• AAS, Hudson Valley Community College
  • AA, Edison State College
  • BS, University of South Florida
  • Course work in Environmental Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University

Professional certifications

  • Certified General Contractor (Florida)
  • Community Association Manager (Florida)

Memberships and citations

  • Past President, Lee Building Industry Association
  • Director, Lee Building Industry Association “Builders Care”
  • Director, Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Land & Water Trust
  • Past Chairman of the Board, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Real Estate Investment Society of Southwest Florida
  • Member, Urban Land Institute of Southwest Florida


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Brian has extensive expertise with federal and state land management policies and has spent decades using this knowledge to help clients resolve acquisition, construction and entitlement issues.

Brian’s experience with land-use issues involves commercial, industrial and residential master planned community projects.  Prior to joining Dawson & Associates, he spent more than a decade as Vice President of land development for a Florida real estate development company with holdings throughout the state. He also spent more than a decade as a civil engineering project manager for Banks Engineering, Inc. and Agnoli, Barber and Brundage, Inc., firms specializing in land planning, surveying and civil engineering.

Brian’s expertise also includes assistance on a multitude of other matters, such as impact fee and proportionate share mitigation, creating community redevelopment areas, special assessment districts and community development districts in Florida.

Other Experience

  • Chairman of the Board, Bonita Springs (FL) Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Served in the United States Navy (1981-1985) and the US Navy Reserves (1985-1992)