Lykes Brothers appointed Joseph Wilson to the position of vice president of land assets and strategic planning, the Tampa-based company says in a news release.
Wilson has more than 20 years of experience in real estate asset management, strategic planning and business operations, according to Lykes Brothers officials.
Wilson comes to Lykes Brothers after five years as the VyStar vice president of corporate real estate, a credit union with more than $14 billion in assets. There, according to Lykes Brothers, Wilson led the efforts that more than doubled the real estate assets under his management.
Wilson's career also included leadership roles such as director of asset management at ELS, a publicly traded real estate investment trust with a multibillion-dollar real estate portfolio. Wilson was also a real estate management consultant with Boston-based Bain Capital and a director at WCI.
Wilson has a master's degree in engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an MBA from Jacksonville University. Wilson is a native Floridian, according to Lykes Brothers.
Lykes Brothers was founded by Howell Tyson Lykes and his seven sons in 1900. Lykes is a fifth-generation family business which owns 614,211 acres in Florida and Texas, including one of the largest contiguous landholdings in Florida. The property is home to a diversity of agricultural uses including citrus, forestry, recreational hunting and cattle operations, according to company officials.