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September 19,2018 - Florida Trend Magazine - special edition - names Syd Kitson as one of the 500 Most Influential Executive in Florida.

September, 13,2018

THE FLORIDA 500

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Florida 500, a special section that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. This immense, year-long research initiative by the editors of Florida Trend has resulted in a personal, engaging look at the states most influential business leaders.

Syd Kitson

CHAIRMAN & CEO, KITSON & PARTNERS, PALM BEACH GARDENS

Kitson’s development portfolio includes entitlements for 21,500 residential units and 6.8 million square feet of commercial space. The company’s signature project is Babcock Ranch in Southwest Florida — an 18,000-acre town built from scratch that will be solar-powered. The deal in which Kitson purchased the property also created the largest land preservation purchase in state history.

EDUCATION Wake Forest University (BA)
FLORIDA ISSUE Education and a strategy to break the cycle of poverty
CHALLENGE Transitioning from a career in the NFL (he played guard for the Green Bay Packers) and finding the passion, knowledge and experience for the next chapter
MOST DON’T KNOW I have lived in many of the communities we have built.
PROUD MOMENT July 31, 2006, when we secured the preservation of 73,000 acres of Babcock Ranch

 

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