Friday, January 3, 2014
FrontDoor Communities announced the addition of Bob Pickard as the new director of development and acquisition for the firm’s Charleston office. In his new position, Pickard will develop business plans, maintain budgets and manage land acquisition, development and construction. Pickard brings more than 15 years of experience in project management and land development to the role.
“With our introduction of the Freeman’s Point community in James Island last month, we are poised to expand our presence in the Charleston market,” said Terry Russell, chief executive officer of FrontDoor Communities. “Bob will bring invaluable leadership and insight to our team as we ramp up work in the region, and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”
Before joining FrontDoor, Pickard served as the director of business development and environmental services for Ikhana Design and Construction, where he managed relationships with clients, oversaw projects, crafted proposals and headed business development. Prior to Ikhana, Pickard worked as a business development consultant with SEG engineering in Atlanta. Additionally, he has held multiple project and land development positions at Landmark Construction Co., Ryland Homes, Benchmark Group and URS Corporation.
Pickard earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University and a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of South Carolina. He currently serves as the president of the government affairs committee at the Charleston Trident Home Builders Association.