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More than 150 years of

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Our Leadership Team

Managing Partner

Carlos J. Alfonso

Carlos J. Alfonso, is a founding principal and CEO of both Alfonso Architects and Alliant Partners, a real estate investment company.

Carlos was born in Cuba and came with his family to Tampa, Florida in 1960. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa and received his bachelor and master’s degree in architecture from the University of Florida, and is a distinguished Alumni of the UF School of Architecture. Mr. Alfonso was a founding, 11-year member of the University of Florida Board of Trustees, and concluded his service as Chairman of that Board in 2011 and 2012.

In addition, Mr. Alfonso served on the State of Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission in 1998. During that service, he was Chairman of the Committee on Article 4, which modified the Executive Branch of the State Constitution. That committee restructured the Florida Cabinet, created the FWC and created Florida Forever which was approved subsequently by Florida voters. He currently serves as a Trustee of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of 100 and serves as Chairman of the University of Florida Online Advisory Board for State of Florida’s Online Baccalaureate University.

Carlos is a registered architect in 14 states and has been a Florida registered class A General Contractor. He is a commercial multi-engine, instrument rated pilot. He and his wife, Dorothy, have three children.

Work Experience

Mosaic Streamsong Lodge Resort & Golf Club, Polk County, Florida – The 16,000 acre property located between Orlando and Tampa is formerly mined phosphate land owned and developed by The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients. Components include a 300,000 sq. ft resort, with 216 rooms in the main lodge, 12 rooms in the golf clubhouse, a full service spa, three restaurants, and 20,000 sq. ft of public meeting space.

CAMLS (Center for Advanced Learning and Medical Simulation), Tampa, Florida – Development Services for The University of South Florida in the off-campus development of a 75,000 sq. ft. Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation by researching numerous sites adjacent to area Hotels in the Tampa Bay region and working with capable landowners to develop the CAMLS facility and an adjacent 4 star hotel.

Trump Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – Represented CBRE Investments International on an $80 million existing conversion of a distressed Hotel Condo project to a conventional Hotel. Work included development assessment schematic design, estimating, scheduling, permit assessment and logistics for all phases of the $15 million additional redevelopment plan.

Embassy Suites Hotel, Naples, Florida – $42 million, 160 room Hotel on the Cocohatchee River. Amenities such as 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space/banquet hall, boat docks, rooftop bar and restaurant to serve its guests. Responsibilities include land acquisition, entitlements, franchise license, scheduling and financing.

Monte Lauro, Brevard, North Carolina – Master Planner and Development Director for a 900 acre Italian themed branded community with Authoress Frances Mayes, writer of the acclaimed book “Under the Tuscan Sun”. The project involved the development of a luxury 200 room Five Star Hotel, a 28,000 sq. ft. retail town center, 910 housing units, an 18 hole golf course, luxury tennis and multiple additional recreational functions. Responsibilities comprised all land acquisition entitlement, underwriting, scheduling, and obtainment of institutional financing as well as architectural design.

Park Slope Shoppes, Brooklyn, New York – All Planning and Development Services for a 43,000 sq. ft. Urban New York City Retail and Office Development which included a CVS Drugstore, New York Sports Club and Astoria Federal Savings and Loan. Project was under Development and Construction half-mile from Ground Zero in September 2001. Responsibilities included land acquisition and Development, for 5 existing parcels (4 containing existing buildings that were reused); all entitlements with City of New York, Financing and Project Management. Project Partner was The Sembler Company.

Director of Development & Construction

David Robinson

Dave has been involved in all levels of development, from the dirt to the job trailer to the office.

Starting in the early 90’s he was operating heavy machinery as a teenager expanding his role for 12 years and managing all aspects of a site development crew: responsible for overseeing the construction and building of residential housing plans and commercial shopping centers. Upon Graduation from Penn State University, he was quickly entrenched in all aspects of RLC Inc. (Robinson Land Company) development duties until 2008. This was setting the stage to continue his growth through project managing, preconstruction, permitting, entitlements and managing operations for RLC, Inc. After gaining a name in the residential realm within the Western PA markets he was tasked with being directly involved with the first Walgreens projects in the region and oversaw the opening of their first locations. Those successful projects followed a move to Florida where he became a Project manager with Paradise Development and then eventually, Honors Contractors Inc.

His career in Florida slowly evolved from construction manager to project manager and then to business development where he worked with many of the nation’s top retailers, trade organizations and developers on a daily basis. Overseeing everything from target-market expansion to project development throughout the southeast.

A major emphasis of his career was based on the programs for Walgreens, Verizon, Starbucks, RaceTrac, Chase Bank, and Mattress Firm, to name few.

In 2014, he was hired by Hunt Real Estate Services as a Project Manager where he continued to progress and expand his knowledge and experiences using a hardworking, relationship based approach and attitude to complete his projects successfully for their clients. Those clients varied from Family Dollar, Vitamin Shoppe to Wawa and 7-Eleven.

Managing Partner

Frank Capitano

Born on February 18, 1969, in Tampa, Florida; the fourth child of six children. Growing up in Tampa, Frank David graduated from Jesuit High School in 1987 and received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 1991.

Frank is a managing partner in Alliant Partners development, a full-service real estate investment firm, specializing in acquisitions and development which he co-manages. He has developed over 30 independent commercial properties and 2 conveniences store chains containing over 50 stores. He successfully sold both chains to outside corporations.

Frank joined Radiant Oil Company of Tampa that his grandfather Nick Capitano started in 1931. As part of the orderly transition to the third generation, The Radiant Group, LLC was formed on August 1, 1999. Frank and his brother Joseph Jr. are the Managing Members of The Radiant Group. The company managed and dispensed motor fuel products through 125 locations in the State of Florida. The Radiant Group sold their gasoline operation business to 7-11. The Radiant Group is also a multi-store franchisee for Dunkin Donuts and operates a multi-store car wash business under the name Radiant Express Car Wash.

SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS

  • Aparium Hotels
  • AT&T
  • Brightworks
  • Chase
  • Circle K
  • CVS
  • D.G. Yuengling and Sons Brewery
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • First Watch Restaurants
  • Hotel Haya
  • K-Force
  • Masonite Corporation
  • McDonalds

  • PNC Bank
  • Radiant Express Car Wash
  • Radiant Food Service
  • Softwerx, SOCOM
  • Sparky’s Food Store
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • TD Bank
  • The German American Club
  • The Mosaic Company
  • USAmeribank
  • Valley National Bank
  • 7-Eleven

Frank served on the Florida Petroleum Marketers Convenience Store Association Board 1992- 2007 and was awarded the Chairman’s Award in 1999 for his contribution to the association. He served on the Executive Committee, was Treasurer 2004 – 2005, and was Chairman of the Board for the 2006 to 2007.

Additionally, Frank has been serving on Moffitt Cancer Center’s – Moffitt Medical Group Board (MMG) since 2015. He served as Vice-chair for two years and is currently serving as chair of the MMG. He also serves on the facilities committee, the Joint Strategy and planning committee.

He served on the Jesuit Alumni Challenge Fund Committee in 2006 and the Jesuit Baseball Stadium Capital Campaign from 2009-2010. Frank also served on the “Honor our Traditions” and on the President’s Steering Committee for “The Great Glory Campaign”. He is currently serving as a Board of Trustee since 2020.

Frank was on the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation executive committee and chair for three years, service since 2009. He received the “Director of the Year” award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal. He served on the Vincent Lecavalier Foundation from 2012-2014. He currently holds membership in Tampa Yacht and Country Club, Gilchrist Club. Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, and The Stovall House.

Partner

Spencer Muritades

Spencer serves as the Director of Acquisitions and Development for Alliant Partners. Spencer is responsible for sourcing development and investment opportunities, fostering national tenant relationships, site selection and financial analysis. Some of his most notable projects of late include acquiring Kforce’s campus in Ybor City and developing Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s new medical headquarters in Tampa.

Clients that Spencer has worked with include, but are not limited to: Baycare, Publix, Chick-Fil-A, Chase Bank, PNC Bank, Wawa, Circle K, 7-Eleven, Starbucks, First Watch, AT&T, GoodVets, Trulieve, Curaleaf, Rise, Dunkin Donuts, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Kforce, Masonite, Walmart, McDonald’s, and HCA Healthcare.

Spencer is also the founder of EarthNotes.ai, which is a proprietary software application that is currently patent pending. The platform was originally developed in response to sourcing real estate opportunities faster.

Prior to joining Alliant, Spencer Muratides was on the development team at Redstone Properties based out of Youngstown, Ohio and Tampa, FL. At Redstone, he worked on Publix anchored shopping centers and mixed-use office developments.

Spencer Muratides graduated magna cum laude from the honors program at the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Finance and a Master of Science in Real Estate from the Hough School of Business.

He is the recipient of the Graduate Entrepreneur of the Year awarded by the University of Florida. Spencer is on the executive board in Tampa at the Urban Land Institute, the alumni board of The Academy of the Holy Names, and he is actively involved with ICSC. He also hosts interns from the Special Operation Forces Community via The Honor Foundation, who have an interest in commercial real estate after transitioning from service. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, and playing golf.

Chief Financial Officer

John T. Nertney

John joined The Radiant Group, LLC as Chief Financial Officer in 1999. Since that time John has served in a variety of functions related to company operations and real estate.

Since 2005, John has participated in finance, underwriting, construction, property management, leasing and development activities.

Partner, Executive VP of Retail Development

Burton Tuttle

Executive VP of Retail Development

Burton is a Partner with Alliant Partners Development and serves as its Executive Vice President of Retail Development. He leads the retail development team and is responsible for sourcing development and investment opportunities, as well as cultivating key relationships with national retailers.

Burton has been a leader in the retail development industry for more than 18 years. Prior to joining Alliant Partners, he was a founding member and Vice President of Wagner Property Group, a Tampa-based retail development company. During his ten-year tenure, Burton completed projects with notable retailers, including Publix, Sprouts, Wawa, Chick-fil-A, Walgreens, Truist Bank, Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bank, Regions Bank, Charles Schwab, Starbucks, and more. He previously focused on site acquisitions for Encore Real Estate Development of Tampa and Salvo Real Estate Solutions of Dallas, respectively.

Burton is a sixth generation Floridian with a brief stint as a Texan, where he attended college, discovered his passion for retail development, and met his wife.  He graduated with honors from Southern Methodist University with a B.S. in Economics and Finance and holds a Real Estate Broker’s license in Florida.  Burton is actively involved with the International Council of Shopping Centers, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, End68 Hours of Hunger and First Presbyterian Church of Tampa.