Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that land use attorney Rebecca “Becky” Wilson has been presented with the Community Leader Award by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her leadership and commitment to the betterment and well-being of the Winter Park community. A member of Leadership Winter Park, Class XVI, and a past chair of the chamber, Wilson has helped shape real estate development in Winter Park by providing land use counsel on numerous high-profile projects, such as The Alfond Inn, The Center for Health & Wellbeing, Heritage Park, and Hill Center at Winter Park.
In her legal practice, Wilson, who serves as chair of Lowndes’ Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Group, works with local governments throughout Central Florida to address the needs of her clients related to zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative law, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI's), procurement issues, due diligence, and property rights. A recognized leader in her field, she represents property owners, developers, lenders and other participants in a wide array of projects. Over the years, such projects have included high-rise developments in downtown Orlando, hotel developments, planned communities, large "power-centers", redevelopment of existing buildings, mixed-use projects, big box commercial projects, projects within historic districts, multi-family development (including affordable housing and senior housing) and office developments.
Named one of the “Ten Most Influential People in Winter Park” by Winter Park Magazine, Wilson has served as chair of the City of Winter Park Vision Steering Committee, the Rollins College Hamilton Holt School Board of Advisors, and the Urban Land Institute of Central Florida, for which she currently serves as governance chair. She is also a member of Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings' "Housing for All" Task Force and The Committee of One Hundred of Orange County, Inc. Wilson has been recognized as a “40 Under 40” and “Up-and-Comer” finalist, as well as one of the “Women To Watch” honorees, by the Orlando Business Journal. Listed among the “Best Lawyers in America” since 2013, she received both her undergraduate and law degrees with honors from the University of Alabama.
Lowndes Shareholder Daniel McIntosh was also a recipient of the Community Leader Award in 2011.