Real Estate Investor Harry Brandon Is New Trustee
MELBOURNE, FLA.—Harry Brandon has been named a member of the Florida Tech
Board of Trustees. He was welcomed to the board at the fall trustees meeting on campus.
A Melbourne-area real estate investor, Brandon is a past vice president of marketing for Harris Corporation and has 26 years of computer marketing and marketing management experience. He led worldwide marketing for the Controls Division and Composition Systems Division at Harris, following careers at Control Data, UNIVAC and University Computing. He left Harris in 1982 to start his own commercial real estate investing business in Brevard County.
Among the income-producing properties in Melbourne, which he and his wife Wendy have acquired and developed, are The 1900 Building, Wickham Center, the Prospect Office Center, Westgate Center and the Melbourne Harbor Suites Hotel. Their initial focus was to renovate older properties in high visibility locations. Currently, their business emphasizes selling some high-visibility properties in exchange for warehouse and distribution properties.
Brandon earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Washington. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Founders Forum in 2005.
“We are very fortunate to have Mr. Brandon on our board. He is well known for giving back to the community and we look forward to his giving us the benefit of his tremendous knowledge and talents,” said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese.