C. Wendall Collins EDI Financial Group, (EDI) is a sustainable real estate development and acquisition firm based in Jupiter, Florida. EDI provides professional services for private/public partnerships in commercial and residential real estate, hospitality and tourism industry that include project management, planning assessments, due diligence, acquisitions, sales & marketing, and sustainable development. The mission of EDI FINANCIAL GROUP is to focus on the acquisition and syndication of bulk Performing and Non-performing Residential and Commercial and Residential Assets, including REO assets in private offerings.
C. Wendall Collins is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of EDI. www.ecoexperiencedev.com Collins is a south Florida native and graduate of the University of Miami. He spent his initial business years in management for the Allstate Insurance Company and later with a NYSE regional investment banking firm, Raymond James and Associates. In 1997, Collins was appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Nature Based and Heritage Tourism Advisory Committee, in which he served until 2007. This committee continues to organize, implement, promote, and protect nature-based and heritage tourism in the State of Florida…their slogan is “Visit Florida”.
Since its incorporation, EDI and its principal owner C. Wendall Collins has successfully organized, managed, syndicated and developed over twenty-five commercial projects and partnerships in the State of Florida. In addition, EDI has expended millions of dollars assembling a group of executives and advisors with experience in each of the critical facets of the business ventures including site acquisition/development, syndicating real estate investments, architectural, engineering and design, and program design/management. These professionals continue to develop the concepts, programs and marketing programs, addressing legal matters, and conducting all other studies necessary to ensure the success of EDI’s projects.
In 2000, EDI Hospitality began its environmental hospitality service as part of the development team of two projects, The Grand Key Resort www.grandkeyresort.com and The Islander www.islander.com located in the Florida Keys. EDI introduced to both projects the “green” and sustainable development techniques and construction, and the implementation and promotion of their nature-based and eco-tourism programs. In addition, EDI, in joint concert with the local community and Grand Key Resort, formed the Salt Ponds Association to preserve the Salt Ponds habitat adjacent to the Grand Key Resort.