Our Team

David Townsend

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Townsend’s experience in the business of real estate, finance, development and marketing spans over 30 years. His broad base of knowledge allows him to stay ahead of the game and keep abreast of the latest business trends. This diversity in his fields of knowledge is manifested is his professional experience. He was once an assistant professor in cross-disciplinary studies of marketing and financial analysis, quantitative financial analysis, cost accounting, financial management and engineering management. He also worked as a Lending officer at an international holding company and as a Consultant at an international public accounting firm. He has a full understanding of what it takes to make his company a trendsetter in the development arena.

David has proven himself to be highly successful and respected in his chosen field. He is known for his Mediterranean-inspired Class A mixed-use developments that maximize the use of land coupled with the aesthetics of the structures without compromising the all-important aspects of the financial industry. The developer currently has 2,800,000 square feet of mixed-use product, including retail, office, and apartments under development. He has also been directly involved with the architectural design and the implementation of complete marketing programs on several projects.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), in Finance and Economics and a Bachelor of Science (BS), degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics and marketing from the University of Detroit. Mr. Townsend graduated with honors and was in the top 1% of his class.

Jean Amm

Sr. Vice President

Mr. Amm has over 30 years of engineering and construction experience in the public and private sectors in the areas of civil engineering, project management, and construction management. He has expertise in commercial, subdivision, and municipal project design. Jean is responsible for all of the firm’s development and construction activities, including site selection and evaluation, due diligence, entitlements, and coordination with governmental agencies. Employing and coordinating consulting architects, engineers, and contractors. Project budgeting, scheduling, zoning, permitting and field inspection. Projects include office, retail, entertainment, condominium, apartment and hotel.

Jean received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University. Jean has his Class a General Contractor’s license from the State of Florida (CGC 061830), which allows him to build any size building.

T. Andrew Pughe


Mr. Pughe has over 40 years of experience in developing large scale master plan communities, including the development of eight golf courses and 45,000 apartments for various companies in the Southeast Unites States. Previous to joining Park Development, Andy was the Master Developer of MetroWest PUD in Orange County, Florida. For 22 years at MetroWest, Andy’s responsibilities included initial design, project construction, and land sales, President of the Architectural Review Board, interface with City, County and State Governmental officials. Andy’s efforts have made MetroWest “Nationally Recognized Development.” Andrew graduated from University of Florida with a degree in Business Administration (BA).

Andrew is a Registered Florida Real Estate Broker and is past president of Home Builders Association of Mid-Florida, Industrial Development Commission of Central Florida Trustee and the Transportation Advisory Committee – City of Orlando.

Brian Robinson

Vice President Finance – Debt & Equity Placements

Mr. Robinson has more than 20 years of commercial real estate finance experience in the banking, finance and construction industries. Brian has worked for several financial institutions where he was primarily responsible for structuring acquisition and development financing facilities for commercial borrowers. Brian received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting (BBA) from East Tennessee State University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Almeda University. In addition, Brian completed debt and equity placement training through Steven Bradley & Associates.

Brian’s current responsibilities include attaining financing for development projects and acquisitions.

Deanna Snitko

Vice President – Development

Ms. Snitko has 20 year of experience in interior design, project management and marketing within the commercial and hospitality industries. Deanna has handled all aspects of activities for national and international companies; participated in the design development, management, marketing and distribution of national and international publications. She has managed up to 27 projects at a time ensuring deadlines, budgets and customer satisfaction were met; while continually receiving accolades and repeat clientele. Deanna graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design (BFA).

Deanna’s current responsibilities include overseeing the interior design concept and acquisitions for City Center West Orange.

Elizabeth Townsend

Miss Townsend started with Park Development as a student assistant more than 15 years ago and has been with City Center West Orange full-time since 2015. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Engineering Management and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing. Elizabeth is currently responsible for office operations, IT, and various research projects.

Chuck Hawthorne

Mr. Hawthorne is a graduate of University of Florida and has an MBA from Rollins College. Chuck was born in Central Florida, and has be involved in Central Florida Real Estate for 40 years.

Yvette Naranjo

Ms. Naranjo coordinates EB-5 Florida Real Estate Regional Center visa applicants for City Center West Orange. Yvette is a successful, experienced real estate agent in South Florida.


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