Shaping Communities Through Meaningful Real Estate Endeavors
And Valued Relationships
Equinox Development Properties is a commercial real estate development company that specializes in retail and mixed-use projects. These projects include triple net, free standing outparcels, retail strip centers, big box anchored retail centers, and infill mixed use projects combining retail, office, and residential.
Our development team has demonstrated the ability to handle complex transactions in all aspects of real estate development. From site selection to project development and asset management, our team strives for a comprehensive success story in each project. Be it acquisition, development, brokerage, debt/equity placement, or project management, the Equinox team's expertise leads to our many industry accomplished projects.
Ryan Stahl, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
With a history and family roots in real estate, Ryan Stahl founded Equinox Development Properties with a focus on cultivating lasting client relationships by providing a level of service that is both strategic and detailed. As Chief Executive Officer, Ryan is responsible for the overall operations and execution of the company and its many projects. Additionally, Ryan ensures that the overall strategy of the company is aligned with the various market dynamics that impact the Commercial Real Estate industry.
Holding positions with both national and local development companies, Ryan has a diverse background in commercial real estate development. Prior to forming Equinox, Ryan spent seven years with Opus South Corporation where he developed projects ranging from grocery-anchored shopping centers to mid-rise office buildings and industrial distribution facilities. Thereafter, he spent two years as Senior Vice President with Pelloni Development where he was responsible for the development of multiple, successful mixed-use developments. He parlayed that knowledge of both small and large development companies into the company that Equinox is today. Ryan's extensive detailed knowledge allows for his strong working relationships with many of the regional and national retailers building the foundation of a successful company.
Amy McCook, Vice President of Development
As the Vice President of Development, Amy McCook, is responsible for a broad range of activities including site due diligence, research, project management, and tenant development services. Prior to joining Equinox, Amy was a member of Walt Disney Imagineering's Real Estate Development Team. There she was a part of developing and implementing real estate strategy for land holdings at Walt Disney World. Her responsibilities ranged from small roadway construction management to concept development for a retail project totaling one million square feet. Amy is able to couple her diverse practical experience and high quality formal education to always deliver above expectations.
She has a Master of Science in Real Estate from New York University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Michelle Theriot, Director of Construction
Michelle Theriot has been in the Development and Construction Industry for more than 17 years. She has overseen the operations and managed such diverse projects as the implosion and demo of a 367,000 SF major sports arena and the development of luxury condos. Her experience includes multi-family and commercial new construction and rehab projects, both public and private, two of which were the first master development projects in the nation to target LEED ND® certification.
Michelle is a Certified General Contractor in the state of Florida, an accredited LEED Green Associate, a charter member of the U.S. Green Building Council, an Allied Individual Member of AIA, and carries certifications in OSHA 30-Hour Training and Construction Documents, among others.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management and Marketing, from The Pennsylvania State University.
Kirsten Davis, Legal Administrator
Kirsten Davis is the firm’s Legal Administrator. Her extensive real estate, development and contracts experience lends itself to each and every deal, where she works tirelessly to ensure a smooth transaction. Her knack for follow-up and organization allow her to be involved in all projects. Kirsten works with each person at Equinox, whether it is working alongside our Property Management department to draft leases and amendments and reviewing existing leases; working with our Construction department on Construction Agreements, project timelines, bids and project deliverables or even reviewing Due Diligence on new projects and performing research.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Kirsten spent much of her childhood in the Northeast before relocating with her family to Florida in the early 1990’s. Spending her teenage years in the Orlando area has given her great area knowledge and has allowed her to witness the Orlando area’s growth firsthand. Kirsten attended Valencia Community College for Business Administration and IFREC Real Estate School.
Sharon Strang, Financial Administrator & Office Manager
Sharon Strang is the firm’s dynamic Financial Administrator & Office Manager. She has spent her career working in accounting for attorneys and surgeons offices. It is this experience that has prepared her for the complexities and demands of the position.
Originally from Michigan, Sharon has spent the last 40 years in Central Florida, where she attended Valencia Community College for Business Administration majoring in Accounting. In addition, Sharon has three adult children and two grandchildren she enjoys spending time with. She has traveled extensively and spent a year living in Costa Rica before returning to the US.
Valerie Mnayarji, Leasing Associate
As Leasing Associate, Valerie is responsible for developing strategies to maximize long term value for the existing properties and merchandise new developments with the best tenants available. Her work includes negotiating, leases for new and existing tenants while maintaining company visibility within the local brokerage and retailer community to maximize property exposure to the marketplace.
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Valerie’s family background lies in retail development and sales. Prior to joining Equinox, Valerie worked at JLL, for 3 years, in their Miami and Orlando offices, gaining experience in Office and Industrial leasing as well as Retail Investment Sales with the Capital Markets Team. Her responsibilities included underwriting and marketing of high value institutional real estate, research and buyer correspondence during the marketing phase of the sale.
Valerie is a member of ICSC, NAIOP and is involved in several local charities and organizations. She graduated, with honors, from the American University in Washington D.C. with a degree in International Economics and Business and holds an active Florida real estate license.