Amy Floyd is the “center of zen” in KDC’s Charlotte office. Her frequent practice of yoga helps her see the good in people and aids in her day-to-day interactions as a project coordinator in KDC’s Charlotte office.
“Yoga makes it easier for me to deal with the challenges that life throws my way,” she says, “My personal motto is: Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.”
In her position, she is involved in a variety of tasks, from making sure the office runs smoothly to creating proposals and marketing materials for new business opportunities. She also supports the project management staff for the Southeast region of KDC.
Amy joined KDC in 2006 after spending 10 years working in accounting, finance, and HR. “Commercial real estate was a completely new industry for me,” she says. “Even now, I learn something new every day.”
She was introduced to KDC by Larry Wilson – the Division President of KDC’s Southeast Region – who coached her daughter’s soccer team. “I thought Larry was such a nice guy—such a great coach—so I told him, ‘If you are ever hiring, I’m available’. A couple of months later, he had a position that was perfect for me,” she recalls.
She felt at home right away. “At KDC, we’re team-oriented, and everyone’s goal is to support each other and put the client first,” she says.
Amy is a LEED Green Associate. In that capacity, she is responsible for securing LEED certification for KDC’s development projects. “Our clients are committed to their employees and communities. Securing their building’s LEED status is essential for communicating that commitment to the public.”
During her time at KDC, Amy has worked on a lot of projects, but she thinks the most interesting is the State Farm regional headquarters in Atlanta. “It’s a massive project that I’ve been part of from the very beginning,” she says. “It’s been incredible to watch their innovative vision for a dense urban office come to life.”
Amy grew up in Tupelo, MS and attended the University of Alabama, where she met her husband, Trea. They moved to Charlotte in the late 1990s with their two children, Emery and Walker. Today, Emery is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and lives in Charleston, while Walker works in construction.
Outside of the office Amy takes several yoga classes a week. She has received her certification as an instructor and hopes to teach classes in the future.
Amy enjoys cooking. “I love feeding people and putting my heart and soul into the food I make,” she says. She also enjoys spending time outside of work with her husband at their cabin at Lake Hartwell.
When Amy retires, she hopes to combine her passion for the lake, yoga, and cooking by starting a “biscuits ‘n bait” food truck for fisherman in the morning and teaching yoga in the afternoon.