Casey Koslowski is a successful resort owner and real estate agent.

“I learned from my parents to treat your employees right and to treat them like family,” Koslowski said over drinks at Infinity Lounge in Wilton Manors.

One of South Florida’s most eligible bachelors,Koslowski owns the Grand Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale Beach. He took over the property in 2001, not long after arriving in South Florida from his native Wisconsin.

“We’ve had quite a few notable guests,” Koslowski said of The Grand.

In real estate, Koslowski has sold more than $300 million in the condo market, closing deals at venerable projects such as The Setai, Ten Museum Park, 900 Biscayne Bay, Paramount Bay, the W South Beach, Auberge and 100 Las Olas.

Koslowski credits multi-lingual skills as one of his strengths. He’s signed off on deals with Spanish clients and routinely travels to Germany to promote the greater Fort Lauderdale area as a tourist destination.

Koslowski grew up in the Milwaukee suburbs and came out while attending the University of Wisconsin. He said he knew he was gay after seeing a television commercial for Tab Cola.

“This guy was in a swimsuit coming out of the pool and that was it, I knew I was gay,” he said.


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