As a major landholder, the Barron Collier Companies has made stewardship of the land a continuing priority. While balancing the needs of the community and the environment, the company maximizes real estate assets through its own development activities, joint ventures, and land sales. Its significant expertise in master planning is equaled by its success in permitting and zoning on a regional basis.

Among the company's portfolio of residential communities are Ave Maria, a new town in Eastern Collier County created to complement the country's first major Catholic University in forty years, and Grey Oaks, the signature country club estate community in Naples.