JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Jaguars today announced the hiring of Drew Frick as senior vice president, real estate and development. Frick joined the team last month in a brand-new role leading the organization's plans to revitalize Downtown Jacksonville, including the Sports Performance Center, Shipyards and future projects. He'll oversee a team-leading multiple projects through every phase of development from design to completion, including land acquisition, master planning, permitting, construction and leasing.
"Adding Drew to our development team continues the momentum we've experienced this last year toward our goal of a revitalized downtown Jacksonville," said Jaguars President Mark Lamping. "He brings a wealth of experience, specifically in Jacksonville, that will allow him to hit the ground running alongside our partners at the City of Jacksonville and throughout the Northeast Florida construction industry. I'm thrilled to have him on board the 1st DownTown Jacksonville team."
Frick most recently served as the president of Gate Lands (the real estate and development subsidiary of Gate Petroleum Company) and as vice president and general counsel for Gate Petroleum Company, a diversified, privately held company based in Jacksonville with several businesses including convenience stores, concrete manufacturing, real estate development, and hospitality.
Prior to his 18 years with Gate, Frick spent four years with Rogers Towers, a law firm headquartered in Jacksonville. Through his work with both companies, he has been involved in many of North Florida's most distinctive office, residential, hospitality, and retail developments, several of which have been recognized with local and national awards for planning, architecture, landscape design, and marketing success.
Frick currently serves on the board of directors for the Seamark Ranch and has been appointed by the Jacksonville City Council to serve on the Joint Planning Committee, an advisory body to the Duval County School Board and Jacksonville City Council in matters relating to the selection and utilization of all sites for schools, libraries, parks, and community centers. He is a graduate of Clemson University and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. Frick is also a member of The Florida Bar and has been admitted to practice law in Florida since 2000.
Frick will lead an internal team responsible for the ongoing execution of multiple development projects already underway. The Jaguars development department also includes:
- Will Tutwiler - Director, Real Estate and Development
- Lori Windisch - Project Manager, Real Estate and Development
- Caron Streibich - Senior Communications Manager, Real Estate and Development
- David Paulk - Financial Analyst, Real Estate and Development
For more information about the Jaguars and their development plans, visit www.1stdowntownjacksonville.com.