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Meet Our Team

Northshore Development is based in Orlando, FL with a financial office located in Palm Beach, FL. The team includes a highly visible CEO who spent 25 years as the top executive within Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a highly qualified developer with 15 years of experience with Marriot Vacation Club, and a CIO who has participated in the structuring and capital investment of over $5 billion of world class real estate assets.

Franz Hanning
Franz HanningChief Executive Officer & Managing Member
Team lead on business development and community outreach and development. Maintains the major decision control on all developments and financing.

Franz S. Hanning served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Wyndham Vacation Ownership since their separation from Cendant in July 2006. Mr. Hanning was responsible for the world’s largest developer and marketer of flexible, points-based vacation ownership products. The company’s five primary consumer brands – CLUB WYNDHAM©, WorldMark© by Wyndham, Wyndham Vocation Resorts Asia Pacific. Shell Vacations Club and Margaritaville Vacation Club@ -together comprise more than 200 resort properties, representing approximately 24,000 vacation ownership units and serving more than 900,000 owner families worldwide. After retiring from Wyndham Vocation Ownership in December; 2016, Hanning formed Northshore Development to manage his property holdings in Palm Bar, Florida. He owns Palm City Investments FH, LLC which owns the 24 acres property in Palm Bay. Specialists in Commercial Real Estate Development, Investment, and Branding.

James Shonkwiler
James ShonkwilerChief Development Officer and Partner
Managing development process from inception through completion including review of blueprints, meeting with architects, engineers, tracking building specifications and contractor negotiation.

Mr. Shonkwiler is a project management professional who led the global portfolio at Marriott Vacation Club as Project Delivery Owner. During his 15 years at Marriott Vacation Club, managed Marriott’s largest and most successful projects from start to finish. He holds an MBA from the University of Florida and two engineering degrees from The Ohio State University. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Georgia, and holds a Professional Development Program certification in Hotel Development from Cornell University. His business professionalism and work has been recognized by the Prime Minister of Aruba, the Mayor and Council of Palm Beach Shores, Florida, and most importantly by his peers and co-workers.

Andrew R. Steel
Andrew R. SteelChief Investment/Financial Officer and Partner
New pipeline acquisition management, general operational supervision, financing negotiation and management of sales and marketing efforts.

Mr. Steel has 15 years of experience managing and negotiating complex transactions in the hospitality, office and residential real estate sectors. He has participated in over $5 billion of successful real estate transactions and brings a strong background of financial expertise. Mr. Steel has worked with the top-tier of real estate development teams throughout his career including Margaritaville Holdings, The Related Group and The Carlton Group. Mr. Steel has also been a successful fintech entrepreneur with the founding of one of the first real estate fintech platforms and he brings a unique vision for creative structuring and strategic financial planning for long term success with the Northshore Development platform. Mr. Steel holds an MBA degree from Rollins College with concentrations in real estate finance and economics.

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