BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Todd Pokrywa Takes Over as President of The Viera Company
By Space Coast Daily // September 2, 2018
Viera was recently honored as the 15th top-selling master-planned community
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Todd J. Pokrywa officially took over as President of The Viera Company on Friday. Pokrywa succeeds Steve Johnson, who served as The Viera Company’s president from 2005 – 2018.
“I’m excited to take on the leadership of the great team we have at The Viera Company who, like me, are passionate about pursuing the vision of Viera as a vibrant, master-planned community,” said Pokrywa.
Pokrywa composed his thesis on the master-planned community of Viera and with 23 years in the land planning and development field, including previous experience overseeing long-range and strategic planning at the master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch, Pokrywa came to The Viera Company for the purpose of eventually transitioning to the president of the company.
As part of the succession plan, Pokrywa had assumed many of Johnson’s responsibilities over the years in the business, community and with government relations to ensure a smooth transition.
“I have observed Viera grow into the vibrant community it is today from the time I was a student who chose to study the benefits of the plans for the new town as the topic for my thesis while attending Canada’s University of Waterloo in the early 1990s,” said Pokryw.
“I am incredibly grateful for the guidance Steve has provided me since he gave me the opportunity to have a role in shaping the future of the master-planned community of Viera. I am enthusiastic about continuing to build on Steve’s legacy when he passes me the baton to lead the great team at The Viera Company in passionately pursuing the vision for the master plan unveiled in 1989.”
The community of Viera was recently honored as the 15th top-selling master-planned community in the nation, and fifth in the state of Florida, by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors which performed a rigorous search of the high-performing master-planned communities within each state in the nation.
In June, BUILDER magazine released their list of “The Next 100” and Professional Builder magazine announced their 2018 Housing Giants list. Viera Builders, Inc. made both lists, moving up in their rankings from previous years.
The Viera Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of A. Duda & Sons, Inc., manages commercial and residential development of Duda’s non-agricultural property and is the developer of the master-planned community of Viera in Brevard County, Florida.
The company’s integrated real estate operations include Viera Realty, Viera Builders, Viera Commercial Properties and the Duran Golf Club. The mission of The Viera Company is to create vibrant, livable communities that are built with faith, integrity and thoughtful stewardship of the land.
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