FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2020) — Seagate Development Group, LLC has hired Charles Thomson as General Counsel. This comes as the development and construction company experiences exponential growth, particularly with its corporate headquarters portfolio.
Thomson will provide the legal support component for the property management, residential, and commercial sectors of Seagate. This includes all partnership, loan, development, and property association matters, as well as insurance-based risk management services.
A Florida Bar-licensed attorney, Thomson graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Juris Doctor. As a graduate student, his team received the Capstone Trophy following a project centered around significant equity investments and property assets. During his academic career, the legal industry veteran was also awarded a Florida Conference Scholarship by the International Council of Shopping Centers — a global trade association representing retail real estate.
Thomson started as a law clerk for Scruggs & Carmichael, P.A.— a law firm in Gainesville, FL representing individual, commercial, and governmental clients. There, he assisted in multimillion-dollar real estate transactions and conducted related legal research.
Prior to joining Seagate, he spent nearly a decade with Coleman, Yovanovich & Koester, P.A. in Naples, FL. As a real estate attorney, Thomson represented national and regional homebuilders and developers of office buildings, shopping centers, and multifamily apartment complexes, including handling the creation and operation of condominiums, homeowners’ associations, and property owners’ associations. He also represented life plan community clients in the acquisition and development of luxury, multi-phased retirement communities.
“Charles specializes in the components of projects that have made Seagate successful to date,” said Bill Price, Chairman & Partner of Seagate Development Group. “Having a person with Charles’ skill and experience will help streamline the overall process, saving our clients and partners time and money. He provides the level of legal professionalism that will ultimately challenge Seagate to set new marketplace standards, and we could not be more enthusiastic about that.”
Before breaking into law, Thomson was a violin instructor at the Academy of Music and Art in Gainesville. He was named Teacher of the Year in 2010 and performs to this day. He is an Eagle Scout and avid outdoor enthusiast.
About Seagate Development
Seagate Development Group is a leading full-service residential and commercial development and construction company specializing in new construction, custom renovations, interior design, and management and leasing services. The firm was formed by a group of real estate veterans who have created destination properties that have changed the landscape of our community. The company’s reputation continues to grow among architects, interior designers, real estate agents, engineers, tenants, homeowners and clients. The leadership team has the expertise and desire to deliver the highest quality product and a customer experience that exceeds expectations.
Seagate Development Group’s new headquarters is located at 9921 Interstate Commerce Dr. in Fort Myers.
For additional information, visit SeagateDevelopmentGroup.com.