During his nearly 12 years at the helm, Jim has led the evolution of Tavistock Development Company from land owner to a full service, integrated multi-use real estate development, construction and management firm, including the creation of Dais Technologies and Craft Homes, our newest investment in a local homebuilder. He oversees all operations, including management of our flagship project: Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile, master designed community in Orlando, Fla., ranked among the top-10, best-selling, developments in America.
For Lake Nona, Jim attracted more than $3 billion of direct investment and construction activity and orchestrated the creation of Lake Nona Medical City, a center of health care innovation and the Sports and Performance District highlighted by the USTA’s National Campus and KPMG’s Global Training Facility.
With close to 30 years of experience, his expertise spans the real estate spectrum, from leading large-scale developments with public and private partners to navigating Community Development Districts and infrastructure bond finance. Jim has participated in the development of over 20,000 acres in Florida and is an alumnus of Western Michigan University, where he earned a BSBA in finance. He currently serves as Chairman of the Association of Florida Community Developers, an active group of some of Florida’s largest development professionals. Jim is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and a member of their Community Development Council.