Terry W. Stiles was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Stiles. At the helm since 1971, he grew Stiles to be one of the largest full-service real estate companies in the Southeast. Under his leadership, Stiles has developed more than 43 million square feet of award-winning commercial and residential projects, including urban and suburban office buildings, master-planned and mixed-use corporate parks, luxury residential communities and retail shopping centers. Responsible for more than four million square feet of office, residential and retail projects within the Las Olas corridor, Mr. Stiles is credited for helping to shape the iconic Fort Lauderdale skyline.
Years after establishing Sawgrass Corporate Park, the first master-planned corporate park development in Broward County, Mr. Stiles maintained his position at the forefront of real estate trends. He executed on innovative, engaging and environmentally responsible commercial and residential projects that transformed neighborhoods. A recent residential project, One Plantation, is Broward County's first LEED-certified luxury apartment community.
In 2012, Stiles expanded into North Carolina and Tennessee and recently completed a Pillar award-winning residential project in Nashville as well as three retail shopping centers in Charlotte. The company has several other retail and luxury residential projects planned or underway throughout the region.
In addition to beautifying and revitalizing his hometown, Mr. Stiles was a firm believer in giving back and has led by example as a community leader. He was personally involved with organizations supporting children, education and family. He was a former president of the non-profit organization, Jack and Jill Children's Center and supported more than 30 organizations across Florida, including the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Junior Achievement, Boys & Girls Club, Broward College, Humane Society, Kids in Distress and Habitat for Humanity.
In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Stiles was honored with several prestigious awards including NAIOP National Developer of the Year and South Florida Developer of the Year (2000). Other awards include the ULI Lifetime Achievement Award (2009) for his impact on the real estate industry, the Business Hall of Fame Laureate Award by Junior Achievement of South Florida (2007), Sun-Sentinel's 2003 Philanthropist of the Year Award, and United Way's 1996 Community Hero Award, in which he was commissioned to carry the torch at the 1996 Olympic cross-country relay.
Mr. Stiles was also the proud recipient of the 1985 Sun Sentinel Excalibur Award, which recognized his success within the Fort Lauderdale business community as well as his commitment to the values of innovation, company growth and community contribution. Notwithstanding, his biggest reward came from the many thanks he received from children throughout the years.
Mr. Stiles is survived by his wife Jamie, son Ken Stiles married to Brittany Stiles, daughters Carrie Tidwell married to Jamie Tidwell, and Tresa Hernandez-Stiles engaged to Erik Johnson, as well as six grandchildren
Professional Affiliations: NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Past National Chairman; Broward Workshop Past Vice Chairman and Current Member; Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance CEO Council; Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors; Jack & Jill Children's Center Board of Directors; Port Everglades Advocacy Team Past Chairman; Friends of the Airport Past Chairman; Executive Association of Fort Lauderdale Member; Urban Land Institute Member; Building Owners and Managers Association Member; International Council of Shopping Centers Member; Boys and Girls Club of Broward Generals Club Member.