In early 2000, Kelly Gilliland was hired as Vice President of Horizon Mortgage Corporation, with a focus on permanent financing and construction financing as well as real estate sales. Kelly’s experience includes placing permanent debt with banks, life companies and permanent lenders. She has experience with most all commercial property types including self-storage facilities, medical office buildings, retail, industrial, restaurants, mixed-use projects, mobile home parks, hotels and apartments. Since 2000, she has also been active in providing the construction financing of commercial and large residential projects as well as providing equity and joint venture partnerships for several condominium projects and single-family subdivision developments. She is a Florida Licensed Mortgage Broker, as well as a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker. Most recently, she has closed on the financing of several retail portfolios as well as the construction financing for the new PF Chang's as well as the Aqua Condominium project in downtown Sarasota.
Previous to Horizon Mortgage Corporation, Kelly Gilliland was employed by Schroeder- Manatee Ranch, Inc. SMR is the developer of the award-winning, 8,500 acre, master- planned community Lakewood Ranch, which encompasses all aspects of residential and commercial development. During Kelly’s five years with SMR, she quickly rose to Commercial Sales Manager of Lakewood Ranch Realty Company. During this period, she earned her Real Estate Brokerage License from the State of Florida.
Kelly Gilliland is a graduate of Sarasota High School in Sarasota, FL. After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in International Relations, she returned to her native Sarasota.
Kelly is proud to be heavily involved in her community. She serves on the Board of Directors of Tiger Bay, which was established in 1982 as a local political organization that promotes community understanding of current political and social issues through the free exchange of ideas. She is also an alumnus and active member of Leadership Sarasota, a Chamber- sponsored group of recognized leaders within the community. She is an active member of both the Sarasota and Manatee Chambers of Commerce and has served as Assistant Treasurer to the Commercial Investment Division of the Sarasota Board of Realtors. Kelly has also been actively involved with many national real estate organizations including the Mortgage Bankers Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers. She is also an alumnus of Phi Mu National Sorority. In her free time, she volunteers for the Braden River Soccer Club Youth Sports Program and at McNeal Elementary School, and further showing her support of the community, she is a sponsor of Mote Marine Laboratory on Longboat Key, FL.
Kelly’s awards and accolades include being named “Winner of SRQ Magazine’s Women in Business in 2014,” which is an annual recognition of women who have made meaningful contributions to the Sarasota and Bradenton Communities. She also was named a “Member of SRQ Magazine’s Leadership Circle,” which is an appointed group of community leaders working together on projects/events to inspire and better our community.