Hank began his legal career working on environmental land use issues, helping to advise businesses on how to develop land while also respecting the sanctity of Florida’s natural resources. Thereafter, he spent the next 20 years of his legal career as a preeminent trial lawyer, recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer and as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Hank has channeled his experience gained as a complex litigator, successful businessman and entrepreneur into a private equity firm that integrates the complexities of land investment with smart, environmental stewardship.

Clemson’s Patrick Square is a model of ULI sustainable living solutions

Source: Upstate Business Journal (May 9, 2019) – In the days of sprawling subdivisions with few amenities, traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs) are a breath of fresh air. That’s where Clemson’s Patrick Square stands out — in a package that maximizes sustainability and green building concepts. The community has been around for nearly a decade, but its…

Mauldin Homes are Fastest-Selling in SC, According to Study

Source: Greenville News (August 13, 2019) – Homes in Mauldin sell faster than anywhere else in South Carolina, according to new new data released by financial advice website SmartAsset.com. Mauldin homes average 37 days on the market. No other Upstate cities cracked the top 10, which ranked as follows, according to SmartAsset: Mauldin (37 days) Oak…

4 projects That Will Shape Greenville’s Future — Here’s Where they Stand

Source: Greenville News (August 8, 2019) – The unprecedented rate of growth in Greenville is matched with the need to keep pace to accommodate it. People are packed into parks that once were virtually empty. There aren’t going to be considerably fewer cars on congested Woodruff Road anytime soon, and the same is true of bikes…

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Amid IRS Overreach, Congress Has A Real Opportunity to Reform Conservation Easement Legislation

Source: Forbes (June 4, 2019) – In 1980, Congress enacted a law that provided land owners a tax break if they donate a conservation easement. The idea is simple: If someone owns land in some sort of environmentally sensitive area and they forswear developing that land, they can—after donating the easement to a qualified land…

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Today’s Challenges Call for Conservation Opportunities to be Expanded Not Limited

Source: The Telegraph (December 21, 2018) On Election Day, Georgians overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1, also known as the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment, which is expected to generate more than $20 million annually in dedicated conservation funding. It will do so not by raising or creating any new taxes or fees, but instead by rededicating a…

John D Trotter
John D Trotter

John D Trotter

John Trotter brings extensive operational expertise to DidierGroup through more than two decades of experience in management and client service. John began his career in management with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, where he oversaw branch operations in Wales, UK. Returning to the U.S., he led a family manufacturing business where he developed, patented and distributed climate-controlled cabinets…

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Green Building Poised for Growth by 2021

Source: The NEWS (November 29, 2018) Overall, global green building activity continues to rise, with significant increases expected in 19 countries over the next three years, according to the results of the Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report, to which the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a contributing partner. Importantly,…