H. Steve Harrell, II will serve as the Chairman of our Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Harrell served as the Chairman of the Board and General Partner of Harrell-Swatty, an Atlanta Georgia based automotive group since 2002. He will continue to serve in this capacity after the consummation of the offering. Since that time, he has been involved with the management of a chain of 14 dealerships with assets of $1 billion. He has been a partner or manager of 20 real estate developments throughout the United States and the Bahamas. He has been a director of the nonprofit Begin Again Ministries with the mission of feeding the homeless for the last five years. Mr. Harrell, II holds a BS in Management from Northwood University.
Harold Ford, Sr. will serve as a board advisor of the company. Congressman Ford served 22 years as the United States Congressman from the Ninth Congressional District in Tennessee (1974-1996). Upon retiring from Congress, Congressman Ford formed a company that provides business consultation and federal executive branch lobbying services to the healthcare industry. Congressman Ford received his Bachelors of Science from Tennessee State University in Nashville in 1967. In 1969 he received his mortuary science degree from John A. Gupton College in Nashville and in 1982 he earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Howard University.
Julius Erving will serve as a director of the company. Mr. Erving, is a world renown Hall of Fame basketball forward, known globally as Dr. J. In his post basketball career he has worked as a NBC Television Network sports analyst and an executive for the Orlando Magic. He has made his mark in the business community as President of Dr. J Enterprises, a holding company for businesses that he owns. Mr. Erving has also been a public company Board Member and remains active with the NBA. Mr. Erving earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1986.
Thomas Boynton’s contributions to the companies he has been associated with, apply the vital, broad strokes necessary to transform visions into reality. He provides the leadership and skills necessary to design, plan, and execute concurrent projects across the spectrum, encompassing luxury resort and renewable energy project development.
For 25 years he has been in the forefront of project development. As an engineer, nuclear power background and training, owning his own infrastructure design, construction and development company for 17 years, to taking the position as President of an Atlanta based private equity firm to mange their offshore real assets and domestic business interests, his diverse knowledge coupled with technical expertise has afforded him the intrinsic ability to recognize opportunity and shape it into reality.
Thomas Boynton Group, a medium sized infrastructure company, grew into a recognized leader in landfill construction through the 1990’s and into 2006. During this period, his group was involved with the construction, closure, repair or retrofit of over 40 domestic US landfills from Florida to Alaska. The utility division within Thomas Boynton Group, was responsible for much of the utility construction at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport from 1994 through 2003 to include preparation for the Olympics, followed by the South Cargo Ramp, the South Cargo Ramp infrastructure, the North South Deicing facility, and the most notable of the airport projects being the complete infrastructure construction and utility relocation for the new 5th runway | International runway as managed by 5R, a Joint Venture between CW Matthews, and APAC.
Mr. Boynton has worked on and has been a part of many Luxury Destination Resort Projects. In 2007 he was named President of an Atlanta based private equity group, and assembled a world-class team of professionals with experience in all the necessary disciplines for the design, development and operation of a luxury destination property. He identified and secured the branding partners that clearly defined the experience, the two most notable of these partners being GE and Apple. The project in Abaco was the first EcoMagination Luxury Resort Destination in Latin America and the Caribbean. The association with (Apple) created the iExperience™ for the Resort. ROSA represented a $638 million investment into the Bahamas. His financial acumen allowed the firm to secure a $360 million bond commitment for the Bahamas projects in an economic climate not conducive for any type of development success.
With over 25 years experience in the industry, his focus directs innumerable lines of communication allowing him to build a successful plastics fusion | utility company to running a private equity company and orchestrating their $10 million Private Placement for their resort development in the Bahamas. Mr. Boynton clearly possesses a unique ability to structure, diversify and create opportunity. His experience in the areas mentioned, as well as his ability to adapt and overcome, set him apart in this well-defined business arena.
• US Navy Nuclear Power School
• US Naval Academy - Attended
• University of Georgia - BSAE
Kevin Case possesses over 25 years of retail, multi-family, office and hospitality real estate development and has directed over US$3.0 Billion in commercial real estate development projects. His depth of knowledge and expertise represents a 360 - degree view of property development ranging from inception and land acquisition through all phases of construction, occupancy, and disposition. Mr. Case has significant financial acumen and fiscal awareness and these skill sets have made him particularly skillful in asset optimization, yield management, and value engineering. He served more than 25 years with Thomas Land and Development, one of the largest privately held commercial real estate development firms in the U.S., where he directed and coordinated a team of architects, engineers, consultants and contractors globally. Perhaps one of his greatest strengths is as a team leader and his proven ability to quickly and adroitly solve complex problems.
Mr. Case has played an instrumental role in transforming undeveloped real estate into viable, income-producing, highly successful properties. The hallmark of his project oversight has been to create desirable destinations and communities that are self-sustaining. His vast knowledge and expertise of working diligently with municipalities and understanding the nuances associated with the master planning, zoning and entitlement process together with his ability to comfortably navigate a variety of complex legal matters has proven to be of tremendous value-add to Thomas Land. In tandem with his unique ability to facilitate both public and private financial structures, without compromise to design directives, Mr. Case is driven to derive the maximum financial benefit for his company and the Team.
Mr. Case obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Auburn University. He has been married for 33 years to his wife Tammy, and they have two sons.
Auburn University – BS Management
Hal Thannisch is a strategic thinker and has tremendous experience in the conceptualization, creation and realization of destination luxury resort properties, mixed-use, leisure and business hotels, conference and convention facilities, recreational facilities and master-planned communities. He served as development executive for both Rosewood Hotels and Ritz-Carlton Hotels for more than a decade. As a leader in his field for 25 years, he possesses the global vision, broad experience and proven technical expertise required to redefine the international standards for “destination-making” large scale, master-planned developments.
Mr. Thannisch has brought to fruition some of the world’s best hotels, convention / conference centers and resorts and his international knowledge enable him to position his properties as the foremost luxury hotels, resorts and spas in their market areas. Recognized as a consummate professional by leaders in his field, Thannisch’s skills and talents are in demand all over the world. An architect by training, Thannisch brings an unsurpassed element of design to his projects, ensuring that owners realize dynamic leisure and lifestyle properties of enduring value.
Thannisch’s highly successful development work regularly brings him into contact with the world’s elite – business leaders, politicians, economists and other experts in his field. With the goal of creating an unrivaled and remarkable experience for visitors, travelers and guests, Thannisch is setting the stage for investors and owners to have their projects recognized by global industry leaders founded on a dedication to quality, design, service and technology.
Mr. Thannisch has orchestrated the creation of several hospitality projects including those that have been named the Best in the World by several notable travel and hospitality industry publications and organizations. He has been directly involved with and managed the development of over $2.75 billion in Hospitality and Commercial Mixed Use developments. He continues to make extraordinary contributions to the development of sought-after destination resorts by crafting environments that provide an exquisite ambiance and a total guest experience. A few of his most Notable Developments include:
• 10 Trinity Square, London, UK** - £350,000,000
• Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo San Lucas, México* - $102,000,000
• Pelican Hill Resort & Golf Club, Newport Beach, California* - $850,000,000
• St. Andrews Hotel on the Old Course, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland* - $84,000,000 (First Renovation 1987)