At Fides, John leads due diligence for potential acquisitions, leads entitlements, and assists with design, development execution, construction management, and financing efforts. 

Prior to co-founding FIDES Development, John served as Senior Project Manager for JLL’s Project and Development Services group in Atlanta. He was responsible for development projects from concept to close-out. Prior to JLL, Mr. Hillman served as a Project Manager at Kimley-Horn, a premier planning, and design engineering consulting firm, where he worked on a variety of ground-up and redevelopment projects throughout South Florida. John’s past experience includes Chairman of the City of Deerfield Beach’s Planning & Zoning Board.

Mr. Hillman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Florida and is pursuing his Masters in Business Administration from Emory University. He is heavily involved and active in many civic and community organizations including Council for Quality Growth and is a graduate of Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leadership, Class of 2020. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Florida.



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