Almond Engineering, P.A. is pleased to announce William “Bill” Byers, P.E., has joined the firm as Vice President and Director of Land Development. Bill and Eric Almond first worked together over two decades ago, and have remained friends and colleagues over the last 20 years. When Eric and Hillary decided to bring in a Practice Leader to the growing firm, they knew Bill was the right fit. They are excited to have him aboard to lead the Land Development Practice.
Bill grew up in Jacksonville, and has delivered award winning projects across the Southeast US, and Hawaii. His portfolio of work as a consultant, broker, developer and builder includes subdivisions, infill projects, brownfield redevelopment and greenfield development, apartments, industrial complexes, free standing retail, master planned communities, hotels and resorts, shopping centers, institutional facilities, recreational complexes, mixed use developments, and stormwater master plans.
Bill is passionate about Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Historic Preservation and Revitalization. He was awarded an Historic Preservation Award by the Hawaii Historic Foundation, and actively supports historic preservation projects in Mandarin and the greater Jacksonville area. He serves as the primary Chair for Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) North Florida Affordable Housing & Revitalization Task Force. He is a founding member of ULI’s Florida Council on Workforce Housing, and has served on the Board of Metro North Community Development Corporation, a non-profit affordable housing developer.
Bill is a graduate Auburn University, an active Real Estate Broker, and a member of the inaugural St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2000. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and redeveloping residential and commercial properties.