Founder & Broker
Speciality: Construction, Design, Land Acquisition, Listing Agent, Luxury Real Estate Development
Service Area: Amelia Island, FL, Callahan, FL, Fernandina Beach, FL, Yulee, FL
The Citadel - Business
University of Phoenix - MBA
20 Years Luxury Real Estate Development - Over $1.4 Billion in Managed Real Estate Transactions (Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Hawaii, Bahamas, & Cayman Islands)
Professional Background - New Construction, Land Development, Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND), Private Resorts, Urban Infill, and Historic Renovation and preservation. 30 Years of Executive Level Sales and marketing and Real Estate Development.
Technical Skills - Content Creation and editing with Adobe Suite (Lightroom - Premiere Pro), Strategic Marketing Plans, and active marketing campaign management using Meta Advertising (Facebook, Instagram), Google Ads, and Bing Ads. Avid Photographer, Drone Pilot, and Video Content Development. Experienced public speaker & contract negotiator.
University Of Arizona,
Member Austin Board of Realtors
Luxury home sales; Waterfront property; extensive background/training in Sales, Communications and Negotiating Techniques
Austin and surrounding communities
WHY WE STARTED CABANA LANE?
My 3rd career will be hydroponic farming!
Dawn, the Boys, the great outdoors, traveling and experiencing something for the first time
Coffee on the porch, selling a property or two, body surfing, dinner out, and a nitecap on the porch!
Not enough hours in they day
CABANA LANE IS
about creating, solving, finding, laughing and celebrating Postcard Living
Listings you’ll love
with the expert advice you deserve.
HELLO, I'M JOHN HILLMAN...
Simply, I'm a pretty lucky guy. I've been able to see and do many things in my fifty years of life. I somehow talked Dawn into marrying me nearly three decades ago, we have two beautiful sons, and we have lived in most places people like to vacation. A few tropical locations, a stop in Dallas, Las Vegas, Naples, and now Amelia Island. I'm a self-professed "dirt guy." I love raw land and how you examine the size, views, daylight, and breezes, then start to imagine what can go there. I probably wish I had a second life as I probably would have been an architect as I enjoy the process of design and use of materials. I'm passionate about design that leans into the history of a region or town.
While I can roll with the artful conversations, I'm also a living, breathing sales and marketing guy. I'm never afraid to listen first and then prescribe what I believe to be the path forward. I believe a "no" is just one step away from a "yes." My batting average has produced some pretty nice wins over the years, and I'm still thirsty and ready to roll up my sleeves to make things happen. My MBA brain will ensure whatever we do together, we will have a strategy and a clear process. The fun-loving side of me likes to keep it real and light, and there are bound to be some belly laughs and some "bless their heart" moments. Lastly, good or bad, I'm a workaholic. I'm also a passionate nerd searching for what technology or tools we can use to tell our story and find our audience. Real Estate is constantly changing, and there will always be questions to be answered. My home is that you will allow me to be your trusted partner in finding, developing, or selling your next home.
Cabana Lane is the cumulation of 20 years of luxury real estate development and over $1.4 Billion in real estate transactions. We are a boutique real estate company focused on brokerage, design, and construction with a solution-oriented focus. Dawn Hillman & I founded the company to look to bring our years of doing this on luxury projects across the United States and deliver this to our local market. As we like to say, we don't scare easily, so bring us a property in need of some love and affection, and we will help you figure it all out. Stay tuned as we build out Cabana Lane with our talented team of professionals and our eco-system of those in the trade who make the magic happen every day. As Founder, I will be the bus driver, janitor, bartender, coach, and photographer. You won't be surprised to see me running a pole saw to get a lot ready for sale as there is no job too big or small that I won't tackle. Let the fun begin!
3 Favorite Things
About Cabana Lane
WORKING EACH DAY WITH THIS ONE
DEVELOPING & CREATING
NO JOB TO BIG OR TWO SMALL
3 Of My
SPENDING AS MUCH TIME AS I CAN DOWNTOWN
FINDING TIME FOR THIS
What my clients say ❤️
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