The Developer

South Beach Land Trust (SBLT) is a Florida land trust that recently acquired the Paradise Key South Beach development. Lon Walton is the managing director for SBLT and is the son of the late William “Bill” H. Walton, Jr. Bill was a builder/developer whose career spanned more than 50 years in the Northeast Florida area and who was a founding partner in Paradise Key.

A Jacksonville native, Lon has been actively engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry—acquisition, development and sales—since graduating from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1982 (BA-Economics). A licensed real estate broker and general contractor for the past 25 years, Lon and his father previously worked together on several real estate projects in Jacksonville and at the beaches.

Today, Lon Walton and his team of professionals at SBLT are dedicated to implementing the unique coastal community vision for Paradise Key South Beach originally set forth by Bill Walton and his partners. Most important is preserving the natural characteristics and beauty of the Paradise Key South Beach land.