Mr. Boyd graduated with an Accounting Degree from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. His initial business experience was in public accounting with Ernst & Ernst and Price Waterhouse. He then spent over 8 years with CNL, the final 3 years as President of the development company, CNL Properties, Inc.
In 1991, Mr. Boyd formed Boyd Development Corporation where he has been active in the development of anchored retail shopping centers, multi-family projects, mixed-use developments and larger land developments. Currently, the firm is developing Hamlin, a 640-acre mixed-use development along SR 429 in southwest Orange County. The project is entitled for a mix of residential (+/- 1,500 units), commercial, retail and office space (more than 1.5 million square feet of total commercial entitlements). The firm should start construction in early 2015 on two retail developments at the interchange, one a grocery-anchored center and the second a 50-acre, 400,000 square foot development.
Mr. Boyd has resided in Orlando, Florida since 1980 and has been married to Jennifer for 34 years. The Boyds have three adult children and are members of First Baptist Church of Orlando. Mr. Boyd serves as the board chair of the First Orlando Foundation, The First Academy (a K-12 college preparatory school), as well as the Orlando affiliate of the National Christian Foundation.