Executive Team Bios
Founder and President of Project Finance & Development, Dwight leads the company’s investment and development activities. While the company owns income producing properties throughout the country its development activities, to date, have been focused in Central Florida. Dwight’s legal experience and knowledge of the real estate industry propelled him into forming PFD, but it is his passion for creating unique properties that transform communities and enhance lifestyles that drive the business objective.
As a member of The Florida Bar, Dwight practiced law for 20 years before starting Project Finance & Development. During his legal career, Dwight was a shareholder at national firms Holland & Knight and Akerman Senterfitt where his practice focused extensively in zoning, land use and in creative financing strategies for accelerating the construction of public schools and roads. Dwight earned a BSBA (Economics) and Juris Doctor, both from the University of Florida, and has been listed several times in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, The Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers.
David brings 20 years of real estate experience to Project Finance & Development. As Vice President, David influences the direction of the company by identifying and evaluating new property acquisitions, project analytics, and assisting with all aspects of development throughout the Southeast.
Prior to joining the firm, David was Forward Planning Manager at Meritage Homes responsible for site selection, land acquisitions and preliminary entitlements.
Additionally, David served as a real estate advisor for Engel & Völkers, and Land Acquisition & Development Manager for both Spano & Associates, Inc. and DR Horton, Inc.
A native of Orlando, Jessa began her career as a new home sales consultant before moving on to work as operations manager for First City Realty and Development. She spent several years as Project Coordinator in the Office of Design and Construction for the Diocese of Orlando before joining the team at Project Finance & Development in 2013. As Project Manager, Jessa coordinates the consultants involved in each development working with owners, builders, engineers, planners, local governments and attorneys to implement a critical path and facilitate successful projects from due diligence to completion.