Acting as a Class A Florida State Certified General Contractor, LEED Accredited Professional, national commercial building contractor (NASCLA REG#1261), and a licensed real estate broker, Eric has overseen a development pipeline of more than $250 million in the US and Europe. As a developer, he qualified for a $12 million Recovery Zone Bond Federal project and successfully partnered with 123 Venture, a €1.15 billion investment fund specializing in hotels. He has also overseen more than $275 million in commercial construction projects.
Some noteworthy projects from his portfolio include: the adaptive reuse of an abandoned assisted living facility into an award winning Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel, the first LEED Certified office building in the City of Sarasota, the first LEED Certified Hampton Inn and Suites in the country, and the first Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn in France.
Eric is a very active member in the Sarasota community, serving on the Chamber of Commerce's Government Issues Committee, as a Vice President of the Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Association, and Chair of North Trail Redevelopment Committee where he championed decisive land use changes. He was also a selected participant of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation Leadership Institute and a City of Sarasota Citizen's Academy graduate. (Language proficiencies: French, Italian, English)
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