Director of Development
Drew joined Bluestone in 2020 and made an immediate impact on our business and expanded our capacity to grow. Drew’s background in all aspects of land development allowed him to make a seamless transition to the team.
As Director of Development, Drew is accountable for the day-to-day management of our project pipeline across all markets. Drew draws from his extensive civil engineering background to coordinate a range of services for our client base including user-focused conceptual site planning, due diligence & title review, entitlement procurement, and construction management among many others. Drew’s exposure to real estate site selection and the land acquisition process are a dynamic asset for our growing list of retail and hospitality clients.
Drew began his career with Kimley-Horn and Associates, a national civil engineering consulting firm. Drew was critical in the company’s post-2008 growth in the Florida region and was honored in 2013 as a firm-wide “Outstanding Analyst of the Year.” During his time with Kimley-Horn, Drew acted as a lead consultant for the company’s largest national private client, Walmart, Inc., facilitating the development of millions of square feet of gross leasable area in the Southeast Florida MSA.
In 2014, Drew was recruited by Thorntons, Inc. to join their recently reorganized development team in Louisville, Kentucky. Drew quickly worked his way to Senior Manager of Development by 2015. Drew built on his Walmart experience and established Thorntons’ design standards, engineering specifications, bidding procedures, internal reporting, and overall development processes from site selection through construction and turnover. During Drew’s tenure, Thorntons doubled its capacity to deliver new-to-industry stores from four stores per year in 2015 to nine store per year in 2017 and, in the six months between July 2019 and December 2019, Thorntons opened a record 10 new-to-industry stores. Drew joined Thorntons’ Management Team to assist in the sale of Thorntons, Inc. to BP and guide the post-closing transition of the incoming ownership.