As Founder, President, and CEO of Avalon Park Group (APG), Beat Kähli leads an Executive Leadership Team focused on the mission to change the way the world lives, learns, works and plays. Under his leadership, APG drives the vision for creating sustainable communities under an umbrella of diverse companies, spanning multiple industries.
Mr. Kähli’s real estate investments include single family, multi-family, commercial, retail, office and industrial opportunities. He has also expanded his operations into Europe by opening Avalon Park AG in Zurich, Switzerland, where Mr. Kähli serves as CEO of the publicly traded Swiss Company, sitEX Properties, AG. Some of Mr. Kähli’s top projects include 2,000-acre Master Planned Developments in Orlando and Tampa, Florida. Each of these projects includes a town center consisting of commercial, retail and office space surrounded by single family and multi-family units. Mr. Kähli’s Orlando based project was the number one selling development in the Orlando area for four years with a total value upon completion of $1.5 billion. Mr. Kähli’s Tampa based project is similar in size and scope to Avalon Park and is anticipated to have a value upon completion of $1.1 billion.
Mr. Kähli also found success in the concrete industry, where, together with a partner, Mr. Kähli developed Prestige/AB Ready Mix, which became the largest independent concrete producer in the State of Florida before it was sold. Other portfolio investments include, Avex Homes, Data Transfer Solutions, Pasco Mines, Encore Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, Avalon Park Home Health and additional ventures that continue the vision of the company. With over 30 years of experience in the fields of real estate, investment banking and financial consulting, Mr. Kähli provides direction and guidance for all APG operations, including the development of strategic alliances and joint venture relationships.
Mr. Kähli has been named by the Orlando Business Journal as one of the Top Ten Most Influential Businessmen and the Reader’s Choice, Most Respected CEO in Central Florida. He has also been recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as Top Ten Most Influential Newsmakers and Top Ten Most Influential Businessmen in Central Florida. Additionally, the Orlando Magazine awarded Beat Kähli the honor of one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Orlando for three consecutive years.
While Mr. Kähli has been fortunate in his business ventures, he has also donated his time and financial support to several philanthropic causes. Mr. Kähli has served on the board of many community not-for-profit organizations including the Red Cross of Central Florida, the Central Florida YMCA, the Central Florida Boy Scouts, the University of Central Florida’s Health and Public Affairs and the Florida Hospital Orlando’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Kähli earned his Business Degree from the Zurich Business School. He resides in Winter Park, Florida with his wife Jill and their four children, Daniel, David, Alex and Anna.