Wed, October 26, 2016
Co-President, Barron Collier Companies
Katie Sproul plays a dual leadership role as co-president of the Barron Collier Companies and CEO of Halstatt LLC, both of which are built upon the legacy of Barron Gift Collier Sr., one of the founding fathers of Collier County, Naples, FL. As co-president, Katie oversees the agricultural operations and large real estate projects such as Mercato, recently sold to Prudential Real Estate Investors. She was integral in the design, facilitation and implementation of a new governance structure, including the addition of independent outside board directors and a major update to the corporate operating agreements, ensuring sustainability into future generations.
Halstatt LLC is the operational and investment arm of the Sproul family. Halstatt is rooted in the acquisition, development and disposition of large real estate assets, primarily Grey Oaks, a master planned golf course community, and LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort and Club, a luxury beach front resort and beach and golf club, recently sold to Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. In 2011, Halstatt leveraged this heritage expertise and founded Halstatt Real Estate Partners, raising over $220 million in capital in two opportunistic focused real estate funds of which Katie is a principal. She oversees Halstatt’s investment portfolio and private equity investments, both direct and indirect. Prior to leading Halstatt and to joining the Barron Collier Companies over 16 years ago, Katie served as an executive with New York financial institutions, including Chase Manhattan Bank and Citibank.
Katie is an active member of the community and a strong believer in giving back. She is chair of the Leadership Collier Foundation, a director of Audubon of Florida, a member of the Florida Land Council, and advisory board member of the University of Florida’s Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies. She is past chair of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, past board member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, past board member of Leadership Florida, and past director and chair of the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame. Katie was the recipient of Hodges University Humanitarian of the Year Award. Katie earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management and holds a B.A. in psychology from Cornell University. She lives in Naples, FL, with her husband and two sons.