Testimonials



Broadland Capital

“VISION – EXPERIENCE – DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS………TIERRA LINDA DEVELOPMENT”


“I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Jeff and Tom since the inception of their company. TLD has the ability to bring the best consultants, engineers, architects, general contractors to build consensus and create timeless places is extraordinary. Their fidelity and commitment to broadly based participatory processes and planning principals sets them apart from the competition. It is no surprise that TLD is emerging as a leader in creating authentic and sustainable developments throughout the Southeast.

As an investment banker, I have studied the evolution of Jeff Klotz and his beginnings as a sole entrepreneur who has taken a large market share of the multifamily industry. He is now positioned with numerous branded entities servicing the multifamily industry. Jeff’s focus continues to slowly evolve to expand his services to meet the ever-changing needs of innumerable tenants residing in many communities throughout the Southeast.

His operational platform is sophisticated and bolstered by a team of seasoned professionals selected from many and various venues who make up his corporate inner circle. Jeff’s goal is now to penetrate yet another niche…that of project development. There is no doubt in my mind he will accomplish his objectives and leave his reign of success and influence on the communities he chooses to be involved.

I have known Tom Centola since before he entered the business world. Tom possesses an unusual combination of operations skills and vision. Obviously, running a successful development, construction and investment company, requires an incredible amount of attention to detail. But successful real estate development requires vision beyond what is in front of one at the start. His approach to initiating, processing and implementing a “vision” for their development concepts is unparalleled in the industry."

Morgan Q. Payne
Principal
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida



The Vestcor Companies

“Solid foundation and strong leadership”


“I have enjoyed working with Tom over the years on several Class-A Multifamily projects. He is very knowledgeable and extremely hard working. I look forward to our continued business relationship”

John D. Rood
Chairman
Jacksonville, Florida



Sidney S. Simmons II

“Always admired the depth and quality of its leadership”


“I have worked with Tom Centola on several large development projects. His attention to detail is second to none and he has a full grasp of all facets of development. His construction experience was invaluable to the success of the projects.”

Sidney S. Simmons, II
Attorney at Law
Jacksonville, Florida



Colliers International | Northeast Florida

“Development, Investment, Brokerage……… A long term business relationship built on respect and trust”


“As a 40 year veteran of the North Florida commercial and industrial real estate brokerage business, a Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Florida Chapter Board member in good standing, and a principal in the Colliers International Northeast Florida office, please be advised that I can attest to the honesty, integrity, professionalism, and astute character of Tom Centola, who I have had the pleasure of working with successfully, on some very complicated real estate transactions over the last 30 years. From the "Silo's at Southpoint", a large office use, unimproved land tract, within the Southpoint DRI, to the underwriting of the "Bellinger Shipyard", a 590 unit, mixed use, waterfront transaction, Tom has always been upfront with any development obstacles and how to resolve them., while maintaining a fiduciary, with his principals. Thank you Tom.”

Hobart Joost, Jr. SIOR
Principal
Jacksonville, Florida



Walchle Lear Multifamily Advisors

“Working with Tierra Linda Development has been a rewarding and satisfying experience”


“Walchle Lear Multifamily Advisors have worked with Tom during the past 20 years. Our land group has sold Tom and his group several deals, and during 2005 we represented Tom's group on the sale of the Villa San Marco Community, a Class A Market Rate property. Villa San Marco was a very successful property . Recently our land group has worked with Tierra on the purchase of sites for the development of approximately 600 new units to add to their portfolio. As one can appreciate, many of the transactions undertaken in the current real estate environment are quite complex. However, we have found that Tierra Linda Development has the expertise, experience and sophistication to follow through efficiently and quickly.”

Steve Lear / Bart Walchle
Principal
Jacksonville Beach, Florida



The Preston Partnership

“Integrity, Skill & Results……… Working with professionals who fully understand the dynamics of real estate development”


“I’ve known Tom for a number of years and had the great fortune to work with him on several projects. I’ve said many times as an architect that you should always hire a client who treats you like a friend, who knows what they’re doing, who has a great sense of design and a passion for the buildings they develop. Tom is all of this plus more. He has the ability to fly at 50,000 feet, but an attention to detail that I respect as an architect and don’t often see with my clients. His expectations are high, but his loyalty is strong. He is, on a personal level, one of the friendliest and most courteous of all of my clients. It has been truly a pleasure to work with him”.

Robert N. Preston, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP
Principal & Vision Keeper, The Preston Partnership, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia, Washington, D.C.



PQH GROUP

“Vision, Hard Work, Dedication……… Tierra Linda Development, LLC”


“At PQH Group, we have worked with Tom on a handful of projects going back a few years. In one of particular project, a residential community in Crystal River, I got the opportunity to work personally with Tom.

From that experience, I found Tom to be very diligent and thorough in his approach to the project. Tom is a great team builder and does his homework when it comes to putting together the project team. From raising equity and identifying financing, through design and engineering all the way to project delivery, operations and management.

In many ways, Tom is like a good Baseball manager or Football coach; Once he has the right team in place he lets each player do their job and provides guidance as needed. Tom's approach instills confidence and builds on the teams’ individuals strengths to deliver successful projects time and time again.

Our Office looks forward to collaborating with Tom as he continues to find new opportunities and develop successful projects”.

Ricardo E. Quinones, AIA, LEED®AP BD+C
Principal, Director of Design
Jacksonville, Florida



Shapiro Insurance Group

“In depth knowledge……… Tierra Linda Development”


“I was an investor in a Class - A multifamily project in St Augustine, Florida with Mr. Centola. I can’t say enough with regard to working with Tom and his team. They were the consummate professionals and kept us thoroughly briefed on the progress of the development from inception. Extremely organized, well thought out development. The project was both rewarding to me personally and highly successful financially.”

Joel R. Shapiro
President
Jacksonville, Florida



Duane C. Romanello

“ Honesty – Integrity – Leadership………Tierra Linda Development”


“I have worked with Jeff and his various companies since the day he purchased his first real parcel of land almost 15 years ago. During this time frame I have enjoyed working with Jeff and watching him grow as an investor and business man. He seems to have the unique ability of identifying value and negotiating contracts that insure that he and his investors capture that value”.

Duane C. Romanello
Attorney at Law
Jacksonville, Florida

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