Meet Our Team

Krystal Key Beach Resort is being developed in partnership with Advantage Real Estate and Henry Norris Architecture, among other key principals, who collectively have more than 100 years of experience and more than a billion dollars in real estate developments on the Florida and Alabama Gulf Coast. The principals live and work in northwest Florida and coastal Alabama and are proud to be active members of the communities they call home.
Rick A. Phillips, CRS, CRP, ABR, CRB

Rick A. Phillips, CRS, CRP, ABR, CRB

A licensed real estate professional, Rick A. Phillips has developed and marketed 19 condominium projects on the Florida and Alabama Gulf Coast. A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, he earned an undergraduate degree in Community Recreation and a Masters in Parks and Recreation Administration.

In 1990 he launched the RE/MAX concept in the Gulf Shores area then sold out to his partners five years later. Then, he launched a Century 21 franchise which became the top producing office in the Southeast for seven of eight years, winning numerous awards for quality service as recognized by clients and customers. In 2002, Phillips converted the franchise to an independent brokerage company called ONO Professional Partners. As owner of the 82-agent group, the firm’s gross sales exceeded $105 million in 2006. Phillips also served as the marketing arm for the development team, successfully delivering 19 diverse condominium projects totaling 1,819 units with sales of more than $410 million.

Phillips was one of 17 organizers of Vision Bank, a start-up in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and the Florida Panhandle. The bank grew to 17 locations before being sold to a national holding company. Phillips served as a director on the holding company’s board and the Alabama board as well as a member of its loan and audit committee.

Active in his community, Phillips has served as past Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Phillips also served on the Baldwin County Association of Realtors in several capacities including president. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Baldwin County Association of Realtors, the Baldwin County Multiple Listing Service, the Pensacola Association of Realtors and the Escambia County Multiple Listing Service. He is a Certified Residential Specialist, an Accredited Buyer Representative, a Certified Relocation Professional and a Certified Realtor Broker. He has called Gulf Shores, Ala., home for more than 37 years.

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Mark Anthony Puno

Mark Anthony Puno

Mark Anthony Puno, a former U.S. Army Sergeant with more than a decade of experience managing multiple multi-million-dollar design and construction projects on two continents, has joined the Krystal Key Beach Resort team as co-developer. He also serves as a senior principal with Titan Custom Homes FL., Inc. and Titan Capital Fund I, Inc.

With 18 years of experience in project controls and project management fields, Puno is a recognized expert in the area of schedule delay analysis, productivity loss, project controls and construction dispute avoidance and resolution.

A resident of Pace, Fla., his skills in project financing, joint ventures, negotiation, audit, evaluation and administration of contractors make him a true asset to the Krystal Key Beach Resort team.

Puno is Chairman and Treasurer of the Veterans 4 Veterans Corp., a Pensacola, Fla., nonprofit group that helps homeless veterans and newly transitioning veterans with job searches, housing, transportation, plus intervention and prevention of suicide and dependency on substance abuse. He is instrumental in offering further assistance by building/providing homes until they get back on their feet.

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Henry Norris, AIA

Henry Norris, AIA

Owner of Henry Norris & Associates Architecture/Planning/Design, Norris is an award-winning architect with more than 35 years of experience providing residential and commercial designs to clients. He is an experienced professional in condominium design with an extensive background in coastal architecture. His first multi-million dollar project was completed in 1985. Since then, he has completed more than 30 other successful projects. Norris has been recognized with a Community Service Award for his work on Caribe Resort Condominiums. He achieved recognition from the American Institute of Architects with an Award of Excellence for Bella Luna Condominiums and the Pensacola Apothecary Clinic. The city of Pensacola recognized his firm with the Golden Brick Award for his Palafox Street architectural office renovation.

Norris earned two bachelor’s degrees from Auburn University within two years: Architecture in 1978 and Environmental Design in 1977. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and Standard Building Code Congress International. He and his team have been recognized repeatedly for excellence in planning, design work and community service in Pensacola, Florida, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama.

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John L. Galloway, CGC

John L. Galloway, CGC

Certified General Contractor John L. Galloway has 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Licensed in Alabama and Florida, he has served as a contractor, construction manager and developer with supervision and management experience on more than a dozen condominium projects as small as $2 million and as large as $150 million. His work experience includes program design, development, planning, value engineering, cost control, contract negotiations and contract administration.

Galloway attended the Dave Buster School of Construction at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla.

Highlights of the condominium projects he has worked on include Tristan Towers and Santa Rosa Dunes in Pensacola Beach, Fla.; Regency in Navarre Beach, Fla.; Porto del Sol in Orange Beach, Ala., and Hawaii Kai in Destin, Fla.

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Raymond B. Palmer, CPA, JD

Raymond B. Palmer, CPA, JD

Raymond B. Palmer, attorney at law, received a Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He obtained a bachelor and masters degree in accounting from Virginia Tech, passing the 1984 certified public accountant examination in Washington, D.C. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1995.

Palmer serves on the Board of the Northwest Florida NAIOP chapter, has been a member of Gulf Breeze Rotary Club since 1995, and is a past president of Pensacola Leaders. He is a past board member of the South Santa Rosa Utility, and a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust section of the Florida Bar. Palmer is an authorized title agent for Chicago Title Insurance Agency and Old Republic.

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Cindy Stewart Phillips

Cindy Stewart Phillips

Growing up on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Cindy Stewart Phillips first began working in real estate in Mobile County, Alabama in 1988. After running a family golf business in Orlando, Florida and the country of Norway, she returned with her son, Brandon Hubbard, to the Gulf Shores area in 1997.

Since 1998, Cindy has worked in the Baldwin County, AL real estate industry in areas including condominium association management, real estate consulting and sales and development as owner of her own company. She is a member of the National Board of Realtors, The Alabama Association of Realtors and the Baldwin County Board of Realtors.

A graduate of the Leadership Baldwin County Class of 2005-2006, Cindy is actively involved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Sea Turtle Watch (Share-the-Beach) project. She currently serves as a volunteer for the Gulf Shores Annual National Shrimp Festival as Chairman of the Sponsor Hospitality Tent during the four-day event which attracts more than 225,000 visitors annually.  She is a past member of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Board of Directors.

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Rick A. Phillips
Southern Advantage Real Estate
16567 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507

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Disclaimer: The Condominium is being SOLD as fee simple interests.  These renderings are artist’s concepts and should not be relied upon as correctly stating the exact representations of the Developer.  Please refer to the Offering Statement and its exhibits for correct representations once it is made available.


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