About Kitson & Partners
Renowned developers of successful master planned communities.
Kitson & Partners, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is an international real estate company with a steadfast reputation for responsible, forward-thinking development. The company develops, builds, markets and manages award-winning, environmentally sensitive hometowns – vibrant work and play centers that meet the diverse needs of neighbors, businesses and surrounding regions. Kitson & Partners also owns and operates a strong portfolio of retail shopping centers throughout Florida and is developing additional retail, office and industrial space in the region.Click here to visit Kitson & Partners website
Meet Kitson & Partners
Sydney W. Kitson
Sydney W. Kitson is Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, a Florida-based real estate company specializing in the creation, development and management of master-planned communities, commercial properties, resort properties and golf courses.
Richard S. Brockway
Richard Brockway, a co-founder of Kitson & Partners, has a diverse background in marketing, management, entertainment and real estate.
In 1982 Richard was a founding partner of Dalbro Development Corporation, a residential real estate company that designed, built and marketed luxury homes on the north shore of Long Island. Brockway was also the founder of Brockway Television Corporation, an award-winning television production company which produced programming for all four major television broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS), as well as many national cable networks (Arts & Entertainment Network, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel and The Learning Channel). In addition, Brockway's company introduced numerous Fortune 500 companies to transactional programming. Brockway’s clients included Johnson & Johnson, Citibank, General Motors, Time Warner, Smith Barney, Black & Decker, Kodak, First Brands, Prudential, General Foods, DuPont, Merck, MCA/Universal and many others. In 1993 Brockway formed a joint venture with the Interpublic Group of Companies, one of the world’s largest advertising agency holding companies, to produce paid commercial programs for Fortune 500 companies and national advertisers. The joint venture was fully acquired by Western International Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPG, in May, 1996.
Since 1996 Richard has worked closely with Syd Kitson in creating, developing and implementing all strategic planning for Kitson & Partners and its affiliated companies. Brockway is a member of the Board of Directors of the Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program at Stetson University's School of Business and is on the Board of Advisors of Renaissance Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Charles W. DeSanti
Charles DeSanti is recognized as one of the top planners and project managers in the Eastern United States, Chuck DeSanti has more than thirty years experience in land use planning, entitlements and management of large, complex real estate and mixed use projects.
As Managing Senior Partner of Kitson
Prior to joining Kitson & Partners, Chuck founded a real estate consulting firm where he developed a long standing business relationship with the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund. In 2001, Morgan Stanley and Kitson & Partners forged a strategic business alliance which continues today.
Early in his career Chuck developed expertise and experience in land use and environmental planning at the local, county and regional levels, and this exposure to the public sector has been a key to Chuck’s unusual effectiveness in leading projects through planning, zoning, permitting and regulatory approvals at the local, county, state and federal levels. Chuck received both his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A&M University.
Thomas M. Hoban, Jr.
Thomas Hoban has extensive experience in the real estate industry and a broad understanding of the financial markets. Tom's primary responsibilities include managing existing Kitson & Partners Communities real estate investments as well as expanding the Kitson & Partners franchise through the acquisition of additional master planned communities and other real estate investments.
Prior to becoming a member of the Kitson & Partners team, Tom spent eight years in New York City as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where he most recently served as Vice President of U.S. Acquisitions for the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF). During his career on Wall Street, Tom worked on both the agency and principal side of the real estate business and oversaw approximately $9 billion of real estate mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and principal investment and development. Over the past five years Tom focused solely on real estate investment and development, spending the majority of his time executing commercial and residential real estate transactions. While working for MSREF, Tom spearheaded the formation of Morgan Stanley's joint venture with Kitson & Partners, and he was instrumental in executing the closing of Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach, and Grande Champion in Daytona Beach, Florida. Tom graduated cum laude from University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Computer Applications.