Thilo Best, is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bay Realty, L.L.C. and its affiliated entities, collectively known as Horizon Bay Retirement Living. Horizon Bay manages over 70 senior communities across the United States that contain 12,000 senior housing units.
Mr. Best was the Chairman of the Board for the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industries from 2003 to 2005 and a board member from 1997 to 2005. He is an Executive Board Member of the American Seniors Housing Association. Mr. Best is also a member of the Board of Directors for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Foundation in Tampa, Fla. Mr. Best was recently recognized by Ernst & Young as the Florida Entrepreneur of the Year for 2007 in health services.
Prior to Horizon Bay, Mr. Best was Senior Vice President of Finance at Holiday Retirement Corp., later becoming Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors and a partner in Holiday real estate ventures. He also held several positions at Prudential Insurance Company of America, completing his tenure as a Vice President in the real estate investment group. Mr. Best has a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Master of Science in real estate from Georgia State University.