MCM Employee Spotlight: Ruben Bravo
MCM Employee Spotlight: Ruben Bravo; LEED Corporate Manager, Project Manager
Tell us a bit about your background.
I’m originally from Chile. I started in construction management, and then I came to the States. I’ve been in this country for more than eight years now. The green, sustainable portion of my job began about five years ago when I read about LEED -- and I realized that I could do something that considers my experience in South America.
What inspired you to join the industry?
When I was a kid, I’d look at buildings and high rises and expressways -- and I wanted to be a part of it. So, when I came to the States, I enrolled in FIU (Florida International University) and got a master’s degree in construction management.
What do you like best about your role?
As LEED corporate manager, I have to make sure that my company follows -- and leads -- trends.
What makes MCM a great place to work?
The whole company breathes excellence.
What do you consider to be your greatest professional achievement?
It happened at MCM: We received the first LEED-certified project in Miami-Dade County. We also earned its first LEED Gold Certification for our work building the West Lot Parking Garage and Office Building and we accomplished LEED Silver in lieu of simple certification at Port of Miami.
If you had to define yourself in three words, what would they be?
Perfectionist. Patient. Passionate.
If you could have cocktails with anyone (fictional, alive, dead, famous, non-famous), who would it be?
I would love to have cocktails with Hillary Clinton.
Name your favorite thing(s) about living and working in Miami.
Miami is the place that opened its doors to me. You can be accepted here.
What’s your personal philosophy?
When I wake up in the morning, I always try to see something bright.