Depending on the project, Marine Business Advisors is supplemented by numerous industry associates and colleagues. The primary associate working in concert with Jim Bronstien in marina business operational and evaluation projects is Kevin Quirk. Kevin and Jim have had a long standing industry relationship.
Kevin is widely known in the South Florida marine industry with over 20 years of executive marina management experience, most recently as Vice-President of Marina Operations for Pier Sixty-Six Marina, overseeing both the Pier 66 newly renovated marina as well as the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. In 2015, Kevin had full oversight for a $23 million redevelopment of the iconic marina prior to its recent acquisition by Tavistock Development Group.
Kevin previously served as Vice President of Marina Operations for LXR Luxury Marinas, a Blackstone Group LLC. In that role he was in charge of the operations of 7 full-service resort marinas, with over 18,000 linear feet of dockage including Pier 66 Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Boca Raton Resort and Club Marina, South Seas Island Resort Marina, Sarasota Hyatt Marina, Hilton Key Largo Marina, all in Florida, as well as the El Conquistador Resort and Marina in Fajarda, Puerto Rico.
Kevin had full oversight for the renovation of the Bahia Mar Yachting Center Superyacht facility in 2003. The marina, which was under Kevin’s oversight until sold in 2014, set a new standard for world-class Marina facilities while enabling it to meet the requirement of hosting the world’s largest Boat Show, the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat show.
Kevin has been an active member of the Fort Lauderdale community with membership with MIASF, US Superyacht Association, Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Fort Lauderdale Hotel and Lodging Association, SKAL, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Winterfest Boat Parade, and Broward County Boys and Girls Clubs. He is a graduate of Penn State University.