Eric Collin is the President and founder of Firmo Construction. With decades of experience in the development, construction, and hospitality industries, his achievements have spanned from the the youngest person in all of Florida to earn his GC license, to recipient of the Hilton developer of the year award, and building award-winning hotels across the southeast.
Eric served as vice president for an international hotel development firm for 14 years, where he spearheaded the development of the first focused-services hotel brands for Hilton, specifically the first Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn in France. This role lead Eric to starting his own entrepreneurial journey when he founded Firmo Construction in 2003, which has become a leading commercial construction firm with a pipeline of 50 hotels and noteworthy builds such as the first LEED Certified Hampton Inn and Suites in the country, the first Tru by Hilton in the Gulf Coast of Florida, and the flagship conversion of an Indigo Hotel into a Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
As a LEED Accredited Professional, national commercial building contractor, and a licensed real estate broker, Eric has overseen a development pipeline of more than $250 million in the US and Europe as well as more than $275 million in commercial construction projects. 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.
Also Lifetime Member of AAHOA and Government Issues Committee member for local Chambers, Eric is an active member of the hospitality community. (Language proficiencies: French, Italian, English)
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