Chief Information Security Officer

James Florian serves as the Senior Vice President , Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Head of Infrastructure Technology at the Related Companies. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development and execution of the companies’ Cyber Security Program and initiatives. James has extensive experience in cybersecurity and technology strategy development, architecture, process design, and managing large scale security and technology projects in complex environments. Prior to joining Related Companies, James held similar roles at companies in both the healthcare and financial/banking industries. He has established successful security programs such as Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability Management, Network Security, Security Operations Center (SOC), Security Incident Response, Information Security Awareness, and Vendor Risk Management. 

Current Role

  • Company Name: Related Companies
  • Job Title: Chief Information Security Officer
  • Start Date: March 2022
  • Company Industry: Real Estate
  • Location: New York City Metropolitan Area

Related Companies is a global real estate and lifestyle company defined by innovation and the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States. Formed over 45 years ago, Related is the largest private owner of affordable housing and a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, marketing and sales. Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, South Florida, Washington, D.C., Abu Dhabi and London, and boasts a team of approximately 4,000 professionals.


Previous Role:

  • Company Name: Related Companies
  • Job Title: VP, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Head of Infrastructure Technology
  • Start Date: January 2017