rebecca-wilson

Rebecca Wilson

Shareholder
Co-Chair, Land Use, Zoning & Environmental Group; Chair, Affordable Housing

Overview

Becky Wilson represents property owners, developers, lenders and other development participants with issues related to zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative law, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI’s), procurement issues, due diligence and property rights. A tireless advocate for her clients, Chambers USA states she "can be tough when she needs to be."

Becky's work focuses on advising clients in the development of high-rise, hotels, planned communities, large “power-centers,” mixed-use projects, office buildings and big box commercial projects, projects within historic districts, multi-family developments, senior living, and affordable housing. She works closely with the local government entities to address the needs of her clients related to zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative law, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI’s), procurement issues, due diligence, and property rights.

After clerking for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Becky landed in Orlando, quickly building a reputation at Lowndes for being thorough, outspoken, and a tireless advocate for clients. She ultimately found her niche in land use, collaborating with architects, transportation engineers and local governments to move her clients’ projects – and Central Florida – forward. Becky became one of the youngest female shareholders at the firm. Today, she chairs the Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Group.

Undoubtedly, Becky’s diligence and activism were responsible in part for her appointment as chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Central Florida District Council, a global multidisciplinary real estate organization with more than 40,000 members dedicated to the responsible use of land, and creating and sustaining thriving communities.

News & Insights

News

Speaking Engagements

Publications

Recognition

Recognition

  • Notable Women Leaders in Law, Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2013-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year, 2024
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2022-2023
  • Lawyers in Real Estate Award, Connect Commercial Real Estate (CRE), 2022
  • Awesome Attorneys, Orlando Family Magazine, Land Use Law, 2023
  • Community Leader Award, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, 2021
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers, 2009-2016
  • The Legal 500 US, Recommended Attorney in Real Estate and Construction - Land Use/Zoning, 2015-2016
  • Women Who Mean Business: Women to Watch, Orlando Business Journal, 2015
  • Most Influential People in Winter Park, Winter Park Magazine, 2015
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer,  Florida Trend , 2005-2007, 2011-2015
  • Women Who Mean Business: Up-and-Comer Finalist, Orlando Business Journal, 2011
  • Forty Under Forty, Florida Real Estate Magazine, 2009
  • 40 Under 40, Orlando Business Journal, 2007, 2009

Community & Civic

Community Activities

  • Urban Land Institute of Central Florida, Governance Chair, past District Council Chair
  • Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings' "Housing for All" Task Force,  past Member
  • Rollins College Hamilton Holt School Board of Advisors, past Chair
  • City of Winter Park, Visioning Steering Committee
  • One Hundred of Orange County, Inc., Board Member
  • Leadership Winter Park, Class XVI
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association

Representative Projects

  • 389 North, a 39-story mixed-use tower in downtown Orlando developed by The Weintraub Companies
  • Alfond Inn, a 112-room hotel with restaurant and meeting space developed by Rollins College
  • Center for Health and Well Being, an 80,000-square-foot facility for wellness, fitness and medical uses along with reconfigured road network by Winter Park Health Foundation
  • Chau Medical Center, a 66,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Winter Springs, Fla.
  • Collegiate Village, a 540-plus student housing units developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners
  • DVX Central, a 15-story mixed-use tower in downtown Orlando developed by Deerfield Investments
  • Epoch Aloma, a 55-plus active adult community near Winter Park developed by Epoch Residential
  • Heritage Park, a land swap with City of Winter Park and development of 3-story office building
  • Hill Center at Winter Park, a 25,000-square-foot shopping center redevelopment project by Hill Gray Seven
  • Magruder Eye Institute, a 32,000-square-foot medical office building in Winter Park, Fla.
  • Mariposa Groves, a 13-story mixed-use tower with affordable housing in downtown Orlando developed by Banyan Development Group
  • Modera Creative Village, an 8-story apartment complex in downtown Orlando developed by Mill Creek Residential
  • Modera, a high-rise residential with redevelopment of The University Club
  • Narcoossee Corridor, a 30-acre mixed-use project in St. Cloud, Fla., developed by Green Slate Land & Development
  • Orlando Health, a 5-story patient tower with 110 acute care beds
  • PENLER, a 288-unit luxury apartment community in Clermont
  • Society Orlando, a three-tower multifamily complex in downtown Orlando developed by Property Markets Group
  • The 420 Church, a mid-rise residential building on Church Street
  • The Yard at Ivanhoe, a 9-story mixed-use building with 591 residential units and commercial along with re-aligned Alden Road
  • Wadley Park, a 81-unit permanent supportive housing community for the homeless developed by Wendover Housing Partners

Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., cum laude, 1997
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