20 Questions with Kim Githler

Throughout her career, Kim Githler has been an entrepreneur creating several enterprises.

She was part of the ownership group of the Hyatt Regency Sarasota that renovated the 297-room property, added an 11,000 square foot ballroom and then sold it to Blackstone in 2007. While owning the Hyatt, she and her partners developed the 44-unit luxury condominium, Beau Ciel, on Sarasota Bay.

She has owned and developed downtown office buildings and owned the Half-Moon Beach Club, on Lido Beach, in Sarasota, which was then developed into a 54-unit luxury beach front condominium, Orchid Beach. Most recently, she partnered with Jebco Ventures to develop the 147-unit waterfront condominium project, the Strand, which will be completed soon.

Over the course of 40 years her passion has been MoneyShow, where she has educated millions of investors, traders and financial advisers.

1. College alma mater? I only graduated high school at 15, but my life alma mater is, ”the harder you work, the luckier you get.”

2. Last show you binge-watched? Yellowstone.

3. Favorite place for a business meeting? London.

4. iPhone or Android? iPhone.

5. What did you eat for lunch today? Edamame.

6. We’ll find you on the weekend doing? Enjoying time with friends and family.

7. What movie terrified you as a child? The Wizard of Oz.

8. Proudest moment? The honor of closing the New York Stock Exchange.

9. Dream dinner companion? Elon Musk.

10. Any pets? A pug named Roxie.

11. Best concert you’ve ever seen live? Elton John.

12. What is your cellphone wallpaper image? My son, daughter-in-law and Roxie.

13. Most famous person you’ve ever met? Warren Buffett.

14. What is your go-to drink order? For alcohol, a vodka and cranberry. For nonalcoholic, a club soda and cranberry.

15. Favorite candy? Swiss milk chocolate.

16. Last thing you ordered from Amazon? Books, but I couldn’t tell you the last title.

17. Pool or beach? Beach.

18. Charity you support? Foster children/abused and neglected kids.

19. Favorite childhood memory? Getting a Popsicle after school every week with my grammy and being able to pick it out.

20. Words of advice? Get into the game of real-life experience—in business and money—as soon as possible … at 16. 

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