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President & CEO
Beat Kahli is the founder, President, and CEO of Avalon Park Group (APG). In addition to overseeing the strategic development of the company, Mr. Kahli provides direction and guidance for all APG operations including the development of strategic alliances and joint venture relationships. Mr. Kahli has over 20 years of experience in the fields of real estate, investment banking and financial consulting. Mr. Kahli earned his Business Degree from the Zurich Business School.
Beat Kahli is the controlling shareholder, partner and CEO in a wide range of corporations spanning multiple industries. Mr. Kahli's real estate investments include single family, multi-family, commercial, retail, office and industrital opportunities. Additional investments include the East Orlando Sun newspaper, where he serves as the publisher; technology companies; and engineering firms. Mr. Kahli has also expanded his operations into Europe by opening Avalon Park AG in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Kahli's European investments include being one of the largest shareholders in a publicly traded specialty paper company, developing real estate for a major department store, and being one of the largest shareholders of a publicly traded investment fund.
Other examples of Mr. Kalhi's projects include the 2,000 acre Avalon Park Development in Orlando, Florida and the 2,000 acre New River Development in Tampa, Florida. Each of these projects includes a town center consisting of commercial, retail and office space surrounded by single family and multi-family units. Mr. Kahli's Orlando based project was the number one selling development in the Orlando area for multiple years with a total value upon completion of $1.5 billion. Mr. Kahli's Tampa based project is similar in size and scope to Avalon Park and is anticipated to have a value upon completion of $1.1 billion.
Mr. Kahli has also found success in the concrete industry. Together with a partner, Mr. Kahli began the Prestige group of compaines in 1999. Over an eight year period, Prestige became the largest independent concrete producer in the State of Florida. Prestige expanded their operations outside of Florida entering the North Carolina, California and Texas markets. In 2007, the Prestige group of companies was sold to a foreign concerete and cement manufacturer.
Although Mr. Kahli has been fortunate in his busienss ventures, he has also donated his time and financial support to a number of philanthoropic causes. Mr. Kahli serves on the board of many community not-for-profit organizations including the Red Cross of Central Florida, the Central Florida YMCA, the Central Florida Boy Scouts, and the University of Central Florida's Health and Public Affairs. Mr. Kahli also serves on Florida Hospital Orlando's Board of Directors.
In 2003, Mr. Kahli was named by the Orlando Business Journal as one of the Top Ten Most Influential Businessmen and the Reader's Choice, Most Respected CEO in Central Florida. Additional honors by the Orlando Business Journal in 2004 and 2005 named Mr. Kahli to their Top Ten Most Influential Newsmakers adn their Top Ten Most Influential Businessmen in Central Florida. The Orlando Magazine awarded Beat Kahli the honor of one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Orlando in 2005, 2006 and 2007.