Brad-Wester

Brad Wester

VP, Land Use and Planning In-House Planner
Phone
(904) 807-0205
email
bwester@drivermcafee.com
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Practice Areas:


Land Use and Zoning, Government Relations and Real Estate.

Mr. Wester provides services to clients and our attorneys in the acquisition, entitlement, financing and development of all types of commercial and residential properties; in the acquisition, sale and leasing of agricultural lands; in the comparative analysis of eminent domain cases; in the creation of mitigation and conservation banks; and in the acquisition and disposition of large tracts of rural land.  He navigates the complex regulatory environment to meet our clients’ objectives.  His 20 years of experience include combined regulatory and private sector  in engineering, development and the construction industry serving in lead positions to steer clients through planning, zoning approvals, permit expediting, contract administration, project management and land development/construction monitoring.  Mr. Wester is experienced in directing clients during due diligence, cost analysis and entitlement.

Education:


  • Florida State University, B.S. (Geography/Urban & Regional Planning), 1996

Military:


  • United States Marine Corps Reserves, 1995 to 2002
  • Bravo Company, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division
  • Charlie Company, 8th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division

Certifications


  • Registered as a Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional (CDP)
  • Accredited Professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Professional Affiliations


  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Civic Involvement


  • Ponte Vedra/Palm Valley Overlay District Architectural Review Board, Chairman, 2009 to 2016
  • Ponte Vedra Municipal Service District (MSD), Board of Trustees