Akel Homes is a boutique semi-custom new home builder based in Palm Beach and South Florida. Founded by Ramsey Akel and led by his son, Alexander Akel, the Akel family has built and sold thousands of residences over the past thirty years.
The Akel Advantage is our commitment to providing a personalized new home experience. Our new construction homes are designed with forward-thinking architectural design and built with high quality, energy-efficient, and healthy building materials. Through the Design Studio, select from hundreds of finishes to personalize every detail of your home – room by room.
We build where you want to live, with new communities in Palm Beach and other premier locations close to fine dining, shopping, nightlife, recreation, education, and transportation. Communities are master planned to bring out the best of Florida living – glistening lakes, stunning open spaces and world class resort-style amenities.
The inspiration for each and every home and community is drawn from the people who bring them to life. That is the hallmark of the Akel Advantage.
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Prior to founding Akel Homes, the principals of Akel Homes have successfully led the acquisition, construction, and sales of thousands of residences throughout South Florida since 1986. The company’s unique approach to designing homes around people’s lifestyles inspired the development of thousands of residences across many of South Florida’s most renowned communities such as Villaggio Reserve, Villaggio, Bellaggio, Isola Bella, Isola Bella Estates and Ponte Vecchio to list a few. Akel Homes’ most recent new home communities in Palm Beach include Villamar at Toscana Isles in Lake Worth.
For thirty years, over 4,000 families have found their home with Akel Homes.
Alex Akel is the President of Akel Homes. A second-generation developer with nearly a decade of industry experience, he is responsible for establishing the company’s strategic vision and overseeing land acquisitions and entitlements, product design, construction operations and sales and marketing functions of the company’s developments.
Alex graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he was awarded the John Henry Cowles Prize and the GWSB Outstanding Achievement Award. Alex is also a graduate of Harvard University with a master’s degree in Real Estate. He was the recipient of the Harvard University Real Estate Academic Initiative Excellence in Service Award and is a member of the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board. Alex has been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders as a Young Professional award finalist, by ProBuilder as the leader in homebuilding and the South Florida Business Journal as a member of the 40 under 40 class of 2021.
In addition, Alex is a licensed Certified Building Contractor in the State of Florida.
During his career, Ramsey Akel has personally overseen the acquisition, development, construction and sale of over 4,000 homes in South Florida. Currently, Ramsey serves as the President and Founder of Akel Homes. His responsibilities include land acquisition and entitlements, land development, product design, construction and sales.
Ramsey developed some of the most recognizable new home communities in South Florida: Bellaggio, Isola Bella, Long Lake Palms, Palazzo at Casa Brera, Ponte Vecchio West, San Marco, Villa Borghese, Villaggio and Villaggio Reserve.