About Us


Fernando Palazuelo

Developer, Packard Plant and CEO, Arte Express

Fernando Palazuelo was born in Madrid in 1955. The CEO of Arte Express, he has over thirty-five years of experience as an international developer for historic renovations around the globe. Most recently converting a large portion of the historic downtown core of Lima Peru, (21 buildings) and previously spurring historic development in Palma de Mallorca (36 buildings), Bhaktapur in Nepal, Barcelona (62 buildings) and Madrid, converting in total over one hundred and twenty buildings. In Lima, Arte Express has converted over 1.5 million square feet and brought over 15,000 jobs to the area through the process.

Arte Express Detroit, LLC purchased the Packard Plant property in the Wayne County Auction in 2013 and is working with his team to develop a master plan to historically restore this site. Mr. Palazuelo has a vision to bring back opportunity, jobs and commerce to the east side of Detroit through the Packard redevelopment. You can view his previous work at livingaroundart.com and his current work at packardplantproject.com.

Mr. Palazuleo lives in Lima, Peru.