An Exclusively Planned Residential Airpark Community
Aero Estates Executive Airpark is a state-of-the-art planned development that will be located near a metropolitan center, designed to embody a lifestyle of aviation, golf, luxury, and sustainable green energy. Aero Estates Executive Airpark will represent the pinnacle of success in life and business as defined by aviation, entrepreneurship, golf, and play.
The following is an innovative and bold project designed to provide residents and guests with a unique lifestyle as well as a gateway to the world. A private development that will include a residential airpark, two championship-level golf courses, an elegant clubhouse, a fitness center, and a variety of outdoor offerings that tie it all together. The development will host 0.75 to 3-acre estate-sized lots designed for aviators, aircraft owners, as well as golf and outdoor enthusiasts wanting the finest amenities available. Aero Estates Executive Airpark will seek to be energy independent and reduce impacts on natural resources by integrating a 10-megawatt community solar farm, greenhouses, a waste to clean electricity solution called gasification, and other available green-sustainable technologies. Aero Estates Executive Airpark will offer residents a unique lifestyle that blends the best of what modern society has to offer, providing high-quality amenities in a majestic setting.
Aero Estate Development Group will strive to be energy independent and committed to sustainability in the hopes to improve and maintain natural resources and be good stewards of the environment. We will develop a Community Energy Plan that will identify realistic goals while incorporating clean energy solutions. Initially, we will integrate a 10-megawatt solar farm, greenhouses, a waste to clean electricity solution through gasification, and other technologies available to reduce impacts on natural resources and a community that values sustainability.
Aero Estates Development Group, Inc. seeks an investor partnership to create a world class residential aviation community that will integrate the best of amenities and a one stop shop for pilots that continue the tradition of aviation. As the project developer, we will manage strategic partnerships for design, development, and completion of the exclusive airport community. The five-phase development will take 3-years to develop the infrastructure and initiate sales, and a total of 11-years to complete the project. The first two years we complete the design and feasibility, secure approvals and years three to four, we complete the initial development, generate positive cash flow in year five and a break even point in year seven.
The veteran-owned company’s CEO and Developer previously owned and developed Aero Estates Airpark (T25), a successful residential airport community located on 120-acres adjacent to Lake Palestine in East Texas. Robert is, and his team are experienced project developers versed in planning, land development, marketing, sales, and project management. Robert has assembled a team of expert professionals’ familiar with all aspects of the project. We will team with well-known and nationally recognized designers to finalize conceptual drawings and then we’ll locate a local Design-Build General Contractor near the development site. We are talking with the world’s greatest airport design architects for the FBO, runway and aviation business park (i.e., Delta Airport Consultants, Armstrong Consultants, Kimley-Horn, etc.), that specialize in full-service General Aviation design and planning, and the award winning private club designers (i.e., McMahon Group, Chambers USA, etc.) to design our country club, fitness facilities and racquet club.
Our Mission: We are committed to developing aviation-oriented communities and infrastructures that are uniquely part of the transportation evolution and a modern lifestyle.
The project consists of:
- 4,700+ acres located in a natural setting and strategically located near a metropolitan center;
- 9,000 x 150-foot FAA approved instrument approach runway, full-service FBO, 30 Aviation Business Park commercial pad buildable sites, 70 General Aviation hangars, and 40-foot-wide taxiways that maintain 140-foot object free areas for safe movement and protection of aircraft;
- Two championship-level 18-hole par 72 golf courses and a world-class training facility;
- Extensive nature trails (hiking, jogging, biking) with fitness stations and obstacle courses;
- Professionally administered Property Owners Association (POA) committed to a high-quality lifestyle that ensures the privacy, safety, and security of its community and residents.24/7 on-site safety and security including manned entry gates and roving patrols;
- Elegant clubhouse with an adjacent elite fitness center that includes tennis and pickleball courts, a resort-style pool with lap lanes, and splash park;
- 1,204 “smart” residential lots, 60 townhomes, and 60 condominiums;
- 10-megawatt community solar farm, greenhouses, and a green-sustainable waste to clean electricity solution (gasification);
Aero Estates Executive Airpark is an exclusively planned 1,354-unit residential airpark and golfing community with 0.75 to 3-acre estate-sized residential lots, which include runway, golf course, and clubhouse access. Aero Estates Development Group is currently exploring several potential development sites in the United States. The developer’s strategic vision is to build multiple themed airparks and golf communities over the next 15-20 years. All airparks revolving around shared passions of aviation, a high-quality lifestyle, golf, and the outdoors. Providing aviators, aircraft owners, golf, and outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to share amenities and resources at discounted rates. Additional locations could offer seasonal sports and activities (snow skiing, boating, equestrianism, arts and crafts, etc.). The Northwestern United States would be an ideal location for winter sports, vast outdoor activities, hunting, or themed development. We can easily plan and execute larger developments as we have also planned the Aero Estates National Airpark & Country Club.
In 10-15 years, we envision developing future land and airpark communities as well as skyport infrastructure (business centers, shopping malls, rooftop launchpads, etc.) as flying vehicles, aerial ridesharing, skyports, and space travel bring new opportunities in the not-too-distant future. Residential airparks have similar qualities that future skyports may provide. They can essentially link all forms of urban transportation, make our communities an integral component of the transportation evolution, decrease traffic congestion, enhance the quality of life, and provide greater access to global markets.
We currently seek funding through a partner(s) that shares our passions for aviation, golf, and the outdoors to develop Aero Estates Executive Airpark. The ideal partner will be an individual or group who is energized by our innovative, profitable, sustainable, and legacy-worthy project. The development of Aero Estates Executive Airpark requires a $295 million investment across a 4-year funding structure. The scale of this project will result in the most modern and elaborate airpark and golfing communities in the world. Yearly Property Owners Association (POA) and membership fees for residents, social members, non-resident golf course fees, guest rental property, hangar rentals, and other funding streams; will support annual operating and maintenance expenses to create a sustainable and thriving community for generations to come.
The five-phased development, marketing, and sales campaign will be managed by Aero Estates Development Group over the course of 11-years. We will break ground at the beginning of Year 3 and a large majority of the development will be completed in the 3rd quarter of Year 4. The POA will assume ownership of the community common grounds in Year 5, and we will sell the remaining lots in Years 5 (Phase III) through Year 11 (Phase V). The development will encompass 4,700+ acres with 1,354 units including 1,204 estate-sized residential lots ranging in size from 0.75 to 3-acres starting at $395,000 (USD), 60 townhomes, and 60 condo units starting at $725,000. The Aviation Business Park will host 30 commercial pad buildable sites ranging from 0.75 to 3-acres that start at $950,000, and 70 aircraft hangar units (10 of which are rental units) start at $325,000. The year-over-year property value growth is 5% on average. This type of close-knit community living is particularly appealing to business owners, aviators, aircraft owners, golf and outdoor enthusiasts, retirees, and families – as they are surrounded by other, like-minded individuals.
There is an opportunity to stand up a Flight Department to support the initial development (Years 1-4) with the initial purchase of a Gulfstream G550 and Gulfstream GV large business jets, AgustaWestland AW139 medium-lift helicopter, Pilatus PC-24 light business jet, and a Pilatus PC-12 NGX single-engine turboprop aircraft. This department will be led by a recognized Director of Aviation, 16 crew, and 5 administrative staff. These shared resources along with an experienced and professional flight department can then transition in Year 4 into an Air Charter Service for residents and clients for safe, efficient, and productive business and leisure travel. A larger Air Charter Company has been designed and details can be shared on request.
The project development and corporate team will consist of corporate staff, development team members, and expert consultants to ensure safe and high-quality design and construction. There are many moving pieces in the development of this property including locating a development site, coordinating multiple design efforts, receiving development planning approval, coordinating construction plans and executing the project that will require a full team effort to be successful. Once initial designs, renderings, and cost projections are complete, we will update our detailed task list that will shape the multifaceted development. Our Action Plan will navigate us through a complex process to meet schedule and budget milestones.
- 1,204 “SMART” RESIDENTIAL LOTS, 60 TOWNHOMES & 60 CONDOS
- RESIDENTIAL UNITS WITH RUNWAY, FBO AND CLUBHOUSE ACCESS
- GREEN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS
- 9,000 X 150-foot FAA APPROVED INSTRUMENT APPROACH RUNWAY
- FULL-SERVICE FBO, 70 HANGARS & 30 COMMERCIAL PAD BUILDABLE SITES
- ELEGANTLY DESIGNED GRAND CLUBHOUSE, ELITE FITNESS CENTER, BAR & GRILL
- TENNIS & PICKLEBALL COURTS AND RESORT STYLE POOL WITH SPLASH PARK
- JOGGING, BIKING AND OBSTACLE COURSE TRAILS, PARKS, AND CAMPING AREAS
9,000 x 150 FOOT RUNWAY WITH GPS APPROACHES
Aero Estates Executive Airpark’s paved lighted runway and helipads will be the gateway to the world and will be the focal point for annual fly-in events. The 9,000 x 150-foot FAA-approved instrument approach runway, full-service FBO, Aviation Business Park with 30 commercial pad buildable sites, will easily accommodate large business jets, General Aviation aircraft, and helicopters. Residents will enjoy runway access from residential lots via 40-foot-wide taxiways with 140-foot object free areas for safe movement and protection of aircraft, GPS Approaches, Pilot-Controlled Lighting (PCL), Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), Standard Instrument Departures (SID), Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR), Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI), Airport Beacon, and FAA compliant lighted Helipads with PAPI lights.
We have often heard that there is nothing like being able to walk out of your back door to your hangar into your plane and take off for an adventure. Many fantasize about the lifestyle of living in a community of like-minded and fun-minded aviators. More and more pilots are finally deciding to stop dreaming and to start living at airparks across the country. The paved runway will have adjacent homes and residents will enjoy taxiway access from airpark residential lots, 24/7 FBO and self-serve fuel (100LL & Jet-A), aircraft parking area for guests and a 20,000 square foot FBO and hangar for maintaining aircraft, flight planning, conducting last minute business, relaxing and a common place to get things done.
There is an opportunity to stand up a Flight Department to support the business travel for the initial development (Years 1-4) with the initial purchase of a Gulfstream G550 and Gulfstream GV large business jets, AgustaWestland AW139 medium-lift helicopter, Pilatus PC-24 light business jet and a Pilatus PC-12 NGX single-engine turboprop aircraft. This department will be led by a recognized Director of Aviation, 16 crew and 5 administrative staff. These shared resources along with an experienced and professional flight department will then transition to an Air Charter Service in year five for residents and clients providing safe, efficient, and productive business and leisure travel.
Foot Paved Runway
Square Foot FBO/Pilot Lounge
Club House and Elite Fitness Center
Fixed-Based Operator (FBO), Pilot Lounge, and Hangar
20,000 square foot full-service FBO and 30,000 square foot hangar
The 20,000 square foot full-service FBO will be the place to plan your next flight, relax with fellow aviators, address business needs,or enjoy a library of aviation articles and refreshments. The 140′ x 110′ x 30′ canopy provides a covered aircraft parking area, allowing drive-up service for even the largest business aircraft. The FBO will include full-service aviation support, maintenance, full and self-service fuel, an attached 200′ x 150′ x 30′ hangar, and a 240,000 square foot aircraft parking area. The Aviation Business Park will include 30 commercial pad buildable sites ranging from 0.75 to 3 acres and 70 hangars for sale and rentals with direct access to the runway. There will also be opportunities for a lease to own FBO, providing primary support services to the General Aviation community.
Gated Front Entrance
Secured community with a gated main entrance and security staff
Elegantly Designed Clubhouse
Tennis and Pickleball Courts
Lighted tennis and pickleball courts with a center tournament court
Racquet sports are great for so many reasons including health and fitness benefits, camaraderie, and fun! Aero Estate Executive Airpark’s fully equipped fitness center will include a robust offering of racquet sports which will include: 6 lighted tennis courts with a main center tournament court and 6 pickleball courts. Like the golf learning facility offerings, there will be private, semi-private, and group lessons for players of all ages and skill levels taught by a certified staff.
Signature Design Championship-Level Golf Courses
Two championship-level signature 18-hole par 72 courses
Aero Estates Development Group will partner with renowned golf course design firms to create 2 championship-level signature 18-hole par 72 golf courses and a world-class 400-yard range with chipping and putting areas. We will make every attempt to create high-ranking golf courses designed to host future PGA and USGA tournaments. The course layouts will focus on testing a pro golfer’s skills through a variety of doglegs, distances, and hazards through the diversification of different shots. Our intent is to design each course around the ambiance, where you can sense the traditions of the game of golf.
Nature and Recreational Trails
Enhanced nature trail circuit, fitness stations, and obstacle courses
Extensive and enhanced nature trails which will include hiking, jogging, biking, fitness stations, and obstacle courses which will be integrated throughout the development and provide an outdoor sanctuary for residents and guests. The trail system will be designed to appeal to a wide variety of users and interests that will challenge their bodies and provide scenic views while exploring the outdoors. Integrated fitness stations and obstacle courses will provide outdoor adventures and fun for users of all levels and ages.
World Class Golf Training Facility
USGA standards qualified training facility
The Golf Training Facility will be a sanctuary where players of all ages and experience levels can practice golf skills and techniques with little pressure and an emphasis on fun. The training facility will offer adult, junior, and custom instructional packages taught by a PGA certified staff. Residents and guests can enhance their short and long game at a USGA Qualified Training Facility.
Phase I (Year 1) Trial – $10,000,000
Prior to full-scale production, a 1-year trial has been designed to prepare and set conditions for the large-scale project. The trial will require 3-6 months to locate development sites, conduct feasibility analysis and due diligence, obtain site surveys, evaluate site data, complete preliminary zoning investigation, and select development sites. Aero Estates Development Group will refine the conceptual plans through partnerships with aviation, golf, and club consultants to begin development with a selected design-build firm. We will then devise a final master plan, focus on regulatory requirements, land entitlements (project impacts, environmental assessments, reports, studies, zone changes, etc.), conduct a final site selection, and enter into a Right of First Refusal Land Contract in the last 6-months.
Phase I (Year 2) – $65,361,200
Year 2 will begin with: hiring the remaining development staff, completing land entitlements, development platting, submit subdivision plan, and commence the development review process with local planning board/committee, and exhibit at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention. At the end of Year 2, we will finalize construction plans with the design team, receive subdivision planning approval, and complete the land acquisition process.
Phase I (Year 3) – $211,473,700
Construction permits approved, construction stakeout, construction begins (clearing/demo, grading), complete, set temporary construction office, development, and office equipment purchase, final development approval, rough grading, wet & dry utilities, begin construction of Phase I roads and taxiways, develop 60 Phase I residential lots, runway, FBO and hangar, golf courses, clubhouse, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, gated front entrance, corporate office and model homes, 30 commercial pad sites, 70 hangars, exhibit at the Golf Industry Show, SUN’nFUN Aviation Expo, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention and the NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), Phase I roads and taxiways completed, runway and aircraft parking area completed, airport beacon/AWOS/VASI Installed, aviation self-serve fuel systems installed.
Phase II (Year 4) – $157,680,830
Complete Phase II roads and taxiways, develop 120 Phase II lots, begin construction on 60 townhouses and 60 condos, begin 10-megawatt solar farm and waste to clean electricity solution, FBO and gated front entrance completed, runway and Phase II taxiway lighting and hangars completed, parks, camping grounds, and nature trails, FAA airport/runway approval, exhibit at the Denver Golf Show, Chicago Golf Show, SUN’n FUN Aviation Expo, Paris Air Show, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention and the NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition; construction completed on the golf courses, clubhouse, golf facilities, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and the pool, host open house, first scheduled airpark fly-in, as well as golf and tennis events.
Phase III (Year 5) – $41,009,283
Transition airpark management to the POA, complete Phase III roads and taxiways, construction completed on townhouses and condos, develop 120 Phase III lots, exhibit at the National Golf Expo, an international golf event, LA Golf Show, SUN’n FUN Aviation Expo, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention, Athens Flying Week Air Show and the NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition, major development items inspected, punch list completed, host annual fly-in event as well as golf and tennis tournaments.
Phase IV (Years 6-7) – $35,918,407
Complete Phase IV roads and taxiways, develop 300 Phase IV lots, exhibit yearly at the PGA Merchandise Show, National Golf Expo, SUN’n FUN Aviation Expo, International Golf Event, LA Golf Show, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention, NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition, Exhibit at the Singapore Air Show and Dubai Air Show international events, host annual fly-in event as well as golf and tennis tournaments.
Phase V (Years 8-11) – $58,338,536
Complete Phase IV roads and taxiways, develop 600 Phase V lots, exhibit at the National Golf Expo, SUN’n FUN Aviation Expo, international golf event, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention, NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition, attend 3-4 international aviation and golf events, host annual fly-in event as well as golf and tennis tournaments.
Aero Estate Development Group’s marketing strategy and Action Plan will focus on targeting a niche aviator/aircraft owner and golfing industry. Pricing will be adjusted to meet development demands and needs. The marketing strategy will include exhibiting at selected domestic and international aviation and golf trade shows, maximizing digital marketing campaigns and Search EngineOptimization (SEO) in order to drive buyers to our development website and community. We will strategically publicize advertisements, blogs, posts, and online content to attract potential buyers and create sales opportunities. Digital and social media marketing (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vlogs, Blogs, etc.) will be a core focus to meet sales goals. This project will be marketed on a global basis and target aviation, golf, and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Director of Sales and Marketing will lead our development team in a contemporary approach with the goal of achieving a competitive and sustainable advantage over other residential airparks and golfing communities. We will also explore options to market and initiate sales domestically and globally, including but not limited to: Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, etc. through the following methods:
➢ Leverage an extensive and robust marketing campaign;
➢ Use SEO strategies for a digital presence to attract online traffic and patrons, as well as to gather informative customer data;
➢ Exhibit annually at 2-3 U.S. national air shows and exhibitions (AirVenture Oshkosh, SUN ‘n FUN EXPO, NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition, etc.) and one international air show (i.e., Paris Airshow, Athens Flying Week, Singapore Air Show, etc.) promoting Aero Estate Executive Airpark to a combined audience of over one million per year;
➢ Exhibit annually at 2-3 U.S. national golf expos and shows (National Golf Expo, Golf Industry Show, etc.) and one international golf show promoting Aero Estate Executive Airpark to a combined audience of over one million per year;
➢ Placement of articles and advertisements in nationally recognized magazine publications: Flying Magazine 3-6 times a year (192,000 circulations, 466,000 total reach), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Pilot Magazine 3-6 times a year (495,000 reach based on circulations and distribution to airports/FBOs and aviation events), Golf Magazine and Golf Digest 3-6 times a year (3,000,000 circulations combined), and Forbes, Money, Wired, Esquire, GQ, Maxim, Details, Traveler, Outside, etc. throughout the year;
➢ Provide virtual tours and promote buyer testimonials on the company website, as well as digital and social media platforms;
➢ Link exchange with aviation and golf enthusiast-oriented websites;
➢ Increase advertising and special promotions to coincide with seasonality peaks;
➢ Explore options to generate sales abroad and stay within budget.
The Aero Estates Development Group executive sales team consists of the CEO and President, the Director of Sales & Marketing, and two Sales Managers. Sales will be executed according to the Action Plan to maximize market share and generate revenue. Early in the development phase, we anticipate swift sales cycles as we will select a desirable location featuring luxury amenities that appeal to aviators and aircraft owners, as well as a broad golfing community. We will guide potential customers to our development website and community through a comprehensive marketing campaign that includes maximizing digital and social media marketing, SEO strategies, exhibiting at aviation and golf trade shows, and strategically placed magazine articles and advertisements in nationally recognized publications.
The new development will offer lots for custom homes with estimated home prices from $1M-$25M, FAA instrument approach runway, full-service FBO, championship-level signature-designed golf courses, an elegant clubhouse, elite fitness center, with extensive amenities, and recreational activities which will attract local, second, and third home buyers. We will make connections with prospective buyers and establish customer profiles to refine and enhance our marketing plan, as well as capitalize on successful referrals – to best target our niche market and improve sales strategies.
Below is an overview of anticipated revenue, based on a conservative approach, which outlines the year of development and thenumber of lots sold:
⮚ Year 3: 60 Lots at $44,055,000
⮚ Year 4: 145 Lots/Units/Commercial Pad Sites/Hangars at $113,795,000
⮚ Year 5: 171 Lots/Units/Commercial Pad Sites/Hangars at $138,540,000
⮚ Years 6- 7: 404 Lots/Units/Commercial Pad Sites/Hangars at $353,900,000
⮚ Years 8- 9: 310 Lots/Hangars at $279,760,000
⮚ Years 10- 11: 300 Lots at $315,500,000
⮚ Total: $1,245,550,000
Year 1: $10,000,000 (Locate development sites, refine designs and master plan, launch marketing campaign, begin entitlements, gain the support of local planning board/commission, site selection, and enter into a right of first refusal land contract)
Year 2: $65,000,000 (Onboard development team, preliminary subdivision planning approval, and complete land acquisition)
Year 3: $170,000,000 (Break ground and initiate sales)
Year 4: $50,000,000 (Major development completed and host grand opening)
Total Funding Required: $295,000,000 (Positive Cash Flow Year 5, Break Even Point in Year 7)
Total Unit Sales Revenue for 11-Years: $1,245,550,000
Total Property Operations Revenue for 11-Years: $116,670,000
Total Expenses Phases I-V: $591,681,956
Total EBITDA for 11-Years: $744,887,978
Net Present Value (NPV) End of 11-Years: $353.89M
ROI Before 7% Discount: 361.77%
Internal Rate of Return (IRR): 29%
There is an option to offer convertible bonds in years 3-4 with a 7% coupon.
**Revenue generated from sales and operations will support remaining development/operational costs in years 5-11.
Repayment Structure: $750,000,000
➢ Year 5: $65,000,000
➢ Year 6: $120,000,000
➢ Year 7: $160,000,000 (Break Even Point)
➢ Year 8: $80,000,000 (80% Profit / Assumes $20M Taxes)
➢ Year 9: $100,000,000 (80% Profit / Assumes $20M Taxes)
➢ Year 10: $105,000,000 (80% Profit / Assumes $20M Taxes)
➢ Year 11: $120,000,000 (80% Profit / Assumes $20M Taxes)
We are looking for an individual or group of investors who share our passion for aviation, golf, the outdoors, and community. Let’s build a dream!
Leadership and Management
Robert E Huber, PMP – CEO/Developer
Robert previously owned and developed Aero Estates Airpark (T25) from 2002 to 2012. Aero Estates Airpark is a successful residential airport community located on 120-acres along Lake Palestine in East Texas. Aero Estates Airpark has a 3,100 x 60-foot Bermuda grass runway, taxiways from all lots, pilot-controlled lighting, heliport, floatplane dock, visual approach slope indicator (VASI), and a four-acre lakefront common area. The family founded Aero Estates, LP in 2002 to provide aviation enthusiasts with a pilot-friendly community in a shared interest residential environment. Robert was responsible for property development, operations, future development, marketing, and sales. It was a great opportunity and time to conceptualize and develop the property with his father, George, and stepmother, Maud. They built a beautiful airpark on a shoestring budget, based on hard work, determination, perseverance, and a lot of learning along the way. They also learned how important it is to effectively collaborate with the Property Owners Association on issues community matters. Aero Estates Airpark (T25) had numerous fly-in events and brought in surrounding communities which promoted interest and camaraderie. Residents enjoyed afternoons and evenings on the lakefront paired with airpark gatherings, boating, and water sports.
The Huber family developed and sold 167 residential airpark lots at Aero Estates Airpark while balancing full-time careers. Robertattended numerous airshows like EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-in Convention in Wisconsin and the Sun-n-Fun Expo in Florida as an exhibitor to get exposure and successfully generated business. Routinely placed advertisements in magazines sent brochures from purchased mailing lists, and monthly emails to potential clients, and provided personal tours of the airpark. In 2005, Robert bought his father and stepmother out of the business and then sold the remaining few acres of property in late 2012.
Robert received a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1997. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-Engine and Instrument Ratings, and is a combat veteran with multiple tours. He is currently a Program Manager and business developer for a defense contracting company supporting international and domestic project initiatives that span the fields of Biometrics, Identity Management, Forensics, and Military Intelligence. Robert has a successful track record in land development, residential airpark operations, program management, problem-solving, sales, and training. Robert began the development of Aero Estates Executive Airpark while living in Europe, and has spent many years and late nights conceptualizing, consulting, budgeting, and dreaming of an opportunity to build a luxury airpark and golf community.
Jay S. Porter, CCM – President, Golf and Club Operations
Jay has been in the golf and country club business for more than 30-years and has managed some of the most prominent clubs in the World. Jay’s resume includes 7-years as General Manager at Merion Golf Club currently ranked by Golf Magazine at #12 in the World and #6 in the USA. Merion is the site where Bobby Jones closed out a Grand Slam in 1930, and Ben Hogan won the 1950 U.S. Open only a year after nearly perishing in a horrific car accident. Merion Golf Club has hosted more U.S.G.A. Championships than any other club in history.
Most recently, Jay took over as General Manager at Lanhai International Golf Club outside of Shanghai, China. Lanhai had recently been acquired by the PingAn Group, the wealthiest insurance company in the world and whose chairman has a passion for the game of golf. Among other improvements, Jay worked
with OCM, tour pro Geoff Ogilvy’s team to fully renovate one of the two courses on the property. The renovation drew high praise from dozens of Golf Magazine panelists who visited and played the new course. Recently, a ranking authority from Australia has ranked the renovated course at #1 in China, #10 in Asia and # 82 in the world.Jay has also worked with Nicklaus Design, Fazio Design, and Arthur Hills.
TBD – Vice President of Development and Airpark Operations
Len Goodman, MBA – Business Consultant
We are working with Business Consultant Len Goodman of Biz Analysis LLC. Len has an MBA, was CEO of the Hammell Corporation, and has over 25-years as a top-level business analyst and consultant. Len also had a 20-year career as an airline pilot for Trans World Airlines and Director of Flight Operations IT for Air Tran Airlines.
Tara Taylor, Ph.D. – Business Plan Consultant
Dr. Taylor is a consultant who leverages wide experiences that focus on practices that create sustainable success across all areas of project management, professional learning, and administrative leadership. Dr. Taylor completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Polytechnic and State University and holds several advanced degrees in leadership, education, and liberal arts areas. She has served as an administrator and educator for 20+ years and has led workshops, as well as professional development, both internationally and domestically which focus on optimizing performance, collaborations, and shared community success. She was recently named the 2022 National Administrator of the Year by the EdTA organization. Dr. Taylor is inspired by Mr. Huber’s vision and passion for Aero Estates Airparks and wholeheartedly believes the dream will come to fruition.