Tri-Star Affordable Development
Our Specialists
  1. Horton "Woody" Johnson
    Horton "Woody" Johnson
  2. Martin C. Flynn, Jr.
    Martin C. Flynn, Jr.
  3. Dan Myers
    Dan Myers
  4. Shane Williams
    Shane Williams
         Michael McPhillips
         Shane P. Sarver
​         Laurence J. Pino, Esquire

Horton "Woody" Johnson

Martin C. Flynn, Jr.

Michael McPhillips

Horton Johnson is an entrepreneur with more than 30 years of executive management, business development, human resources and marketing experience in diverse industries including technology, construction and medical equipment. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and is a Florida State Certified General Contractor.

Since the early 1980’s Mr. Johnson has been investing in real estate. Almost all properties required substantial renovation and maintenance, so he formed and trained a crew that evolved into a successful general contracting business – even doing a number of projects on historical buildings in Orlando and H.U.D. programs for the City of Orlando and Orange County.

Mr. Johnson is the founder of Sherwood Construction, Inc., a general contracting firm with an unlimited building license. Sherwood Construction will soon be celebrating its 30th year of being in business. The company has a terrific history and strong credit. Having worked throughout the decades with hundreds, if not thousands of clients, Sherwood has also played a role in the investments for Mr. Johnson’s multiple real estate projects, as well as dozens of unrelated investment firms. Sherwood Construction is now the exclusive contractor and/or construction management company for many entities such as HomeMakers Real Estate, Texas Housing, Home on the Range, Vero Housing II, Canaveral Crossings, WM Holdings and Tri-Star Development Group.

An active member of the Orlando business community, Mr. Johnson was elected to four terms as President of the Greater Orlando Business Network and eight terms on the organization’s Board of Directors. He served for many years as a director on the Darrell Armstrong Foundation for Pre-Mature Babies and has maintained his involvement as an advisor to the board. Additionally, Mr. Johnson was on the board of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for six years, was the marketing committee chairman for two years and currently remains an advisor to the marketing committee.

During his 25 years of business management experience in the restaurant and hospitality, printing and human resource management industries, Martin Flynn has turned unprofitable restaurants into top-performers, developed and implemented aggressive and widely successful advertising and marketing campaigns as well as built a reputation for building strong teams and motivating employees. Most recently, Mr. Flynn founded Common Paymaster Corporation which provided payroll benefits and human resource management for approximately three thousand employees.

As District Manager/Managing Partner for R & A Food Services LP, which owned the Boston Market brand in the State of Florida, Mr. Flynn opened eight and operated six stores for the chain including recruiting and training management and employee teams and cultivated sales from zero to $9 million within five years. Under Mr. Flynn’s management, the region became the top producer for the company in both sales and profit. During his seven years with Ruby Tuesday Restaurants of Morrison Incorporated, Mr. Flynn placed in the Ruby Tuesday Winner’s Circle four times, including a first place win. His accomplishments at Ruby Tuesday’s include growing the Gainesville store into one of the chain’s most profitable restaurants with average sales increases of 9.5% and an average profit increase of 33% per year over several years. Mr. Flynn also transformed the Ruby Tuesday in Tampa Bay Center from a bottom performing restaurant, scheduled for closing, with a 20% year-to-date sales decline, to a top performing restaurant with a 20% year-to-date sales increase within seven months. Mr. Flynn’s marketing plan to increase sales for Super Bowl month resulted in a 275% sales increase over the previous Super Bowl year. Mr. Flynn attended Florida State University and the University of Florida where he studied computer science through the School of Business. 

Mr. Flynn then became a partner in HomeMakers Real Estate, an investment company purchasing distressed real estate, which has evolved into multiple additional investment vehicles such as Vero Housing II, Texas Housing, Home on the Range and now, Tri-Star Development Group. He is responsible for start-to-finish operations that involve assessing candidate acquisition properties, coordinating renovations, structuring investment plans and overseeing the sales process to end users or outside investors.

Michael McPhillips has been a part of the real estate development industry since 1984. Development activities include condominium complexes, multi-family complexes, condotels, apartment complexes and single family homes. Mr. McPhillips is directly responsible for over 8,000 housing units being developed over the last 29 years.

Having obtained a degree in Political Science from University of South Florida provides a great knowledge base for the usually complex process on conforming to municipal codes and steering development projects through multi-agency authorities. Mr. McPhillips has also established himself as a quality re-developer by turning around multiple non-performing apartment complexes and communities into successful ventures.

Mr. McPhillips has also developed an extensive number of affordable housing projects and has been recognized for doing this. He is a 25-year resident of the Cocoa Beach, Florida area and has been involved in helping many charitable organizations in the area. Additionally, Mr. McPhillips is an instrument rated pilot and an instructor rated in skydiving with more than 1,350 jumps.

Shane P. Sarver

Shane P. Sarver has been actively involved in multifamily acquisition, development, management, and portfolio analysis for over 20 years.  He is currently responsible for the day-to-day operations and oversight of Heritage Affordable Development, Inc.’s owned portfolio of affordable multifamily properties, as well as additional third party assets.
Mr. Sarver is experienced in all aspects of multifamily real estate, including site identification, financing, asset management, and disposition, and has worked with various federal, state and local housing programs.  Mr. Sarver began his career as a commercial property appraiser of a variety of property uses including apartments, retail, office, and lodging facilities, as well as specialty uses.
Mr. Sarver received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University. 

Dan Myers

In addition to designing strategies for profit improvement, lowering overhead and re-shaping corporate finances, Mr. Myers has considerable experience reorganizing and salvaging financially distressed companies. This experience has proven to be extremely valuable to management and investors.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Central Florida in 1992, Mr. Myers began working in public accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1999. Since then, he has worked in a CPA firm, for his own independent CPA practice, and has held management positions in a variety of regional and national companies.  Mr. Myers’ role as the chief financial officer (CFO) of a large private equity firm gives him a unique business perspective; resulting from designing and overseeing accounting systems, tax planning and strategies to work in conjunction with financial and legal underpinnings of complex deal structures . 

Mr. Myers is a life-long resident of Central Florida and is actively involved in the community at Discovery Church as a volunteer with the Middle School Ministry and as a facilitator in Marriage Care University. Additionally, Mr. Myers independently founded and ran a mentoring group for college age men. He has also been involved as a volunteer with Nathaniel’s Hope; an Orlando-based organization dedicated to sharing the hope with special needs kids and their families.

Laurence J. Pino, Esquire

Mr. Pino is the CEO and Founder of The Dynetech Group, Inc., a private equity firm specialized in incubating and growing businesses. He also serves as the Chairman and/or CEO of many of its affiliates and subsidiaries. His business has involved incubating and growing some 80 businesses selling over $1.5 billion of goods and services and raising hundreds of millions of dollars of investment capital.

Mr. Pino is a 1973 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his J.D. degree from New York University Law School in 1976. His international studies include Certificates of Study from the University of Madrid, Spain, L'Alliance Francaise in Paris, France, and the Centro Linquistico Italiano dante aligheiri in Rome, Italy. 

In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Mr. Pino is also a commercial litigation attorney and an active member in good standing of the Bar Associations of New York, Florida and California. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Pino has represented over 1,400 clients in 8,000 separate transactions or lawsuits. In addition, Mr. Pino has also transacted numerous real estate, stock, and investment ventures for himself and his clients exceeding $300 million in value. 

As a frequent lecturer, Mr. Pino has spoken to over one million people and appeared as a guest on over 140 television and radio stations. He has also authored several books including: Finding Your Niche, published by Berkley-Putnam Publishing, Finding Your E-Niche, The Desktop Lawyer, and Cash In On Cash Flow, published by Simon & Schuster. Mr. Pino also recently co-authored Morphing: Radical Evolution for Revolutionary Times with Dr. Craig McAllaster, Dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.

Shane Williams

Shane Williams has a Master’s Degree in Forensic Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and two undergraduate degrees in both Finance and Economics from Arizona State University. 

Mr. Williams is a CPA with former experience as an auditor with a Big 4 public accounting firm.  As an auditor with this firm, he worked on engagements in a variety of industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and construction, as well as an initial public offering for a major entertainment company. 

Following his time in public accounting, Mr. Williams worked in financial reporting for The Walt Disney Company’s Theme Parks & Resorts segment.  Prior to auditing, Shane spent the first half of his career working for a private equity firm engaged in helping turnaround distressed businesses.