GS REALTY GROUP
Our process focuses on minimizing risk through extensive analysis while maximizing return through a thorough understanding of the marketplace and stringent project cost controls.
DAVID L. GUY, Principal
Mr. Guy has developed over fifteen master planned communities. He has been directly involved with all aspects of development of over 37,000 acres of land and over 71,000 residential units. In conjunction with his residential experience, he has developed over 10 million square feet of commercial space, over 5,000 apartment units and seven golf courses and clubhouse facilities.
Prior to GS Companies, Mr. Guy was directly involved in the development of such high profile projects as Weston, Wesmere, Heathrow, The Moors, Country Walk, Lakes of the Meadows, Sawgrass Players Club and Jacksonville Golf and Country Club, among many others. He is very experienced in Community Development Districts (including Florida’s CDD’s, Virginia’s CDA’s and South Carolina’s Special Assessment Districts), as well as other development bond financing structures. Mr. Guy served on the board of the largest CDD in Florida, the 10,000-acre Weston Community, and is an advisor to financial institutions regarding repositioning of development districts. Mr. Guy is the founder of GS Companies.
ANDREA A. BILLS, Principal, GS Realty Group
In her practice with Valencia Hotel Group, Ms. Bills focused on development opportunities in hotel-anchored urban mixed-use projects. Prior to Valencia, and for the major portion of her career, Ms. Bills held senior positions with General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP), the second largest US-based publicly traded REIT, which at the time had ownership interests in or management responsibility for a portfolio of more than 200 regional shopping malls (approximately 200 million square feet), several portfolios of foreign retail properties, master planned communities and commercial office space.
In her 11 years at GGP, Ms. Bills held various roles in development and asset management, with assignments as Senior Development Director, Director of Peripheral Land and Big Box Development, and Vice President of GGP International Ventures. In her role in International Ventures, Ms. Bills worked to establish GGP's initial presence outside the US, with transactions in Brazil, Turkey and Central America.
In 2005, after GGP’s acquisition of Rouse Companies, which included four major mixed-use communities, Ms. Bills assumed the role of Vice-President of Mixed-use & Master Planned Communities, which included, among others, Summerlin in Las Vegas, Columbia in Maryland, and the re-zoning and master planning of Victoria Ward, which comprises 62 acres in Honolulu, Hawaii, adjacent to world-famous Ala Moana Shopping Center. Ms. Bills also served on the Executive Board of The Woodlands Company (TWDC) in Houston, TX, a Joint Venture of GGP and Morgan Stanley.
Ms. Bills has forged a strong network of high-level relationships with retailers in the US, Europe and Latin America and has advised foreign retailers seeking to expand to the US.