Thad Boyd, CEO

Thad Boyd


Thad Boyd has led the Boyd Real Estate Group since 1996.

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Ocala native Thad Boyd has led the Boyd Real Estate Group since its inception in 1996. While still a youth, under the tutelage of his late father, R. Thad Boyd Jr., he assembled the building blocks of manufacturing, construction, sales, and marketing skills that would form the foundation for his later success in commercial and residential real estate development. Thad also honed his considerable ability to establish enduring, quality relationships with local and regional business leaders—a key factor that would create a profoundly positive impact on the economies of Ocala, Marion County, and the central Florida region.

Throughout his career Thad has garnered several distinctions, including being the youngest CEO of one of the 50 largest privately owned Florida corporations. Boyd Development Group has grown over the years to encompass commercial, industrial, retail, and office space as well as residential properties in Ocala and central Florida. These collective enterprises today are: The Boyd Group, Boyd Real Estate, Boyd Property Management, LLC, Boyd-Mox Industrial Development (with Rachel Gibbs), and Sellstate Next Generation Realty (with Joe Vorwerk) that has over 130 agents to date.

Over the years Thad’s team has developed in excess of 20 million square feet and 3,000 residential lots. That means everything from buying the land to obtaining all the entitlements to creating plans, constructing roads and sewer systems, and selling the end product to builders. They have done theatres, restaurants, office complexes, Walmart Supercenters, single-family homes, apartment complexes, and many others. It’s a multi-layered and satisfying, sometimes years-longprocess that Thad has enjoyed being part of from start to finish.

A committed Christian, Thad has always felt the call and commitment to give back to the community. His past and present board member affiliations include the Children’s Home Society, Habitat for Humanity, College of Central Florida, Ocala Metro Chamber and Economic Partnership, Salvation Army, University of Florida Gator Boosters, United Way, Marion County Sheriff’s Advisory Committee, Honoring Thy Father Ministries, XtremeSoulutions, and the Kimberly Center. The latter is a women and children’s advocacy and protection program in Ocala, built by a community coalition that he spearheaded and named in honor of his late sister. Thad is married to wife Julie and has three adult children, a son and two daughters.

Roy Thad Boyd, III (“Thad”) is an Ocala, Florida native who attended St. John Lutheran High School and Central Florida Community College. His father, Roy Thad Boyd Jr, founded a local company in the late 1970s called Mark III—a van and truck conversion manufacturing operation—that was, at one point, Marion County’s largest employer.

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