Arrive and taxi your aircraft to your residence, play championship golf, enjoy the outdoors and luxury country club living in a smart and secure exclusively planned estate encompassing 3,500+ acres with like-minded individuals; by developing an exclusive modern community that will set an example of what can be accomplished with proper planning, funding, administration and good people.
The following is an ambitious and bold project designed to enhance the quality of life and what like minds can create, as an example of an ideal community living in harmony with nature and modern civilization. In a world of turbulent transition, creating a modern residential oasis of peace, order, tranquility, and functionality will be a real desire for those bold and fortunate enough – who share the same vision and choose to help create it.
Aero Estates Development Group, Inc. will create a “uniquely ambitious development” that will integrate aviation, golf, country club, and outdoor luxury living for active individuals within a 3,500+ acre privately owned development. With a cooperative dedication to protecting the beauty of nature and setting an example of how “enlightened” and financially capable people can integrate technology, live in harmony safely and enjoy the outdoors in a cooperatively owned development. This project is for middle to upper-class individuals with the capacity to create their own ideal environment for themselves, their families, among other like-minded individuals adhering to the luxury aviation, golfing and country club community CC&Rs.
The veteran-owned company is currently seeking funding through a partner/investor that shares the same passions for aviation, golf, and the outdoors to develop Aero Estates National Airpark & Golf Subdivision – a 2,525-unit residential airpark and golfing community. This partner will likely be someone or a group who share the same passion and vision we have and are energized by our fun, profitable, sustainable and legacy worthy project. The development of Aero Estates National Airpark & Golf requires $347 million spread across a four-year funding structure. The scale of this project will be the most modern and elaborate residential airpark and golfing communities in the world. The yearly member dues for residents, social member fees, non-resident golf course fees, guest rental property, ballroom, rental hangars, pro shop, golf beverage carts and other funding streams; will provide the yearly operational and maintenance expenses to create a sustainable and thriving community for generations.
There is also an option to start an Air Charter Company with the initial purchase of two (2) Gulfstream GV large business jets, AgustaWestland AW139 medium-lift helicopter, Pilatus PC-24 light business jet and a Pilatus PC-12 NGX single-engine turboprop aircraft. This department will be led by a recognized Director of Flight Operations, twelve (12) crew and eighteen (18) maintenance and administrative staff. These shared resources along with an experienced and professional flight department, will be the backbone of an aviation business offering air charter service for residents and clients for safe, efficient, and productive business and leisure travel.
Our Mission: We are committed to developing aviation-oriented communities and infrastructures that are uniquely part of the transportation evolution and a modern lifestyle.
- The project consists of:
- 3,500+ acres strategically located in an area with pristine beauty yet close to a metropolitan center.
- 7,000 ft FAA certified runway, all-weather airpark/airport, Full-Service FBO and Aviation Business Park.
- 2,512 “Smart” residential lots, 300 townhomes and condominiums, 13 Aviation Business Park commercial sites and 100 General Aviation hangars for sale and lease.
- Three championship level par 72 golf courses, one par 3 short course and an elegantly designed Country Club with first class amenities.
- Elite fitness center, day spa, men’s boardroom salon and resort-style pool with lap lanes.
- Racquet Club with main center court with 24 lighted tennis (14) and pickleball (10) courts.
- Lawn bowling greens, bocce ball, croquet, giant outdoor chess sets, shuffleboard and basketball courts.
- Extensive hiking, biking, jogging trails, and obstacle course trail system.
- Two elegant 24/7 manned security front gates, totally secured community with roving patrols.
- Professionally administered POA dedicated to the highest level of quality living and protection for its members.
- Potential for a Flight Department and Air Charter Company providing transportation services for residents and clients.
Aero Estates Development Group has located several potential development sites (3,500+ acres) initially between Dallas and Houston, Texas, as well as in Montana, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Virginia. The developer’s strategic vision is to build a number of networked and themed residential airpark and golfing communities built over 15-20 years; revolving around a common shared passion: Aviation, Golf and/or The Outdoors. Providing aviators, aircraft owners, golfers and outdoor folks the opportunity to share different resources at discounted rates where different amenities are available. Other locations could offer seasonal sports and activities (snow skiing, boating, equestrianism, arts and crafts, etc.). The Northern United States (i.e. Washington, Montana, Alaska or Canada) would be an ideal location for a winter sports, vast outdoor activities, hunting, etc. themed airpark community. We can easily scale the development as we have designed a smaller residential community called Aero Estates Executive Airpark and two larger developments Aero Estates Presidential Airpark & Golf and Aero Estates Emerald Airpark & Country Club. In 15-20 years, we envision developing future land and skyport communities and skyport infrastructure (business centers, shopping malls, rooftop launchpads, etc.) as flying vehicles, aerial ridesharing, skyports and space travel bring new opportunities in the not too distant future. Residential airpark communities have similar qualities that future skyports will provide. They essentially link all forms of urban transportation, make our communities an integral component of the transportation evolution, decreasing traffic congestion, enhance quality of life and make the community more accessible to the global market.
The world-class residential airpark and golfing community is split into a larger private subdivision with runway and golf access from residential lots ranging from 0.32 acres to 1-acre starting at $160,000 (USD), also includes a full-service Fixed-Based Operator (FBO), Aviation Business Park, two (2) championship level – signature designed 18-hole par 72 golf courses, with the larger course designed to host PGA and USGA tournaments. The 7,000 x 120 foot instrument approach runway, adjacent 3,500 x 150 foot turf runway, a full-service FBO and the Aviation Business Park with 13 commercial pad sites ranging from 0.75 acres to 1.6-acres, will easily accommodate large business jets and helicopters with aircraft able to taxi back unobstructed to the airpark residential lots. There is an option for a larger FBO, Aviation Business Park and adjacent crossing runway (see Aero Estates Emerald Airpark & Country Club layout), if so desired. The elegantly designed Grand Country Club with all the amenities you would expect, restaurant, an adjacent elite fitness center, day spa, racquet club with a tournament main center court alongside fourteen synthetic clay lighted tennis courts and ten pickleball courts, a resort style pool with a splash park for kids and adults and adjacent lawn bowling greens, bocce ball, croquet, giant outdoor chess sets, shuffleboard and basketball courts. The development will also include two parks with soccer and football goals, baseball field, basketball court, fitness stations, covered kids play areas, camping area, extensive jogging, walking, biking & obstacle course trails and gated 24/7 on-site security. Yearly country club and membership dues for residential lots and unit owners, social member fees, non-resident golf course fees, guest rental property, ballroom and hangar rentals, pro shop and beverage cart revenue and other funding streams; will provide the yearly operational and maintenance expenses to create a sustainable and thriving community for generations to come.
The guard gated public golfing subdivision is planned to consist of 435 residential units, one (1) championship level – 18-hole par 72 golf course, one (1) world-class 18-hole par 3 short course, a stylishly designed club house, pro shop, restaurant, adjacent modern fitness center, day spa, four tennis courts and four pickleball courts, and a large pool with a splash park for kids and adults. The public subdivision will also include a park with soccer and football goals, fitness stations and covered kids play areas, a giant outdoor chess set, shuffleboard and basketball courts, camping area, jogging, walking, biking and obstacle course trails and 24/7 security. We also envision a small shopping complex (strip mall) near the front entrance to support the community’s needs. This is an opportunity that is rare, inspiring, fun, profitable and sustainable. Yearly POA membership dues for residential lots will provide the yearly operational and maintenance expenses to create a sustainable and thriving community; provide an unforgettable lifestyle and it will leave an everlasting impression on generations to come. Let’s build that dream!
The development of Aero Estates National Airpark & Golf Subdivision will require 3-6 months to locate suitable development sites, conduct feasibility analysis, due diligence, obtain site surveys, evaluate site data, preliminary zoning investigation and narrow down the selection to 1-2 development sites. We’ll begin refining the conceptual plans by teaming with professional aviation, club, golf and tennis firms and consultants, then begin subdivision planning with a selected design-build firm. The remaining part of the first year we’ll select a final master plan, focus on regulatory requirements and land entitlements (impacts, environmental assessments, reports, studies, zone changes, etc.), conduct a site selection and enter into a Right of First Refusal Land Contract. Year two will begin with hiring the remaining development team, completing the land entitlement process, subdivision platting, submitting the preliminary plan and begin the subdivision review process with the local planning board. We’ll also begin our marketing campaign to include magazine articles and exhibit at a national airshow and golf expo. The last half of year two, we’ll finalize construction plans with the design team, receive subdivision planning approval and complete the land acquisition process. Early in year three, we’ll break ground, finalize on-boarding the development team with a majority of the major development completed in the 3rd quarter of year four. Our detailed Action Plan outlines development, marketing and sales milestones, goals and tasks for each of the five phases required to successfully stay on schedule, within budget, meeting sales goals and mitigating risk. In years 5-11, we’ll complete the phased developments expanding available residential lots and amenities within the subdivision and focus on meeting and exceeding our yearly sales goals.
Robert Huber the developer of Aero Estates National Airpark & Golf, had the opportunity to develop Aero Estates Airpark (T25) with his family into a beautiful residential airport community on a limited personal budget. Since then, he has had the continued aspiration to develop and build a first-class aviation and golf community. Robert previously began conceptualizing Aero Estate Executive Airpark & Golf while living in Europe and has spent many years and late nights conceptualizing, consulting, pricing, and dreaming of an opportunity to build a first-class residential aviation community. Providing other aviators, golfers and outdoor folks alike, the opportunity to live out their dreams in an upscale residential airpark. You may have heard that there’s nothing like being able to walk out of your back door to your hangar into your plane and taking off for an adventure. Many fantasize about the lifestyle of living in a community of like-minded and fun-minded aviators, aircraft owners and golfers. More and more pilots, aircraft owners and golfers are finally deciding to stop dreaming and to start living at residential airpark and golf communities across the country.
2,090 PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL UNITS & 435 PUBLIC UNIT SUBDIVISION
RESIDENTIAL UNITS WITH RUNWAY AND GOLF COURSE ACCESS
7,000′ X 120′ PAVED RUNWAY WITH GPS APPROACHES
ADJACENT 3,500′ X 150′ TURF RUNWAY
FULL-SERVICE FBO, HANGARS & 13 COMMERCIAL PAD SITES
THREE CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL 18-HOLE PAR 72 PRIVATE GOLF COURSES
AND A WORLD-CLASS 18-HOLE PAR 3 SHORT COURSE
ELEGANTLY DESIGNED GRAND COUNTRY CLUB, SPA AND ELITE FITNESS CENTER
TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL COURTS AND RESORT STYLE POOLS WITH SPLASH PARKS
JOGGING AND BIKING TRAILS, PARKS AND CAMPING AREAS
GATED FRONT ENTRANCES WITH 24/7 ON-SITE SECURITY
7,000 x 120 FOOT RUNWAY WITH GPS APPROACHES
ADJACENT 3,500′ X 150′ TURF RUNWAY
Foot Paved Runway
Square Foot FBO/Pilot Lounge
18-Hole Signature & Championship Golf Courses
We have often heard that there is nothing like being able to walk out of your back door to your hangar into your plane and take off for an adventure. Many fantasize about the lifestyle of living in a community of like-minded and fun-minded aviators. More and more pilots are finally deciding to stop dreaming and to start living at airparks across the country. Aero Estates National’s paved runway will have adjacent homes and residents will enjoy taxiway access from airpark lots, 24/7 self-serve fuel (100LL & Jet-A), aircraft parking area for guests and a 16,000 square foot FBO and hangar for flight planning, relaxing and a common place to get things done. An opportunity also exists for a lease to own FBO, providing primary support services to the general aviation community.
FBO/Pilot Lounge and Hangar
16,000 Square Foot Full-Service FBO and 30,000 Square Foot Hangar
Gated Front Entrance
Two 24/7 Manned Security Entrance and Exit Locations
The modern designed guard gated front entrances will be the vehicle and pedestrian entrance point for the community. The professional security guards will control access, conduct roving patrols, enhancing the safety of the residence and their assets, and providing an added level of protection for the airpark amenities. We will leverage security technology solutions to automate entry procedures for the residence, easily allow registering of guests and to monitor activity outside and within the airpark. All designed to maximize safety, protect you, your family and your property.
Elegantly Designed Grand Country Club
An elegantly designed Grand Country Club with a pro shop, restaurant, adjacent fitness center, day spa, racquet club with a tournament main center court alongside ten synthetic clay tennis courts and eight pickleball courts, resort style pool, splash park and outdoor spaces are good for pleasure and business. With the right amenities and features, the surrounding country club location becomes a go-to destination for friends and family when they’re not in the air, playing a round of golf, tennis, swimming, biking or enjoying the other amenities like lawn bowling greens, bocce ball, croquet, giant outdoor chess sets, shuffleboard and basketball courts available. The country club with front and back wrap around covered patios will be furnished comfortably and with a touch of custom decorative accents, romance fireplaces and lighting to capture the moment. The club will be the focal point for those playing sports, enjoy a meal and drinks or just a common place to come and meet friends to relax.
Signature and Championship-Level Designed Golf Courses
Three Championship-Level – Signature Designed 18-Hole Par 72 Course, 18-Hole Par 3 Short Course
We will team with well-known and respected golf course design professionals to create three (3) championship-level signature designed 18-hole par 72 golf courses designed to host PGA and USGA tournaments, along with a world-class 18-hole par 3 short course masterpiece. Some people think golf is a sport stuck in traditional ways, but it is actually constantly evolving. New and exciting courses have battled their way into the golf rankings, and we will make every attempt to achieve the expert’s high ranking. The course layouts will focus on testing a pro golfer’s skills through a variety of doglegs, distances, and hazards through a diversification of different shots. The intent is to design each course around the ambiance, where you can sense the traditions of the game of golf.
Pools with Lap Lanes, Splash Park and Water Features
There’s nothing more refreshing than plunging into a sparkling pool on a hot day with the blue sky above. The private “waterfront” tailor-designed resort-style pool will feature infinity edges, lap lanes, water features, a splash park for kids, glamorous landscaping, cabanas, and automated cleaning and heating. The pool area will be an extension of the modern and elite fitness center coordinating trim details and colors, to include an outdoor kitchen for parties and gatherings.
Racquet Club with Tennis & Pickleball Courts
Tournament Main Center Court with 24 Lighted Tennis and Pickleball Courts
Sports are great for so many different reasons. They all (well most) offer great workouts, competition, camaraderie and fun. But what sport is the best? Well tennis is, of course! A first-class racquet club with a tournament main center court alongside fourteen synthetic clay lighted tennis courts and ten pickleball courts, will be perfect for the competitive player or maybe to take a lesson from someone to improve your game. The courts will be separated by covered sitting areas to relax between games and to enjoy time with friends.
Jogging, Biking and Hiking Trails
Extensive Improved Surface Trail System
The extensive jogging, hiking and obstacle course trail system throughout the subdivision will provide an outdoor sanctuary for those interested in exercising, exploring, hiking, walking or just enjoying the natural outdoors. The intent is to provide active individuals the ability to challenge every muscle in your body through connected jogging and bike trails, and an integrated obstacle course on and off the trails.
Phase I Pilot (Year 1) – $9,992,000
12-Month Pilot: Scout Identified Properties to Develop, Conduct Feasibility Analysis, Due Diligence, Consult with Aviation, Club and Tennis Design Professionals to Finalize Plans, Team with Golf Course Design Professionals to Design/Build Golf Courses, Site Survey, Begin Regulatory Requirements & Entitlements, Subdivision Planning with Design-Build Firm, Choose Final Master Plan and Enter into Right of First Refusal Land Contract.
Phase I (Year 2 – Pilot) – $64,731,400
12-Months: Hire Remaining Development Team, Complete Land Entitlement Process, Subdivision Platting, Submit Preliminary Plan and Begin Subdivision Review Process, Begin Marketing Campaign Magazine Articles in Top Aviation, Golf and Other Best Selling Magazines, Exhibit at the National Golf Expo and the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention, Finalize Construction Plans with the Design Team, Receive Preliminary Subdivision Planning Approval and Complete Land Acquisition Process.
** Lender payback period in year eight and the return on investment at the end of year eleven.
Funds generated from sales and operating revenue support remaining development/operational costs.
Phase I (Year 3) – $205,957,650
12-Months: Construction Permits Approved, Construction Stakeout, Construction Begins (Clearing/Demo, Grading), Set Temporary Construction Office, Development and Office Equipment Purchase, Final Subdivision Approval, Rough Grading, Wet & Dry Utilities, Begin Construction of Golf Courses, Runways, Phase I Roads and Taxiways, Develop 135 Phase I Residential Lots, Begin Construction of FBO with Hangar, Country Club and Club House, Maintenance Facilities Fitness Centers, Tennis and Pickleball Courts and the Gated Front Entrances, Corporate Office and Model Homes, 13 Commercial Pad Sites, 100 Hangars, Exhibit at the Golf Industry Show, SUN’nFUN Aviation Expo, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention and the NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), Phase I Roads and Taxiways Completed, Runway and Aircraft Parking Area Completed, Airport Beacon/AWOS/VASI Installed, Aviation Self-Serve Fuel Systems Installed.
Phase II (Year 4) – $157,529,895
12-Months: Complete Phase II Roads and Taxiways, Develop 207 Phase II Lots, Begin Construction on 100 Townhomes and 200 Condos, FBO and Gated Front Entrance Completed, Runway and Phase II Taxiway Lighting and Hangars Completed, Parks, Camping Grounds and Jogging/Walking Trails, FAA Airport/Runway Approval, Exhibit at the Denver Golf Show, Chicago Golf Show, SUN’n FUN Aviation Expo, Paris Air Show, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention and the NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition; Construction Completed on the Golf Courses, Country Club and Club House, Maintenance Facilities, Fitness Clubs, Tennis & Pickleball Courts and the Resort-Style Pool, Host our Open House and Host our First Scheduled Airpark Fly-In Event.
Phase III (Year 5) – $65,013,720
12-Months: Complete Phase III Roads and Taxiways, Develop 324 Phase III Lots, Construction Completed on Townhouses and Condos, Exhibit at the National Golf Expo, an International Golf Event, LA Golf Show, SUN’n FUN Aviation Expo, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention, Athens Flying Week Air Show and the NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition, Major Development Items Inspected, Punch List Completed, Host Annual Golf and Tennis Tournaments.
Phase IV (Years 6-7) – $42,438,490
2-Years: Complete Phase IV Roads and Taxiways, Develop 699 Phase IV Lots, Transition Airpark Management to the Property Owner’s Association, Exhibit yearly at the PGA Merchandise Show, National Golf Expo, SUN’n FUN Aviation Expo, International Golf Event, LA Golf Show, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention, NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition, Exhibit at the Singapore Air Showand Dubai Air Show International Events, Host Yearly Fly-In Event, Golf & Tennis Tournaments.
Phase V (Years 8-11) – $61,996,220
4-Years: Complete Phase IV Roads and Taxiways, Develop 1,198 Phase V Lots, Exhibit yearly at the National Golf Expo, SUN’n FUN Aviation Expo, International Golf Event, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In Convention, NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition, attend 2-3 International Aviation and Golf Events, Host Yearly Fly-In Event, Golf & Tennis Tournaments.
Our marketing strategy and Action Plan focuses on targeting a niche aviator/aircraft owners and golfing industry by exhibiting at selected domestic and international aviation and golf trade shows 6-7 times a year, maximizing internet and social media marketing and SEO strategies to drive traffic and buyers to our website and subdivision. We’ll strategically place magazine articles and advertisements to attract potential buyers and create opportunities to close the sale. Our internet and social media marketing (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vlogs, Blogs, etc.) is a core focus for driving potential buyers to our website and to the subdivision to meet our sales goals. The Director of Sales and Marketing will lead our development team in a forward-looking approach with the fundamental goal of achieving a sustainable competitive advantage from other established residential airparks and golfing communities. We’ll also explore options to advertise and develop sales not only domestically, but in Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. We will accomplish this through the following means:
- Advertising budget is $22M over ten years
- Leverage SEO strategies for website and social media platform presence to attract traffic and buyers and provide valuable data about our customers
- Exhibit yearly at three (3) U.S. national air shows and exhibitions (AirVenture Oshkosh, SUN ‘n FUN EXPO, NBAA Aviation Convention & Exhibition , etc.) and one (1) international air show (i.e. Paris Airshow, Athens Flying Week, The ILA Berlin Air Show, etc.) promoting the residential airpark with a combined audience of over one million per year
- Exhibit yearly at three (3) U.S. national golf expos and shows (National Golf Expo, Golf Industry Show, etc.) and one (1) international golf show promoting the residential airpark & golfing community with a combined audience of over one million per year
- Placement of articles and advertisements in nationally recognized magazine publications: Flying Magazine 6 times a year (192,000 circulation, 466,000 total reach), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Pilot Magazine 6 times a year (495,000 Reach based on circulations and distribution to airports/FBOs and aviation events), Golf Magazine and Golf Digest 6 times a year (3,000,000 circulation combined), and Forbes, Money, Wired, Esquire, GQ, Maxim, Details, Traveler, Outside, etc. throughout the year
- Enlisting services that will keep the website at the top of key internet search engines, email marketing sequences
- Provide short virtual tours and encourage buyer testimonials on our website and social media platforms
- Link exchange with aviation and golf enthusiast-oriented websites
- Increase advertising and special promotions to coincide with seasonality peaks
- Explore options to generate sales abroad and stay within budget
Our core sales team consists of the Director of Sales & Marketing, two Sales Managers, President and the CEO that will follow an Action Plan to implement a clear sales process and goals, to quickly position us to maximize market share and to create growth. Early in the development phase, we anticipate a fast sales cycles as we offer luxurious amenities to both aviators and aircraft owners, but also to a broad golfing community. We’ll drive business to our website and subdivision through a comprehensive marketing campaign that includes maximizing internet and social media marketing, SEO strategies, exhibiting at aviation and golf trade shows and strategically placed magazine articles and advertisements in nationally recognized magazine publications. The new subdivision offering custom homes, runways, full-service FBO, signature designed golf courses, elegant country club, fitness facility and multiple outdoor recreational activities will attract local, second and third home buyers. We’ll make connections with prospective buyers, develop customer profiles to enhance our marketing plan and capitalize on relationships where we’ve built trust to ask for specific referrals – to dramatically amplify targeting our niche market and improve our sales strategy. We took a conservative approach outlined below based on subdivision sales models to derive the number of lots we will sell per year, by aggressively marketing a niche aviator/aircraft owners and golfing industry.
Year 3: 135 Lots at $30,505,000
Year 4: 207 Lots/Units/Commercial Pad Sites/Hangars at $65,635,000
Year 5: 324 Lots/Units/Sites/Hangars at $114,055,000
Year 6-7: 707 Lots/Units/Hangars at $256,175,000
Year 8-9: 635 Lots/Hangars at $213,845,000
Year 10-11: 570 Lots at $184,150,000
Year 1 – Pilot: $10,000,000 (Locate development site and refine plan)
Year 2: $74,000,000 (Preliminary subdivision planning approval and complete land acquisition)
Year 3: $175,000,000 (Break ground)
Year 4: $88,000,000 (Major development completed end of year)
Total Funding Required: $347,000,000
Total Amount Returned: $746,000,000
Interest Gained: $399,000,000
Repayment Term: 11-Years
Interest Rate: 7.21%
Project Sales Gross Income: $864,365,000
Development & Operational Costs Phases I-V: $607,659,375
** Payback period in year eight and the return on investment at the end of year eleven.
Funds generated from sales and operating revenue support remaining development/operational costs.
Year 5: $58,000,000
Year 6: $110,000,000
Year 7: $135,000,000
Year 8: $98,000,000 – Payback Period
Year 9: $118,000,000
Year 10: $112,000,000
Year 11: $115,000,000 – Maturity Date
Total Repayment: $746,000,000
About the Management
Robert E. Huber, PMP – CEO/Developer
Robert previously owned and developed Aero Estates Airpark (T25) from 2002 to 2012. Aero Estates Airpark is a successful residential airport community located on 120-acres along Lake Palestine in East Texas. Aero Estates Airpark has a 3,100 x 60-foot Bermuda grass runway, taxiways from all lots, pilot-controlled lighting, heliport, float plane dock, visual approach slope indicator (VASI) and a four-acre lakefront common area.
The family founded Aero Estates, LP in 2002 to provide aviation enthusiasts with a pilot-friendly community in a shared interest residential environment. Robert was responsible for property development, operations, future development, marketing and sales. It was a great opportunity and time to conceptualize and develop the property with his father George and stepmother Maud. They built a beautiful airpark on a shoestring budget, based on hard work, determination, perseverance and a lot of learning along the way. Of course, they made mistakes, and then quickly learned from them. They also learned how important it is to work closely with the Property Owner’s Association on many issues that affected the community as a whole. They had numerous fly-in events and brought in the surrounding community from around the airpark to get them better antiquated with the neighborhood. Residents enjoy afternoons and evenings on the lakefront paired with airpark gatherings, boating, water sports, and watching float planes come in and out.
They developed and sold 167 residential airpark lots at Aero Estates Airpark. Robert attended numerous airshows like EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-in Convention in Wisconsin and the Sun-n-Fun Expo in Florida as an exhibitor to get exposure and successfully generated business. Routinely placing advertisements in magazines, sending brochures from purchased mailing lists, monthly emails to potential clients and provided personal tours of the airpark. In 2005, Robert bought his father and stepmother out of the business and then sold the remaining few acres of property in late 2012.
Robert received a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1997. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), who holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-Engine and Instrument Ratings, and a combat veteran with multiple tours. He is currently a Program Manager and business developer for a defense contracting company supporting international and domestic project initiatives that span the fields of Biometrics, Identity Management, Forensics and Military Intelligence. Robert has a successful track-record in land development, residential airpark operations, program management, problem solving, sales, and training. Robert began conceptualizing Aero Estates National Airpark & Golf while living in Europe and has spent many years and late nights conceptualizing, consulting, pricing, and dreaming of an opportunity to build a first-class residential aviation and golf community.
Jay S. Porter, CCM – President, Golf & Club Operations
Jay has been in the golf and country club business for more than 30-years and has managed some of the most prominent clubs in the World. Jay’s resume includes 7-years as General Manager at Merion Golf Club currently ranked by Golf Magazine at #12 in the World and #6 in the USA. Merion is the site where a young Bobby Jones closed out the Grand Slam in 1930 and Ben Hogan won the 1950 U.S. Open only a year after nearly perishing in a horrific car accident. Merion Golf Club has hosted more U.S.G.A. Championships than any other club in history.
Most recently, Jay took over as General Manager at Lanhai International Golf Club outside of Shanghai, China. Lanhai had recently been acquired by the PingAn Group, the wealthiest insurance company in the world and whose Chairman has a passion for the game of golf. Among other improvements, Jay worked with OCCM Golf Course Design and Tour Pro Geoff Ogilvy’s team to fully renovate one of the two courses on the property. The renovation drew high praise from the dozen Golf Magazine panelists who visited and played the new course. Jay has also worked with Nicklaus Design, Fazio Design and Arthur Hills in previous projects.