An Exclusively Planned Residential Airport & Golfing Community

 

 

 

 

The Dream

Aero Estates National Airpark & Golf Subdivision is an exclusively planned 2,525-unit world-class residential airpark and golfing community with up to 1-acre estate sized lots offered, designed for aviators, aircraft owners, golf enthusiasts and outdoor folks wanting the finest amenities available. The main attractions are the 7,000-foot runway, full-service FBO, Aviation Business Park, elegantly designed grand country club with three (3) championship level – signature designed 18-hole Par 72 golf courses and one (1) world class 18-hole Par 3 short course. We aspire and have designed the development to host PGA tournaments in the future. Additional amenities include an elite fitness center, day spa, pro shops, restaurants, racquet club with tournament main center court, resort-style pools, parks, camping area, extensive jogging, biking & obstacle course trails, and two luxurious gated front entrances with 24/7 on-site security.

We currently seek a lender 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.  The lender 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 $359 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.  Aero Estates National Airpark & Golf will provide a unique lifestyle for its residents, visitors and will leave an everlasting impression on generations to come.  Let’s build that dream!  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.
Our Mission: We’re committed to developing communities and infrastructures that link all forms of transportation as an integral component of the transportation evolution.
Robert Huber

CEO/Developer

Aero Estates National Airpark & Golf
Loan Amount Required: $359,000,000  
Total Amount Returned: $730,000,000
Interest Gained: $371,000,000
Repayment Term: 11-Years
Interest Rate: 6.66%
ROI: 103.34%
Project Sales Gross Income: $864,365,000
Development & Operational Costs Phases I-V: $638,629,035
** 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Development Concept

 

Aero Estates Development Group will locate opportune properties (3,500+ acres) to develop Aero Estates National Airpark & Golf Subdivision, initially exploring opportunities in the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest Regions of the United States.  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 & Golf and a larger one called  Aero Estates Presidential Airpark & Golf.  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 AE Presidential Airpark 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 ten synthetic clay tennis courts and eight pickleball courts, and a resort style pool with a splash park for kids and adults.  The development will include two parks with soccer and football goals, fitness stations and covered kids play areas, giant outdoor chess sets, bocce, croquet, lawn bowling, shuffleboard and basketball courts, camping, extensive jogging, walking, biking & obstacle course trails and gated 24/7 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 the 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 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 CLUBS, SPA AND ELITE FITNESS CENTERS

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

 






















Amenities

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

Aero Estates National Airpark & Golf’s lighted paved runway, adjacent turf runway and helipads are the gateway to the world with adjacent homes and will be the focal point for annual fly-in events.  Airpark residents will enjoy runway access from residential lots, full-service FBO, Aviation Business Park with 13 commercial pad sites, GPS Approaches, Visual Slope Approach Indicator (VASI), Pilot-Controlled Lighting (PCL), Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), Standard Instrument Departures (SID), Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR), Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI), Airport Beacon, FAA compliant lighted Helipads with PAPI and more.
 
 

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

The 16,000 square foot full-service FBO will be the place to plan your next flight, link up with your pilot or passengers, relax with fellow aviators, address any last-minute business needs, enjoy a museum of aviation articles and enjoy some refreshments. The 140′ x 110′ x 30′ canopy provides a covered aircraft parking area, allowing drive-up service for even the largest business aircraft. The FBO will include full-service aviation support, maintenance, full and self-service fuel, an attached 200′ x 150′ x 30′ hangar, and a 240,000 square foot aircraft parking area. The Aviator Business Park will include thirteen (13) commercial pads sites ranging from 0.75 acres to 1.6 acres and 100 hangars for sale and rent with direct access to the runway, attracting aviation companies providing innovative work in the industry. An opportunity also exists for a lease to own FBO, offering primary support services to the general aviation community.

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.

Country Club

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 giant outdoor chess sets, shuffleboard, bocce, lawn bowling, croquet 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.

Resort-Style Pools

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 18 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 ten synthetic clay tennis courts and eight 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.













































Development Plan

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.

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Phase I (Year 2) – $66,856,400

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) – $209,897,650

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) – $164,112,835

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) – $64,255,700

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) – $41,875,250

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) – $81,639,200

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.
 

 

Marketing Strategy


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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:
Overview
  • Advertising budget is $23.5M 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

 

 

Sales Strategy


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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
Total:  $864,365,000

 

Lender Funding Structure

Year 1 – Pilot:  $10,000,000
Year 2:  $76,000,000
Year 3:  $179,000,000
Year 4:  $94,000,000
Total Funding:  $359,000,000

 

Loan Repayment Structure

Year 5:  $58,000,000
Year 6:  $119,000,000
Year 7:  $127,000,000
Year 8:  $116,000,000 – Payback Period
Year 9:  $107,000,000
Year 10:  $100,000,000
Year 11:  $103,000,000 – Maturity Date
Total Repayment:  $730,000,000

 

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.
 






















Contact

 

Robert Huber

CEO/Developer

Jay Porter

President, Golf & Club Operations