Carlos Alfonso

Carlos J. Alfonso, is a founding principal and CEO of both Alfonso Architects and

Alliant Partners, a real estate investment company.

Carlos was born in Cuba and came with his family to Tampa, Florida in 1960.  He is a graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa and received his bachelor and master’s degree in architecture from the University of Florida, and is a distinguished Alumni of the UF School of Architecture.

Mr. Alfonso was a founding, 11-year member of the University of Florida Board of Trustees, and concluded his service as Chairman of that Board in 2011 and 2012.  

In addition, Mr. Alfonso served on the State of Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission in 1998.  During that service, he was Chairman of the Committee on Article 4, which modified the Executive Branch of the State Constitution.  That committee restructured the Florida Cabinet, created the FWC and created Florida Forever which was approved subsequently by Florida voters.

He currently serves as a Trustee of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of 100 and serves as Chairman of the University of Florida Online Advisory Board for State of Florida’s Online Baccalaureate University.

Carlos is a registered architect in 14 states and has been a Florida registered class A General Contractor.

He is a commercial multi-engine, instrument rated pilot.  He and his wife, Dorothy, have three children.

Work Experience

Mosaic Streamsong Lodge Resort & Golf Club, Polk County, Florida

The 16,000 acre property located between Orlando and Tampa is formerly mined phosphate land owned and developed by The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients. Components include a 300,000 sq. ft resort, with 216 rooms in the main lodge, 12 rooms in the golf clubhouse, a full service spa, three restaurants, and 20,000 sq. ft of public meeting space.

CAMLS (Center for Advanced Learning and Medical Simulation), Tampa, Florida

Development Services for The University of South Florida in the off-campus development of a 75,000 sq. ft. Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation by researching numerous sites adjacent to area Hotels in the Tampa Bay region and working with capable landowners to develop the CAMLS facility and an adjacent 4 star hotel.

Trump Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Represented CBRE Investments International on an $80 million existing conversion of a distressed Hotel Condo project to a conventional Hotel. Work included development assessment schematic design, estimating, scheduling, permit assessment and logistics for all phases of the $15 million additional redevelopment plan.

Embassy Suites Hotel, Naples, Florida

$42 million, 160 room Hotel on the Cocohatchee River.  Amenities such as 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space/banquet hall, boat docks, rooftop bar and restaurant to serve its guests.  Responsibilities include land acquisition, entitlements, franchise license, scheduling and financing.

Monte Lauro, Brevard, North Carolina

Master Planner and Development Director for a 900 acre Italian themed branded community with Authoress Frances Mayes, writer of the acclaimed book

“Under the Tuscan Sun”. The project involved the development of a luxury 200 room Five Star Hotel, a 28,000 sq. ft. retail town center, 910 housing units, an 18 hole golf course, luxury tennis and multiple additional recreational functions.  Responsibilities comprised all land acquisition entitlement, underwriting, scheduling, and obtainment of institutional financing as well as architectural design.

               Park Slope Shoppes, Brooklyn, New York

All Planning and Development Services for a 43,000 sq. ft. Urban New York City Retail and Office Development which included a CVS Drugstore, New York Sports Club and Astoria Federal Savings and Loan.  Project was under Development and Construction half-mile from Ground Zero in September 2001. Responsibilities included land acquisition and Development, for 5 existing parcels (4 containing existing buildings that were reused); all entitlements with City of New York, Financing and Project Management.  Project Partner was The Sembler Company.

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