Jose Navarro arrived in Miami, FL from Cuba in 1960 at the age of 16 and found work in a drugstore in Miami Beach. He helped to bring his family over in 1961 after the political change where the government confiscated the 21 year-old Navarro stores founded by his father in Havana and they together opened the first Navarro Pharmacy in the United States Little Havana. Over the course of the 45 years, Jose led the company to over $250 million in sales, with its 20 stores leading the industry in sales per store, sales per square foot, and prescriptions per store. Navarro was the largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain in the Untied States prior to the sale of the company to CVS Health.
Jose graduated from the University of Floria in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He has served on the Board of Directors for Saint Thomas University, the Latin Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
At MMG, Jose provides strategic guidance and direction, is directly involved in overseeing the leasing of the current portfolio. Separately, Jose is focused on philanthropic efforts through the Navarro Family Foundation.
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist – Florida 2003
Latin Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year – 1988
Latin Chamber of Commerce Sanchez to Smith Award – 2000
Latin Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors
St Thomas University – Board of Trustees
National Association of Chain Drug Stores – Board Member, Executive Committee
Chain Drug Consortium – Board of Directors
Member of the Cuban Pharmacy Association