Alumnus of the Year 2023 Announced

Teresa Martinez | Director of Communications
Congratulations to Eduardo J. García, named Alumnus of the Year!

Known as Eddie, he is a member of the Belen Jesuit class of 1987 and has served as a Parent Advisor for the class of 2023 for seven years. He has been a member of the Belen Board of Advisors since 2022 and will serve in that capacity for five years. Additionally, he has generously supported the Fund for Belen and various capital projects. Eddie also was a chaperone on the Belen Youth Mission trip to the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2022. He is the son of an alumnus, and his younger brother is also a graduate. Eddie continues to serve his alma mater as a mentor to students and young professionals.

“Not only is Eddie a great example of a man for others, but he is also a wonderful role model for the young men at Belen Jesuit,” said Father Willie, S.J. ‘87. “I look forward to celebrating him at the Belen Hall of Fame on April 1st. Eddie, thank you for being a pillar in our community.”

“I’m humbled to receive this recognition from my alma mater,” said Eddie Garcia. “I’ve loved Belen since my first day as a student. It’s a big part of my life and that of my family. I consider it an honor to be able to give back in any way and I’m very proud of all the work that is being done at the school in shaping the men who will become the leaders of tomorrow.”

Eddie is a partner and co-founder of TREO Group, LLC, a privately held real estate investment and development firm based in Miami. He founded TREO Group after practicing real estate law for ten years. He is also a partner at Grove Bay Hospitality Group, owners and operators of multiple restaurants in South Florida. Eddie and his family are also owners of Everglades Steel, Medley Steel, and Metallic Products, a family of companies that have been a leader in the steel distribution business since 1976.

In addition, Eddie has served on the board of Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade for over ten years. This organization preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing critical home repairs for low-income homeowners who are elderly, veterans, and/or have disabilities. He is also chairman of the board of F.A.C.E., Facts About Cuban Exiles, an organization that fosters and improves the image of persons of Cuban origin and their descendants in the United States.

He attended Tulane University for undergraduate studies and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1994. Eduardo is married to Aradelys Garcia, they have two children: Paola Garcia, 17, and Eduardo “Tito” Garcia, 17.

The 2nd Annual Belen Jesuit Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 1, at the InterContinental Miami. Tickets for this event are available for purchase. Click here to purchase a sponsorship or tickets.

In honor of this recognition, a digital billboard will be on display showcasing Eddie on the 836 westbound on 27th Avenue from April 3 to April 24, 2023.
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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.