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Patrick Krechowski Voted Chair of Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority

Patrick Krechowski, partner in the firm’s Jacksonville office and member of the Real Estate Practice, has been elected to serve as Chair of Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) Board. In this role, he will lead the organization in its mission to drive growth in business and investment, create a dynamic urban living environment and enhance the quality of life in downtown Jacksonville.

Patrick was confirmed as a DIA board member in November 2023. In May, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to confirm him as Board Chair, with his 12-month term as Chair set to begin July 1, 2024. 

Patrick has over 25 years of experience in real estate, land use, environmental, governmental, administrative litigation, appeals and title insurance law. Patrick is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law. His practice focuses on all aspects of zoning and land use law, real estate due diligence, environmental permitting (including sovereign submerged lands and riparian rights), environmental remediation, water use permitting and planning, beach nourishment projects, coastal construction and due diligence before local governments and federal/state agencies, including associated administrative and civil litigation. 

Patrick served as District Council Chair for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), North Florida District, a global real estate education non-profit, until 2023 when he was selected to be part of its inaugural class of Network Counselors for district councils. He is also a member of the Visit Jacksonville Board of Directors and has supported efforts by Leadership Jacksonville since 2017.

The DIA is the community redevelopment agency and the downtown economic development arm of the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Guided by a nine-member Board of Directors , the DIA spearheads efforts to reinvigorate downtown as a place to live, work and visit. The DIA seeks to attract investment, facilitate job creation and increase residential density through capital investment, planning, marketing and public-private partnerships.