During Kent’s career, he has held executive management positions at Unified Capital Corporation, Beztak Development Company and The Warmington Company. Mr. Hawkins has closed over $600MM in commercial financing, for corporations that include Lincoln Property Company, Trammell Crow and Harper Lake Partners. He has co-developed multi-unit commercial and master planned communities – totaling to date over one billion dollars.
Since 1990, Mr. Hawkins has founded four operating companies specializing in real estate and renewable energy. Today, these companies employ 105 people and generate revenues in excess of $40MM annually.
In 2004, Mr. Hawkins became co-investor and Managing Partner to Harper Lake Partners, a 3500-acre master planned community and 500 Mega Watt Solar Energy Park. Prior to funding, the property sold to Abengoa for $35MM for a 100% solar build out.
In 2010, Mr. Hawkins formed Colony Energy Partners to aid municipalities and local communities toward one common goal – producing renewable energy. Colony Energy Partners is currently developing several projects totaling over $200MM for renewable biogas.
Mr. Hawkins is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in International Finance, including extensive studies abroad at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.