American Land Ventures, LLC is an established developer in South Florida with broad-based experience in land and multifamily developments. With more than 30 years of experience, the principles have been responsible for the site acquisition, planning, design, development, financial oversight, marketing and management of over 10,000 luxury apartments and condominium units throughout South, Northeast and Central Florida.
Our focus, flexibility and responsiveness have resulted in an impressive track record of creating quality investment opportunities and achieving strong returns for our partners.
We Know When To Act And When Not To Act
We prefer to work on fewer, larger and more complex projects at any given time, so that we can manage risk as opposed to spreading it across numerous developments. In keeping with this philosophy, we took a cautious approach while most others overbuilt and over committed during the real estate boom. Through exercising deliberate restraint, we are one of the few developers who, after the real estate market crash, remain financially stable. As a result, our reputation has remained intact and we continue to grow.
Senior Executives Bio’s
Our executive team possesses extensive development experience. In addition, each brings a unique focus of specialization to the company, which enhances the firm’s performance and creates organizational balance. These areas of specialization include acquisitions, planning & design, site development, construction management, financial management, property management and marketing. The unique horizontal structure of the firm gives it the flexibility and responsiveness to take advantage of the outstanding opportunities in the multi-family market.
Mr. Tracy joined American Land Ventures in 1994 to oversee the acquisition of new projects and new business opportunities, was named President in 1999, and subsequently acquired the interests of the existing partners to become sole owner. Mr. Tracy has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of the Real Estate Development industry. Prior to working with ALV, Mr. Tracy was President of Residential Development for the Stiles Corporation. For the past 20 years he has been involved exclusively in the design, development, marketing and management of multi-family luxury apartments and condominiums, focusing on downtown, high-rise urban infill and mixed use developments. Mr. Tracy holds an MBA from Nova University in Real Estate Development, Construction and Management.
Vice President Finance
Mr. Lopez is responsible for the accounting and financing activities of the company, including financial reporting, budgeting, tax matters, lender and investor relations. For the past 30 years he has held key financial management positions with leading commercial Real Estate operators, Managers and Developers in the South Florida area, including The Adler Group, Inc. and The Hogan Group, Inc. Prior to that Mr. Lopez was a manager with the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand in Miami. Mr. Lopez, a 1979 graduate of Florida International University is a Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida.
Vice President Construction
Mr. Cuddy has over 30 years of experience in construction and construction management. He has extensive experience in high-rise hotel, retail shopping centers, high-rise office buildings, high-rise apartment buildings, high-rise condominiums, garden apartments and infrastructure construction. Mr. Cuddy spent over 20 years with Charles E. Smith Construction, Inc. as a Construction Executive, managing seven superintendents at multiple high-rise projects. With Charles E. Smith he also reported on outside company projects as an owner representative, reviewed and approved requisitions, made and applied cost-saving recommendations, and applied field skills in office estimating for project budgets and company bids on outside work. Mr. Cuddy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Jason M. Robertson
Vice President of Development
Jason Robertson is a veteran real estate executive with extensive experience in the acquisitions and strategic development of commercial and multifamily real estate development and services. In 2002, Mr. Robertson was awarded the Builder of the Year honor by the Builder’s Association of South Florida. He has been a speaker at the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Homebuilders, and Crittenden conferences. Prior to joining ALV, Mr. Robertson coordinated the development for several large developers such as KSL Hotels, Avatar Homes (“AVTR”), and Urban Habitats. Mr. Robertson holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Miami.
Executive Director of Property Management
Ms. Britton joined American Land in 1996 as a Property Manager and was soon promoted to Regional Manager where she successfully oversaw 6 properties totaling 1,610 units. In 2005 she was promoted to her current position of Executive Director and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of project management operations and marketing. Ms. Britton’s experience spans some 22 years, during which she has specialized in high-end lease-ups, condo sales operations and marketing. Prior to joining ALV she held similar positions with Worthing Southeast and Post Properties in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Britton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies from Georgia State University and is currently a CPM candidate.