Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

ORLANDO-Gov. Jeb Bush, State Senate President John McKay and House Speaker Tom Feeney have selected a nine-member panel of corporate chiefs to help build the first $1.3 billion phase of Florida’s long-planned, high-speed, cross-state train system scheduled to break ground in 2003.

Feeney picked Lee Chira, president, Lee Chira & Associates, a real estate development/investment firm; Skip Fowler, the House Speaker’s longtime law partner: and John Browning, Palatka, FL, chairman, Florida Transportation Commission.

Bush selected Leila Nodarse, president, Nodarse & Associates Inc., an environmental engineering firm that has participated in multi-million-dollar commercial ventures.

Chira is a former Orange County commissioner, a longtime Orlando area retail and multifamily developer and is currently a member of Fannie Mae’s national Housing Impact Advisory Council.

Other panel members are C.C. “Doc” Dockery, the Lakeland, FL real estate millionaire who started the bullet-train drive two years ago; Miami civil engineer William Dunn; Norman Mansour, Manatee County, FL, member of the Florida Transportation Commission; Tallahassee, FL lawyer Frederick Dudley; and Heidi J. Eddins, St. Augustine, FL, an executive with Florida East Coast Industries Inc.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

GlobeSt. NET LEASE Spring 2021Event

This conference brings together the industry's most influential & knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information

GlobeSt. NET LEASE Awards 2021Event

These awards honor the industry's most influential and knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.