Mr. Ecclestone began his career in real estate development and construction in Michigan. His numerous Palm Beach County projects include Lost Tree Village, Old Port Cove, PGA National Resort and Spa, Ibis Golf and Country Club, Forum III, Regions Financial Tower and several apartment projects. For his distinguished community efforts, he has received the Outstanding Business Leader Award and an honorary Doctorate of Law from Northwood University, the Elmer Hedrick Award for Excellence from the Gold Coast Builders Association and the John D. MacArthur Business Leader of the Year Award from the Palm Beach Post. Mr. Ecclestone served as trustee for Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau and is life trustee for the Kravis Center. He was the former chairman of the Aviation and Airport Advisory Committee and currently serves as chairman of the Shore Protection Board of Palm Beach.