Responsibly Transforming Communities to Complement the Way We Live.

Equinox Development believes in shaping communities by introducing meaningful real estate endeavors and cultivating valued relationships. With a specialization in retail, mixed-use and boutique commercial development projects, the Equinox team demonstrates a hands-on approach and the ability to execute on complex transactions in all aspects of real estate development.


  • Triple Net
  • Free Standing Out Parcels
  • Retail Shopping Centers
  • Big Box Anchored Retail Centers
  • Infill Mixed-Use Projects Combining Retail, Office & Residential

Striving for a comprehensive success story within each developed project, an experienced Equinox team skillfully oversees site selection, project development and asset management.


  • Acquisition
  • Development
  • Brokerage
  • Debt/Equity Placement
  • Project Management

We are committed to shaping communities through meaningful real estate endeavors & valued relationships

Experienced, Thoughtful, Connected.

Based on the pillars of competence, value, integrity and cause the Equinox Development team not only demonstrates an elevated industry IQ, but a fierce commitment to supporting our communities. Equinox is proud to lend resources and support to the following institutions, charities and local communal organizations:

  • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
  • Cannonball Kids
  • Kid’s House of Seminole County
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida
  • New Hope for Kids
  • IDignity
  • Support Our Scholars
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • CREW Orlando - Commercial Real Estate Women
  • ICSC
  • University of Central Florida (UCF) Real Estate Council
  • Florida State University TRENDS Conference Committee

Ryan Stahl

President & CEO
Ryan Stahl founded Equinox Development with a focus on cultivating lasting client relationships by providing a level of service that is both strategic and detailed. As President & CEO, 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 in 2003, Ryan spent seven years with Opus South Corporation where he developed projects ranging from grocery-anchored shopping centers to mid-rise office buildings & 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 large-scale mixed-use developments. He parlayed that knowledge of both small and large development companies into the company that Equinox is today and collectively has been involved in projects that have an aggregate value of over $1.1 billion.

Ryan has received numerous awards over the years ranging from Retail Development of the Year to Game Changer of the Year from the Orlando Business Journal. However, he considers giving back to the community more important than any award received. Throughout the years, Ryan has done so through a broad range of positions at Kid’s House of Seminole, Seminole High School Foundation and the UCF Real Estate Council, while focusing on outward giving to numerous other local and national charitable causes.

Since moving to Central Florida in 1993, Ryan has been a proud resident of Seminole County. He and his wife currently reside in Lake Mary where they have raised their three teenage daughters while being heavily involved within the community.

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Kathleen Gerrits

Chief Financial Officer
Kathleen Gerrits is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer, overseeing all accounting and finance functions on behalf of Equinox Development. Kathleen is responsible for ensuring the proper management and preparation of current financial reports while tracking multiple development projects with related funding, contracts, and construction budgets.

Prior to Equinox, Kathleen started her career in public accounting within Forensic Advisory where she was responsible for conducting forensic investigations, performing risk assessment and monitoring services, as well as performing comprehensive financial statement audits and interim reviews. Kathleen also served in private accounting as the Controller of a midsize construction company where she was responsible for the performance and management of all accounting procedures and financial reporting across multiple construction projects.

She attended Presbyterian College for her undergraduate degree in both Business Administration and Accounting while a member of their NCAA Division 1 women’s lacrosse team. Kathleen then attended the University of Georgia to earn her Master of Accountancy degree.

Born and raised in South Florida, Kathleen now resides in Orlando, FL after spending her early career living in Atlanta, GA.

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Daina Todd

Development Manager
Daina is the Development Manager responsible for the successful execution of ground-up development projects. With over a decade in the Commercial Real Estate Development industry, Daina offers a wide range of knowledge and is able to utilize her experience in many facets of the company. Daina works with the developer’s design team in addition to a broad range of consultants to ensure timelines and design standards are met in conformance to the overall development plan. In addition, Daina works alongside the entire Equinox team touching on all aspects of commercial development planning. With her long-standing tenant relations, Daina works closely with the team to ensure Tenant design needs are met and construction timelines are tracked and managed to ensure timely project completions and successful openings for our Tenants. Daina enjoys and appreciates the team collaboration and communication that is required to efficiently and successfully execute a prosperous development that lends itself to the community and economy.

Before joining Equinox, Daina realized there was a need for a tenant representative/liaison and stepped in as the Tenant Coordinator at Unicorp National Developments, a role which was nonexistent at the time. Leading this role, Daina gained valuable and long-standing relationships with national and small tenants alike, becoming uniquely familiar with their specific needs and requirements for each tenant development requirements.

In her down time Daina enjoys being outdoors planting new plants in her garden or tending to her array of plants around her property. She is a mother of two and being a Florida native, she enjoys fishing, boating and beach days with her family.

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Kristin Banks

Development Coordinator
Kristin Banks is the Development Coordinator at Equinox Development. She brings over a decade of successful experience in administration, human resources, construction/engineering, and commercial real estate. Focusing on the early stages of development, Kristin is involved in research, marketing, and due diligence of new projects.

Kristin, who is originally from Georgia, moved to Orlando with her husband Brian and two daughters Olivia and Abigail in 2017. Kristin enjoys volunteering at her church and being involved in her daughters’ school where she serves as the PTA President.

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Kirsten Davis

Development and Contracts Manager
Kirsten Davis is the firm’s Development and Contracts Manager. 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 project aspects. Kirsten works with each person at Equinox, from drafting legal documents including contracts and agreements, reviewing existing leases, project timelines, bids and project deliverables, or even reviewing Due Diligence on new projects and performing research. Kirsten also stays in close contact with Tenants and property managers after construction to ensure a smooth transition and see that any Tenant needs are addressed.

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 and adult 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.

When she isn’t at work, Kirsten enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their two dogs. She keeps herself busy with house projects, refinishing furniture and enjoys volunteering at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis and Orange County Animal Services.

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