About Us

Our Objective

To stand as an international consortium of leaders in the development, construction and related industries with the goal of facilitating knowledge expansion, interaction, businesses optimization, and education in the management of environmental practices.


Who We Are

The Developers & Builders Alliance® is a networking and marketing organization that unifies top decision makers of the development, construction, and related businesses by contributing to the exchange of information and trends affecting their industries.

Our Evolution

Through our cooperative efforts we were able to further extend our reach to decision makers, business leaders and government officials from around the world to promote our common interests. In a short span of time, we became one of the largest development and construction organizations uniting top universal investors, developers, government authorities, contractors, and all related industry professionals.


Our Distinctiveness

Leadership and Veracity: We don’t just embrace and unify business partners, but those who build with a strong level of integrity, commitment and determination. Our involvement in the industry has resulted in an innate understanding of the workings of development and construction. The Developers & Builders Alliance membership collectively reflects projects that span approximately:

Billion square feet of premium property worldwide.
Funds expenditures from these developments exceed the trillion mark
Participating members

It's about our outlook:

towards business nothing can stop

the power of determination.


Our History

The DBA® was established in 2003, under the name Florida Builders Association, with the support of industry leaders Gil and Michael Dezer (of Trump Dezer Development), Donald J. Trump (of Trump Organization), Jorge M. Perez (of The Related Group of Florida) and Veronica R. Mendieta (of VM Group). By June 2005, our expanding international membership and our extensive agenda of activities led to a name change: Developers & Builders Alliance® (DBA®), which better reflected the expectations of our members.

The new millennium brought unprecedented opportunities our way with freehold markets opening up worldwide. In January of 2006, the organization's focus shifted to the creation of a global platform that would integrate resources, products, and services, as well as the development of programs that could support the exchange of information and expertise of its international affiliates. Through our cooperative efforts, we were able to further extend our reach to decision makers, business leaders and government officials from around the world to promote our common interests.

In November 2007, we became one of the largest international development and construction organizations, paving the way for us to launch the Professional Vendor-Partner Rewards Program. This innovative program was a unique resource exchange system connecting DBA® members with accredited professional partners.

In 2008, with consideration to the slow market in the USA (due to the recession), DBA® started relationships with organizations across-the-board acting as a media partner by promoting industry events with the intention of keeping the DBA® name in the forefront and building trust in our brand during this transition period. We have worked with organizations as varied as Cityscape, SIMA, International Exhibition Services, Messe Frankfurt, World Cities Summit, EIRE, ULI, Terrapinn, USBGC, FIABCI, IMN’s, Marcusevans, Experia Events, IBC Brazil, Informa Group Latin America, IIRME, Future Cities Asia, Green Pearl Events, and Infrastructure Arabia. We have also been involved with IPI Show, World Eco Construct, Asian Hedge Fund Awards, Saudi TRANSTEC, IPIS, KAAL and REIW, 3rd International Exhibition for Infrastructure and Industrial Projects, Outdoor Design and Build Show, and Exhibitions Indian Group.

Some of our more recent involvement includes The Big 5 Saudi, Elevators & Access Control Show, MCI Middle East Concrete, Smart Cities Asia and India, Ecocity World Summit, REDIM Dubai, Asian Utility and Intersolar, Middle East Concrete & PMV Live, Middle East Transport Infrastructure & Logistics Expo, Interior Design Oman, and Municipalika Smart & Sustainable Cities.

Late in 2009, the DBA® aligned its objectives with the current global trend by partnering with CERTIFIED GREEN PARTNERS® (CGP®) to offer all trade participants several strategies to position themselves as a powerful certified green company, taking their organizations to the next level.

Up to now, we continue with our objective of business optimization through the implementation of networking, social media exposure, time maximization, and expenditure reduction.

It's not just who you know,

it's also who's in your team.


Honorary Founder Members

Gil Dezer
Veronica Mendieta
Donald J. Trump
Michael Dezer
Jorge M. Perez

Executive Board Members

Veronica Mendieta
Ralph Puig
Jorge Brugo

Honorary Directors

Fernando Fischman
J. Claudio Stivelman
Anthony J. Burke
Evangeline Gouletas

Advisory Board Members

Zulino Panos
Alessandra Stivelman, Esq.
Sofia Guzman, P.A.
Angela Clare

Membership Levels


Grants access to exclusive industry connections covering global markets. Strategic meetings can be arranged with influential and powerful trade leaders, to create new partnerships and future business ventures.

Black level membership also provides a collection of the alliance's marketing endeavors: public relations and marketing exposure through the widest coverage of publicity offered by the organization in all electronic and published literature.


Enjoy public relations through exposure in all electronic and published literature. Interaction through social media platforms or events, offers the opportunity to congregate with other top executives to discuss vital concerns and trends that shape and affect the current market. 


Offers a link to wide-reaching commercial relationships within the industry. The combined purchasing power of developer and builder members will position you with potentially lucrative endeavors.


Black and Platinum level applicants must currently operate as an investor, developer, or builder actively serving the building industry. The scope of their work may include luxury high-rises, luxury single-family homes, commercial properties and mixed-use properties. Industries served are healthcare, science, retail, cultural, corporate, hospitality, manufacturing, industrial, office, government, transportation, and education.

Silver level provider applicants must currently operate within the various industries that serve the building and development field. These may include, but are not limited to, professional services, concrete work, masonry, stonework, tile setting, plastering, manufacturers, finance, roofing contractors, road construction, plumbing, and HVAC.

Each business partner applicant must undergo stringent screening as well as internal and external review in order to have the privilege of participating in the DBA® network.


We educate you in the management of environmental practices by providing information on how to certify your building and business practices. Members whose companies currently conduct ecological business operations will be formally validated and listed as a company in compliance within our network platform.

Social media platforms are a fast and cost-effective way to reach new markets. DBA® applies this powerful marketing tool in order to promote our products and services.

Relevant trade events can be expensive, time-consuming, and often times, out of reach. DBA® is here to help you get head start on all the latest trends in construction development.

Business Partners


In efforts to keep up, The Developers & Builders Alliance® greatly advanced green markets; not only in building, but in other related businesses and industries as well. To fulfill its objectives, DBA® has partnered with CERTIFIED GREEN PARTNERS® (CGP®) in an innovative approach to encourage sustainable development and practices.

All public and private organizations, regardless of size, can comply with eco-friendly regulations by implementing an easy to follow program. The program is a combination of global environmental standards and practices, which also includes performance indicators that can be customized by certification level, location and local factors. The personalization capabilities of the program allows any participating organization to create its own plan of action in regards to conservation.

Once implemented, Certified Green Partners validates and authorizes companies the right to use the seal of compliance by assuring that the practices, products, processes, systems, and services are in conformity with their local regulations and global ecological standards.

Maximize the power

of network relations.


Cityscape Global Conference

Venue: Conrad Dubai Date: 1st October 2018 The Cityscape Global Conference returns with a stellar programme of topics and speakers covering the full spectrum of real estate development. This exclusive event welcomed over 1,200 delegates in 2017, 51% of whom were C-level.  The Conference encompasses three distinct programs: Market Overview, Architecture and Real Estate Brokers. Sessions […]

Re-Build Syria Exhibition 2018, 4th Edition

EXPO HOURS: Day One -2th Oct 6.00pm – 10.00pm Normal Days – 3- 6th September. 3.00pm – 10.00pm Venue: Damascus Fairgrounds city  – Airport international highway. Syria, in particular, will become a heavy weight construction market. By coming years , it is expected to be the one of the more developing and smart cities in the region . The […]

2018 Industry Awards

This year’s event is scheduled for November 8, 2018. All entries are judged on technical and aesthetic merit; sustainability is the primary criteria. You may submit as many entries as you’d like.  Any project completed between January 2014 to October 2018 is eligible; the entry deadline is on September 15th. Download application.

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