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4/20/2022 - REIC Advisory Board Panel
University Club of Tampa
201 N. Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
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REIC Tampa Bay - Advisory Board Panel - 4/20/2022


Will Conroy, Founder & President, Backstreet Capital (moderator)

Will Conroy is a prominent attorney and investor from St. Petersburg, Florida who has been intimately involved in numerous high-profile projects and business success stories throughout the Southeast United States. At family-owned Backstreets Capital, Will combines his passion for helping businesses succeed and creating impactful projects with his number-one priority: Family.

As an equity partner at one of Tampa Bay’s largest and most distinguished law firms, Johnson Pope, Will has decades of experience handling a broad range of complex commercial real estate and corporate issues for clients including developers, private equity funds, family-owned businesses and more.

Julia Silva, Managing Director, JLL
Julia Silva is a Managing Director at JLL and a 27-year veteran of the Tampa Bay industrial market. Julia is part of the Tampa industrial team with a focus on the entire Tampa MSA surrounding Polk, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.  Julia’s career experience in industrial brokerage, leasing, sales & development includes over 25M square feet leased/sold totaling over $3.5B in transaction value. 

Julia joined JLL from Cushman & Wakefield, where she scaled an award-winning team that sold industrial land, buildings and leased a 15 million square foot industrial portfolio.  Prior to Cushman, Ms. Silva was the market leader for and opened Duke Realty’s Tampa office. There, she was part of the industrial development team and was involved in the development of more than one million square feet of industrial space and over one million square feet of office space, providing a unique understanding of the functionality of building site layouts and geographic placement for new product and second-generation industrial space. She has worked throughout her career for some of the nation’s largest publicly traded REIT’s where she led market efforts and was involved in every phase of the transaction.  

Skipper Peek, SVP of Commercial Sales & Development, Tavistock Development Company
As Tavistock’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Development, Scott “Skipper” Peek manages Tavistock’s commercial real estate portfolio, including its Lake Nona and Infinity Park; projects that have entitlements for more than 11 million square feet of development and contain more than 7,000 acres.

Skipper has more than 30 years of real estate experience, including senior level positions with Panattoni Development Company, DeBartolo Property Group, Highwoods Properties and Citicorp Real Estate.

Pat Kelly, Managing Director, Franklin Street
Patrick Kelly serves as regional managing director for Franklin Street in the firm’s Tampa headquarters office. In his role, Kelly provides strategic guidance for Franklin Street, helping to grow the firm’s market share and expand its investment sales, capital advisory, insurance, property management, project management, and tenant and landlord representation services throughout Tampa Bay. 

Kelly has more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate with a strong history of transactional and development expertise, focusing on multiple asset classes including office, industrial, medical and land. Prior to Franklin Street, he served as president for Redstone Commercial, a major real estate brokerage and development firm with over 75 properties totaling more than 4.5 million square feet in 15 states. Kelly’s initial industry experience stems from his debt and equity background, having financed multiple office properties throughout Florida and the Rocky Mountain states. 

Contact: Jade Gooding, [email protected]