Meet Our Team

bob-youngRobert B. Young – President of Blair Group

Mr. Young has been in the commercial and resident real estate industries since graduating with his MBA from the Wharton School in 1973. Initially working in commercial real estate lending for Citibank of New York, he went on to act as general contractor, and Vice President of Marketing and Operations for a regional developer located in Southwest Florida.

Mr. Young is the former president of the Florida Manufactured Housing Association and currently serves on the executive committee. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, Manufactured Housing Institute and the National Communities Council.

Since 1987, Mr. Young has operated his own regional real estate development and investment firm, Blair Group … one of Florida’s largest developers of affordable active adult communities.

Over the last 30+ years, Mr. Young has designed and built 12 active adult retirement communities throughout the state, providing high-quality manufactured homes at an easily affordable price.

Blair Group has been awarded Developer of the Year and its Lakeland-based 55+ community, Cypress Lakes, has been voted Number One Community in the United States by the Manufactured Housing Congress year over year.

Cyndi King – Chief Operating Officer

Originally from Southern California, Cyndi came to Florida in 1983. She first started in the manufactured housing industry in 1984, spending nine years with a builder developer of 55+ communities prior to joining Blair Group in 1992.

Over the years, Cyndi has managed multiple properties and onsite teams. She has been a part of building 5,000+ homes in Active Lifestyle 55+ Communities, managing every Blair Group community, and currently overseeing all five locations as acting COO. She also oversees all marketing and advertising for the communities and company.

Cyndi has been very active in the Florida Manufactured Housing Association (FMHA), currently serving on the Board of Directors; having formerly served as president. She is also a member of the National Communities Council—an entity of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)—and holds both a Real Estate and Mortgage Broker License.

Leslie Croft – Marketing Manager & Lifestyle Consultant

Leslie is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia having made the move to join Blair Group back in 2013. Since that time she’s grown a family of five, all of whom “make the daily grind worth it!”

Leslie has a BA in journalism/communications with additional certifications in traditional, web and social media marketing. Additionally, she maintains a real estate sales associate license. To date, her career has been quite diverse, which has afforded her with a solid understanding of business operation best practices. 

She says, “I’m lucky to have gotten an opportunity to work for such an exceptional company, made up of some pretty great individuals.”