Andy Hytlin is the founder of ProParks and formed the company out of his passion to leverage his expertise and apply it to the attractions/amusement industry. Prior to ProParks, Andy served as Chief Executive Officer of South Street Capital Advisors, a boutique investment and merchant banking firm focused on middle market companies. South Street Capital Advisors is an affiliate of CNL Financial Group, a leading sponsor of alternative investments.
Mr. Hyltin has also served in various positions during his 17 year career with CNL, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer and President of Corporate Capital Trust, which on Nov 14th, 2017 listed with the New Stock Exchange. Corporate Capital Trust is a Business Development Company, in partnership with Kohlberg, Kravitz & Roberts. He was responsible for leading the team in the development and structuring of the product and its eventual launch in 2011. During his tenure as CEO, Corporate Capital Trust grew to over $3.0 billion of assets and is one of the largest Business Development Companies in the United States.
Hyltin also served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Global Growth Trust and Global Income Trust, which are two diversified international real estate investment trusts. Created in partnership with Sydney, Australia based Macquarie Bank and sub-advisor MGPA, a real estate private equity firm based in Singapore. In 2014, Blackrock, through its acquisition of MGPA became a sub-advisor.
He also served as Chief Executive Officer of CNL Fund Advisors, a registered investment advisor to various CNL Funds including an open-ended Mutual Fund sub-advised by CBREI. In addition, he served as President and Chief Investment Officer of CNL Private Equity Corp., where he was responsible for the company’s portfolio of private businesses and real estate investments.
Prior to joining CNL in 2002, Hyltin spent more than 20 years in Commercial Lending and the investment banking industry as well as founding and operating various companies in the real estate and hospitality industry.
Additionally, Mr. Hyltin is chairman of the Florida Opportunity Fund, a Florida-based venture fund actively investing in Florida-focused venture capital funds, infrastructure projects and emerging Florida-focused companies within such industries as energy, healthcare, manufacturing and technology. Mr. Hyltin is also a member of The Florida Council of 100, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of business leaders that works to promote the economic growth of Florida and improve the economic well-being and quality of life of its residents.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, with a minor in Real Estate
Texas Christian University