Jeffrey J. Collins
Founder & CEO
Florida State University
Bachelor of Science, Finance
Bachelor of Science, Real Estate
Jeffrey J. Collins is the President and Founder of Collins Development Company. Jeff has led the development of a myriad of projects ranging from single building developments to professional parks, including corporate headquarters, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, infrastructure, residential and mixed-use properties.
Jeff’s hands-on style of client relations is embodied through his unyielding involvement in every project from feasibility studies, financial analysis, and site acquisition to government approvals, design, and construction. With over 30 years’ experience in the development and construction industry, Collins conveys his knowledge of local and national projects of all sizes.
Before founding Collins Development Company, Jeff worked for the Stiles Corporation as a senior project manager.
Matt Ulch CGC, LEED AP
Vice President - Construction
University of Florida
Bachelor's Degree, Building Construction
Matt Ulch, CGC, LEED AP is the Vice President for Collins Development Company. Matthew is a seasoned construction professional with over 30 years of experience in project management and estimating. Prior to joining Collins Development Company, Matthew was the Senior Cost Estimator and Construction Project Manager for several well-known south Florida construction companies.
Matthew has been involved in a variety of projects, including corporate offices for Huizenga Holdings, Republic Industries, and Extended Stay America.
Matthew is responsible for construction activities, beginning with initial project assessment and estimating through design, bidding, permitting and construction administration. His in-depth knowledge and experience of the construction process and costs help set the project on the right track and keep it there until completion.
Vice President - Development
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bachelor of Business Administration, Real Estate and Urban Land Economics
Dean Butters is a veteran real estate developer who is passionate about enhancing communities and companies by improving their real estate to its highest and best use.
He has over 20 years of real estate experience in South Florida and the Midwest. Dean's passion for commercial real estate was ignited by his training in the Real Estate Program at the University of Wisconsin and stoked by his background in commercial brokerage.
Project Manager - Development
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Bachelor's Degree, Finance
Morgan Poos is a Florida native and third generation real estate professional.
With 10 years of luxury real estate and commercial real estate experience in Palm Beach and throughout Florida, Morgan's instinct and knowledge of the real estate market is a valueble asset to the team.
Prior to Collins Development, Morgan worked as a Project Manager for a Palm Beach luxury homebuilder.
Director of Operations
Dawn Thrasher is the Director of Operations and oversees the day-to-day activities of the company, ensuring that the organization is managed and performing efficiently and effectively. She is also responsible for pay application processing, NTO tracking, release of lien reconciliation and monthly budget updates, submitting for and tracking permits, contract review, monthly invoicing, financial reporting, A/R and A/P, client and consultant/contractor relations in regards to financial matters, cash needs analysis, project loan interest calculations, and project and property related research.
Before CDC, Dawn worked as the Senior Accounting Specialist at the Wantman Group (WGI) for 14 years.