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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 a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. He is heavily involved and active in many civic and community organizations 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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