The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes
Since 2013, Geoff Block has worked as the manager of RLB Squared in Bluffton, South Carolina, where he oversees daily operations and employee activities. In his free time, Geoff Block is an avid golfer and golf instructor.
South Carolina Lowcountry is a popular place for golfers. The area is full of fun and challenging golf courses. Here are a few of the top courses to visit:
– The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes. Once known as Tradition National, the 250-acre Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes cleverly incorporates the lakes and wetlands of the area. The course uniquely features five tee placements, ranging from 4,955 yards to 6,650 yards and allows multiple pin positions, so even average golfers can enjoy a variety of experiences.
– Old South Golf Links. Designed by award-winning golf course architect Clyde Johnston, this course feature tall oak trees, tee boxes in the woods, and Scotland-inspired terrain.
– Hilton Head National Golf Club. This 300-acre course was designed by famous golfer Gary Player, who sought to develop a course that was challenging for low-handicap players yet entertaining for high-handicap players. The course offers more than 6700 yards and has a slope rating of 131.
Jaguar Land Rover
Financial professional Geoff Block started RLB Squared, LLC in 2013 and overseas the firm’s property holdings alongside his family investments. During Geoff Block’s tenure, RLB partnered with real estate investment firm The Becker Organization to acquire Sharp Plaza, a key piece of commercial real estate in Mahwah, New Jersey. Today, the building is the site of the new Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) headquarters.
Earlier this year, the JLR group celebrated the opening of its new 144,000-square-foot North American main headquarters and training and development center. The $30 million construction project added substantial square footage as well as a product research facility. The new complex has nearly 500 workstations and 78 collaborative workspaces to accommodate 400 of JLR’s New Jersey-based employees.
The building also has a large showroom, displaying many of the car company’s latest models. The new headquarters is a reflection of JLR’s success in the North American market. Since being acquired and restructured by global holding company Tata, Land Rover sales have risen by 171 percent and Jaguar’s are up over 300 percent.
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Since transitioning away from Wall Street in 2012, former Crown Growth Partners executive Geoff Block has relocated to Bluffton, South Carolina, where he operates holding company RLB Squared, LLC. An active member of his community, Geoff Block affiliates with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce focuses on creating an economically vibrant, business-friendly community that benefits its members and helps to improve the quality of life in the Hilton Head area. Recognizing the important role of tourism in the local economy, the chamber particularly works to maintain the area’s standing as a leading vacation destination.
Through a results-oriented approach that includes initiatives like the Visitor & Convention Bureau, the chamber has helped to bring in ample visitors, including a record 2.65 million in 2015. This success has resulted in a 46 percent increase in accommodation and hospitality tax revenue over a five-year period and a $1.1 billion impact on the local economy in 2015 alone. What’s more, Hilton Head continues to attract significant new capital investment.
Led by an 11-person executive committee and a 13-person board of directors, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce consists of 1,600 members. To learn more about the chapter, including its tourism-centered programs, please visit www.hiltonheadchamber.org.
Jaguar Land Rover
Geoff Block leverages experience he gained at Crown Growth Partners on Wall Street to manage day-to-day operations of RLB Squared, LLC, an investment company with a large portfolio including hedge funds and real estate ventures. Geoff Block partnered with The Becker Organization to develop the former Sharp Plaza, which has been leased by Jaguar Land Rover for its North American headquarters.
Located on 13.9 acres in Mahwah, New Jersey, the plaza includes a 147,077-square-foot office building where Jaguar Land Rover began renovation and expansion efforts in 2016.
Completed in March of this year, the existing building underwent a complete interior renovation that focused on improving technology and incorporating collaborative workspaces. The existing structure was expanded to provide a 30,000-square-foot space that houses product research, training activities, and other technical activities. The façade of the structure received a facelift as well. Jaguar Land Rover’s new North American headquarters is able to accommodate 315 employees.