Over the past 47 years, John Baars Connell has Developed or Co-Developed Subdivisions such as Inverness, Windermere, Seashore Village, Lighthouse Pointe, Cordova Estates, Cordova Place, and The Whispers, just to name a few.
His office Developments and Co-Developments in Northwest Florida include IBM, Xerox, GMAC Finance Co., Sun Bank Data Center, U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Center and many others.
In 1985, John Connell and Jim Cronley won the famed “Aurora Award” for the Best Commercial Development, “Cordova Square” for the South East United States. Several years later, he was Co-Developer and Co-owner of “Cordova Collections” Shopping Center anchored by Target and Winn Dixie and Co-Developer of the 220 unit Condo “Villas on the Square” and the 76 unit Townhouse Center “Towne Square”.
Currently, John Connell is a partner in the Airport Hampton Hotel and the Homewood Suites. He is one of the Trustees of the Baars Estate Trust, which at one time was the largest vacant landowner in the city of Pensacola.