Versatile South Florida Developer Terry Stiles Dies

Terry Stiles, the developer of numerous high-profile projects in South Florida, died after battling esophageal cancer.

Stiles, 70, formerly the head of the Fort Lauderdale-based Stiles Corp. founded by his father Howard in 1951, died Monday, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Stiles' company developed notable downtown Fort Lauderdale projects on Las Olas Boulevard, including the 1 West Las Olas office building and the Las Olas City Center, a retail and office project, according to its website.

Other Stiles projects included Paramount, a luxury 18-story, 95-unit residential tower in Fort Lauderdale; the Broward Center for the Performing Arts renovation and expansion, which was done jointly with Miller Construction Co.; several projects for Nova Southeastern University; and Tri-Rail stations, the company said.

The company, a pioneer in South Florida commercial real estate development, also played roles as investor and landlord in South Florida real estate.

In 2015, the company announced plan to change its leadership. Terry Stiles' son, Ken Stiles, assumed his father's position as CEO while the elder Stiles remained actively involved in the company.

Lidia Dinkova, Daily Business Review