03 May Seagate Hires President of Building Co. as VP of Development
Seagate Development Group has hired a results-driven leader and the former division president of a national building company – Kevin Brown – as Vice President of Development. This comes on the cusp of the leading, full-service company’s sustainable growth in and beyond the regional marketplace.
A 15-year veteran of the residential construction, development and sales industry, Brown will seek, manage and oversee preexisting projects and new land acquisitions – particularly for luxury residential communities.
He launched his long-term career with Toll Brothers in 2005 – first as a project manager and then as vice president and senior vice president of the national builder’s Southwest Florida residential division.
Some of Brown’s biggest industry-related milestones include directly managing over $70 million in communities’ backlog, managing the design studio’s $15 million in annual sales, sitting on the board of all active HOAs and exceeding the firm’s $110 million in annual single-family home sales.
As president of Toll Brothers’ Southwest Florida division, Brown directly oversaw all land acquisitions, land development, sales and marketing, design, construction, warranties and HOAs. In three years, he expanded the division’s land acquisition footprint into the Venice, Sarasota and Tampa submarkets as well as tripled its size. Home building revenue grew to over $100 million, and customer service, repair costs, design and purchasing management ultimately became some of the highest rated in the company.
“Real estate is booming like never before, so we are in an ideal position to leverage Kevin’s regional experience and network for our diverse platform and full-service mission. He will refine practices, bring us to the next and newest levels, and naturally progress us and our clients toward a future of great potential,” said James Nulf, Chief Operating Officer & Partner at Seagate Development Group.
A North Fort Myers native, Brown graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in business administration that focused on finance. He played baseball for the university’s NCAA national championship teams and was drafted to the Atlanta Braves organization before retiring from minor league baseball in 2004.
About Seagate Development Group
Seagate Development Group is a leading, full-service development company specializing in a design-build process via new construction, custom renovations, interior design, and management and leasing services.
We are currently building custom, end-user residences in Esplanade Lake Club, Quail
West, Talis Park, Hill Tide Estates and other luxury residential communities throughout Southwest Florida. In addition to recently completing a $5-million-plus grand estate model in Quail West, Seagate developed and built 28 custom homes in Windward Isle. Our team also continues to conduct total-home and single-room remodeling in and around the region.
Seagate’s high-profile, design-build projects include NeoGenomics’ $60-million global headquarters and Scotlynn USA Division Inc.’s 60,000-square-foot North American corporate headquarters as well as managing over 1.5 million square feet of commercial space.
Seagate Development Group’s new headquarters is located at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. For additional information, visit SeagateDevelopmentGroup.com.