond current market attitudes and tapping into an innovative world of design, architecture, and lifestyle experiences. Mint, The Ivy, and 1010 Brickell in downtown Miami are all prime examples of what the unique Key International approach can accomplish.