KENNETH ADAMS | VICE PRESIDENT

As director of Skye Group’s Southeast Region, Ken has a distinguished project history ranging from urbanist project ‘The Mercato,’ (Naples-based Lutgert Companies,) to ‘West Palm Beach Center’ (New England Development,) to the expansive/high profile ‘Butler North’ and ‘Town Center’ projects in Gainesville, FL, (Butler Enterprises.) His project oversight has proved essential to numerous clients such as, New England Development, Butler Enterprises, Simon Property Group, North American Properties, Steiner and LaSalle Investment Management. For over 10 years, Ken’s Tampa office has provided construction management and tenant coordination services to many of today’s industry leading developers.

Prior to his tenure with Skye Group, Ken served as Senior Project Manager with Developers Diversified Realty Corporation — landlord to over 83 million SF of retail; there he directly supervised of over 2 million SF of open-air retail projects with anchor tenants including Kohl’s, Best Buy, Michael’s, and Cinemark. Ken’s construction management purview ranges from municipal coordination, permit processing, contract administration, and tenant lease overview. His ability to bring unique, multifaceted perspectives from every discipline of the retail process, has made him a team leader on some the industry’s most challenging projects.

Ken also offers over a decade’s experience from the tenant’s perspective. Previous positions as Project/Construction Manager for Michaels Stores and OfficeMax included opening over 200 new stores from Mexico to China. He also served as Director of Store Operations with ‘The Kitchen Works,’ after stepping up from an early career with May Company Department Stores.

Residing in Tampa, FL, with roots in Cleveland, OH, Ken is a graduate of Cleveland State University. He is an active ICSC member and enjoys many speaking engagements where he shares his philosophy on the importance of being “unrelenting” in the pursuance of high standards and practices within the retail construction industry.