Name: Picton Warlow
Title: Business Development and External Relations
Company: Moss Construction Managers
Location: Orlando, FL
Years in the Area: 48 (whole life)
Picton Warlow wears many hats. In addition to his work at Moss Construction Managers, he has a deep passion for improving transportation in Central Florida, thanks to 30 years in construction, and his family’s heritage here dating back to the 1880s. “As a fourth generation Floridian with two sons, investing in and giving back to my community will always be a core value of my family.”
After earning his MBA from the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business in 2005, Warlow joined his father’s firm, Georgetown Enterprises, Inc., concentrating on underground construction and transportation issues. Fourteen years later he joined Moss Construction Managers, a national construction firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, and opened its Orlando office where he leads Business Development and External Relations.
Warlow’s construction experience gave him a firsthand view of the impact of the Great Recession on Florida’s economy. It also gave him unique insights into resurgence and development opportunities: as a Board Member of the Florida High Speed Rail Commission, he helped advise the FDOT with all publicly funded passenger rail systems in Florida. For the past three years, he served alongside 30 local business leaders on Central Florida’s Transportation Task Force to identify local transportation challenges.
“The growth of city rail systems in Florida is integral to the continued growth and success of the region,” Warlow says. Starting with rail station construction in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Moss is helping Florida East Coast Railway expand All Aboard Florida, connecting Orlando to Miami. He also anticipates further transit-oriented development will drive development of nearby hotels and condos, expanding access to these vibrant city centers. “Enhancing intra-city transportation will only improve the residents’ quality of life — everything from pollution reduction to protecting the rural land. I think it’s important to create a place where the fifth and sixth generations of my family will want to grow old, as well.”