Development and Management Team

The development and management team for Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa brings many years of experience, expertise, and success to the Resort property.

Samuel R. Sutton
President

Sam Sutton has more than 40 years of experience as a principal in the acquisition, development, renovation and management of retail, industrial and residential properties. His forte is maximizing the value of properties to achieve a superior tenant mix and synergy through new construction, expansions, renovations and re-leasing.

Sam and Robert Sutton developed the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa which current has 496 condo-hotel units with the option to expand to 1,800 units.

Sam has built and leased the adjacent Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. Opened in 1996, this outlet center has 240,000 square feet of retail tenants. 

Larry S. Cohen
Senior Vice President

Larry Cohen’s over 40 years of experience in the successful operation, marketing and development of hotels and condominium resorts has made him one of the top industry experts in this field.  He has been involved with more than 150 new hotel openings worldwide and his expertise in the condo-hotel-resort sector includes opening the first three projects built in Orlando, Florida.

Robert Sutton

Vice President

Robert Sutton has been involved in both residential and commercial property management and development for more than four decades, including supervising and leasing office and retail centers throughout Florida. Prior to his role as Vice President of Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa and Sutton Properties, Inc., he was the regional property manager for a major multi-family apartment developer/owner, where he supervised more than 5,000 units in complexes in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida. 

Robert has been involved in new construction and redevelopment of several Publix Super Markets in the Florida, in addition to both mid- and high-rise resort condominium buildings.

He is proficient in all phases of project management and has worked with premier building contractors throughout Florida in their field. 

Welbro Building Corporation

The Lake Buena Vista Resort’s general contractor, WELBRO Building Corporation, is committed to the delivery of superior assistance to their clients.  WELBRO employs over 100 personnel including project engineers, project managers, superintendents, and preconstruction managers…all with hands-on construction experience. Over the past thirty-six years, they have constructed tens of thousands of hotel rooms and have developed a sense of partnership with their clients. By putting client needs first, WELBRO has demonstrated repeatedly that the success of a project, or a company, comes as a result of caring and competence.  They are well respected in the industry.

Sky Resort Management

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa has selected Sky Resort Management as our condo management company.  Sky Resort Management is a recognized, long established property management company offering an all-inclusive, one-stop shop solution that has been tailored to meet owner needs.  Based in the hospitality capital of Orlando, Florida, Sky Resort Management offers expertise in both operational elements of owning a short-term rental property and the sales and marketing relationships needed to generate ongoing reservations to your property. Resort properties under their management excel in both occupancy and average daily rate, and they consistently meet or exceed their competitive set. Drawing on the many relationships and sources of business they have provides direct access and allows Sky Resort Management to generate a consistent flow of business thus stabilizing occupancy levels. Understanding the varying travel patterns domestically as well as internationally then targeting throughout different periods of the year permits Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa to mitigate some of the peaks and valleys often associated with the seasonality of the industry; thus, achieving a stronger overall yield. An owner-based property management company can only be successful when its owners are successful. At Sky Resort Management you have a team of experienced individuals dedicated and committed to providing the highest level of owner customer service and who will ensure that your management needs are met.