Real Estate veteran Tom Danahy brings with him more than 40 years of experience in real estate development. He has developed or managed more than 25,000 home sites and 150,000 acres in 11 states. His vast experience with large-scale master-planned communities – including Babcock Ranch and Lakewood Ranch – includes land acquisitions, financing, approvals, permitting and entitlements, land development, sales, marketing, community management, and ancillary and amenity operations, including golf and country clubs.
In his new role as Division President of Land and Development Advisory Services at Ian Black Real Estate, Tom will work with users to provide oversight and expertise in all areas of development. Services will include strategic business oversight, operational management, sales and marketing, financial guidance, approvals and entitlements, community management and government relations.
Previously, Danahy served as president of Babcock Ranch for Kitson & Partners. Upon its completion, Babcock Ranch will be one of the nation’s most environmentally innovative and responsible new towns, located east of downtown Fort Myers. In this role, Danahy collaborated with the state of Florida, Charlotte and Lee Counties, major environmental groups, community leaders and area residents. It is entitled for 19,500 residential units and up to 6 million square feet of commercial, retail and institutional space.
Prior to joining Kitson & Partners, Danahy was President of LWR Communities, developer of the award-winning masterplanned community Lakewood Ranch. He also served as Executive Vice President for Nicklaus-Sierra Development Corporation (Simanco, Inc.), where he was responsible for the management of several Jack Nicklaus communities.
3 term Chairman of Association of Florida Community Developers Chairman of the Board of Manatee Chamber – 2007 Served on Board of Directors: Manatee Home Builders Association, Manatee Chapter of American Red Cross, Manatee Chamber of Commerce
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Niagara University, Buffalo-Niagara, NY Masters Degree in Business Administration, Cansius College, Buffalo, NY
Urban Land Institute
Association of Florida Community Developers
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