Jim Zboril Named CEO Of L&L Development Group

David Levinson to Serve as Chairman of New L&L Entity, Which Will Lead 131-acre Coral Grove Town Center, The Residences of Palm Beach West, and All Future Florida Investments

L&L Development Group announced today it has appointed industry veteran Jim Zboril as Chief Executive Officer and Principal of the newly-formed company that will lead L&L’s ongoing expansion into South Florida.

L&L Holding Company founder David Levinson will serve as Chairman of L&L Development Group.  The new entity will advance two major ongoing L&L projects – Coral Grove, a 131-acre outdoor town center that will bring new residences, offices and diverse retail options to Cape Coral, and The Residences of Palm Beach West, a world-class luxury apartment and retail tower.  L&L Development Group will also lead L&L’s future investments in Florida and throughout the Sun Belt region.

Mr. Zboril brings three decades of executive experience in Florida real estate to his new role with L&L Development Group.  He spent the past 17 years building Tavistock Development Company into one of the region’s foremost mixed-use real estate development, construction and management firms.  During his tenure, Mr. Zboril led Tavistock’s many major Orlando development projects, including Sunbridge, a 27,000-acre mixed-use master planned community, and Lake Nona, a 13,000-acre master planned community that has been ranked among the best developments in America.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jim to the L&L family,” said Mr. Levinson.  “Jim’s incredible track record and unparalleled knowledge of the Florida market make him the perfect person to lead our ongoing expansion into the Sun Belt region.  L&L’s Florida operation has been two years in the making, and Jim’s expertise will help accelerate our growth in the region’s multifamily, retail, office, cultural and entertainment sectors.”

Mr. Zboril added, “I’ve long admired David for his tremendous vision and his ability to create places of enduring value.  Over the past two decades, L&L has successfully completed an extraordinary array of complex development and redevelopment projects across Manhattan.  I look forward to perpetuating and extending that amazing legacy in Florida and beyond.”

Mr. Zboril and Mr. Levinson will be supported by Principal & Executive Vice President Jamil Lacourt, Vice President Evan Lahr and Senior Project Manager Michael Christiano, along with L&L’s longstanding departmental teams.

Mr. Levinson will continue to serve as Chairman and CEO of L&L Holding Company, which has built a Manhattan portfolio that currently encompasses more than 10 million square feet of commercial space.  L&L’s signature New York properties include the recently completed 425 Park Avenue, 390 Madison, 200 Fifth Avenue and 195 Broadway, as well as its ongoing development projects TSX Broadway and Terminal Warehouse.