Shaping Communities Through Meaningful Real Estate Endeavors And Valued Relationships
Equinox Development Properties is a commercial real estate development company that specializes in retail and mixed-use projects. These projects include triple net, free standing outparcels, retail strip centers, big box anchored retail centers, and infill mixed use projects combining retail, office, and residential.
Our development team has demonstrated the ability to handle complex transactions in all aspects of real estate development. From site selection to project development and asset management, our team strives for a comprehensive success story in each project. Be it acquisition, development, brokerage, debt/equity placement, or project management, the Equinox team's expertise leads to our many industry accomplished projects.
Ryan Stahl, President & CEO
With a history and family roots in real estate, Ryan Stahl founded Equinox Development Properties with a focus on cultivating lasting client relationships by providing a level of service that is both strategic and detailed. As Chief Executive Officer, Ryan is responsible for the overall operations and execution of the company and its many projects. Additionally, Ryan ensures that the overall strategy of the company is aligned with the various market dynamics that impact the Commercial Real Estate industry.
Holding positions with both national and local development companies, Ryan has a diverse background in commercial real estate development. Prior to forming Equinox, Ryan spent seven years with Opus South Corporation where he developed projects ranging from grocery-anchored shopping centers to mid-rise office buildings and industrial distribution facilities. Thereafter, he spent two years as Senior Vice President with Pelloni Development where he was responsible for the development of multiple, successful mixed-use developments. He parlayed that knowledge of both small and large development companies into the company that Equinox is today. Ryan's extensive detailed knowledge allows for his strong working relationships with many of the regional and national retailers building the foundation of a successful company.
Amy McCook, Senior Vice President
As the Vice President of Development, Amy McCook, is responsible for a broad range of activities including site due diligence, research, project management, and tenant development services. Prior to joining Equinox, Amy was a member of Walt Disney Imagineering's Real Estate Development Team. There she was a part of developing and implementing real estate strategy for land holdings at Walt Disney World. Her responsibilities ranged from small roadway construction management to concept development for a retail project totaling one million square feet. Amy is able to couple her diverse practical experience and high quality formal education to always deliver above expectations.
She has a Master of Science in Real Estate from New York University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Joey Clayton, Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President, Joey Clayton utilizes more than two decades of experience in the retail development industry to lead the Equinox expansion into the Southeast United States. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, Joey leads development opportunities and manages projects outside the State of Florida. Prior to joining Equinox, Joey was the Director of Real Estate and Development at Taco Bell where he co-led a national team to expand the brand at the highest rate of any restaurant in the United States. His other experience includes handling branch development for Chase Bank in Central and South Florida; corporate and franchise real estate in the Southeast for KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers and A&W; and commercial real estate appraisal. Joey uses his extensive retailer experience to provide a specialized service to retail corporations, large and small, who need a reliable partner.
He has a Masters in Finance from The Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Furman University.
Michelle Theriot, Director of Construction
Michelle Theriot has been in the Development and Construction Industry for more than 17 years. She has overseen the operations and managed such diverse projects as the implosion and demo of a 367,000 SF major sports arena and the development of luxury condos. Her experience includes multi-family and commercial new construction and rehab projects, both public and private, two of which were the first master development projects in the nation to target LEED ND® certification.
Michelle is a Certified General Contractor in the state of Florida, an accredited LEED Green Associate, a charter member of the U.S. Green Building Council, an Allied Individual Member of AIA, and carries certifications in OSHA 30-Hour Training and Construction Documents, among others.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management and Marketing, from The Pennsylvania State University.
Kirsten Davis, Legal Administrator
Kirsten Davis is the firm’s Legal Administrator. Her extensive real estate, development and contracts experience lends itself to each and every deal, where she works tirelessly to ensure a smooth transaction. Her knack for follow-up and organization allow her to be involved in all projects. Kirsten works with each person at Equinox, whether it is working alongside our Property Management department to draft leases and amendments and reviewing existing leases; working with our Construction department on Construction Agreements, project timelines, bids and project deliverables or even reviewing Due Diligence on new projects and performing research.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Kirsten spent much of her childhood in the Northeast before relocating with her family to Florida in the early 1990’s. Spending her teenage years in the Orlando area has given her great area knowledge and has allowed her to witness the Orlando area’s growth firsthand. Kirsten attended Valencia Community College for Business Administration and IFREC Real Estate School.
Sharon Strang, Financial Administrator & Office Manager
Sharon Strang is the firm’s dynamic Financial Administrator & Office Manager. She has spent her career working in accounting for attorneys and surgeons offices. It is this experience that has prepared her for the complexities and demands of the position.
Originally from Michigan, Sharon has spent the last 40 years in Central Florida, where she attended Valencia Community College for Business Administration majoring in Accounting. In addition, Sharon has three adult children and two grandchildren she enjoys spending time with. She has traveled extensively and spent a year living in Costa Rica before returning to the US.